Forfeiture Clause Law and Legal Definition

Forfeiture clause is a provision in a contract to the effect that under certain circumstances, one party must forfeit something to the other. However such provisions are often said to be void.

Non contest clauses are also reffered to as forfeiture clauses. It is a provision that threatens to dispossess any beneficiary who challenges the terms of the will. It is designed to threaten one into action or inaction.