Residuary Disposition Law and Legal Definition

Residuary disposition refers to the act of transferring by deed or will the residue of an estate after specific bequests are made. Wills have residuary clauses that gives all the remainder of the estate, once the specific bequests and devises are taken care of, to one or more of the beneficiaries.

Law attempts to avoid intestacy and any construction which favors a residuary disposition should be upheld and sustained whenever possible.[Milton H. Greene Archives, Inc. v. CMG Worldwide, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22213 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 7, 2008)]

Residuary disposition of property serves to enforce the presumption that the testatrix intended to dispose of all of her property.[Steele v. Leete, 27 Conn. Supp. 474 (Conn. Super. Ct. 1968)]