Widow's Election Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Widow's Election, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Widow's Election?

(n) The law of succession prevailing in the states entitle the widow of the deceased husband certain rights on the property of the deceased man. If the husband has executed a legally enforceable will, she is also entitled to succeed the deceased man’s property as per the will. Widows election gives a choice to the widow to select one of the choices stated above.