There is a 9 month time frame for disclaiming inheritances;
First, a disclaimer must be written in affidavit form and signed by the disclaimant. It must describe the property, interest or power to be disclaimed. Second, the disclaimer must be filed with the Department of Revenue in final form within nine months after the later of: 1) the date of death; 2) the final vesting both in quantity and quality of any future or contingent interest, or; 3) the date when the taker of an interest attains the age of twenty-one years. Third, the disclaimer must have been certified by the Court in which it was filed. All disclaimers are required to carry a Courts certification. Fourth, the disclaimer cannot direct who is to receive the disclaimed property. In other words, the disclaimer must be just that; a disclaimer. Fifth, the disclaimer must be absolute as to the whole or partial interest sought to be disclaimed. The disclaimed portion of the property will then pass by the laws of intestacy, or some provision in a will or other dispositive instrument, as though the disclaimant had predeceased the decedent. Sixth, in order to disclaim an interest in jointly-held property, the surviving joint tenant must have no equitable interest in the joint tenancy property they seek to disclaim. They must not have contributed to the purchase of the property and must not have exercised control over the property as if it were their own. They must not have accepted the jointly-held property as a gift, nor may they disclaim their interest in property previously received as an inheritance. The primary example of such a situation in which a disclaimer is allowed is a joint tenancy created for purposes of convenience only. Seventh, the disclaimer is irrevocable once filed and must not contain language which attempts to make it revocable.
The relevant statute is 59-2291.
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