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Lesson 8: Basic Future Interests: Kinds of Vested and Contingent Remainders

This lesson is part of a series of exercises covering Basic Future Interests. While the 10 lessons comprising this series can be worked in any sequence, the lessons do to some degree build on each other. Thus, it is suggested that students work them in order.

Students should complete the Basic Estate System lesson prior to working through this lesson and series.

The 10 lessons are:

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Define vested remainder.
2. Differentiate vested remainders from contingent remainders.
3. Define the three subcategories of vested remainders.
4. Identify each of the three subcategories of vested remainders from the words that create it.
5. Contrast an indefeasibly vested remainder from a vested remainder subject to divestment.
6. Define contingent remainder.
7. State the three basic ways a remainder can be contingent.
8. Define a condition precedent.
9. Explain subject to the occurrence of some stated event.
10. Explain conveyed to unascertained persons.
11. Explain conveyed to unborn persons.

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