3B:3-46. a. Property which a testator gave in his lifetime to a person is treated as a satisfaction of a devise to that person in whole or in part, only if the will provides for deduction of the lifetime gift, or the testator declares in a contemporaneous writing that the value of the gift is to be deducted from the value of the devise or is in satisfaction of the devise, or the devisee acknowledges in writing that the gift is in satisfaction of the devise or that its value is to be deducted from the value of the devise.
b.For purpose of partial satisfaction, property given during lifetime is valued as of the time the devisee came into possession or enjoyment of the property or as of the time of death of the testator, whichever occurs first.
c.If the devisee fails to survive the testator, in the case of a substituted devise or a devise saved from lapse, the gift is treated as a full or partial satisfaction of the devise, as appropriate, unless the testators contemporaneous writing provides otherwise.
L.1981, c.405, s.3B:3-46, eff. May 1, 1982; amended 2004, c.132, s.38.
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