Cross Remainders Law and Legal Definition

Cross-remainders may be defined as remainders limited after particular estates to two or more persons in several parcels of land, or in several undivided shares in the same parcel of land, in such way that on the determination of the particular estates in any of the several parcels or undivided shares they remain over to the other grantees, and the reversioner or ulterior remainderman is not let in till the determination of all the particular estates. It is not necessary that there be express words of limitation in a will to create cross-remainders, but they will be implied where necessary to carry out the testator's intention. [Addicks v. Addicks, 266 Ill. 349 (Ill. 1914)].