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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 2-708: Class gifts to ''descendants'', ''issue'', or ''heirs of the body''; form of distributions if none specified

Section 2–708. [Class Gifts to ''Descendants'', ''Issue'', or ''Heirs of the Body''; Form of Distribution If None Specified.]

If a class gift in favor of ''descendants'', ''issue'', or ''heirs of the body'' does not specify the manner in which the property is to be distributed among the class members, the property is distributed among the class members who are living when the interest is to take effect in possession or enjoyment, in such shares as they would receive, under the applicable law of intestate succession, if the designated ancestor had then died intestate owning the subject matter of the class gift.