Uniform Disposition of Community Property Rights at Death Act Law & Legal Definition


The Uniform Disposition of Community Property Rights at Death Act is a uniform act drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in 1971. It provides rules for disposing of property that was acquired as or from community property under the law of a state that recognizes community property. Further, this act preserves the rights of each spouse in property that was community property before the spouses moved to the non-community property state, unless they have severed or altered the community property rights. The purpose of this act is to preserve the rights of each spouse in property which was community property prior to change of domicile, as well as in property substituted therefore where the spouses have not indicated an intention to sever or alter their community rights. The act has been adopted by many US states like Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut and Florida.