Code of the District of Columbia

§ 18–105. Retention or demand of void devise or legacy by attesting witness prohibited.

A person to whom a beneficial devise, legacy, estate, interest, gift, or power of appointment is given or made in a will or codicil, which is void under section 18-103 , may not, in any manner or under any color or pretense whatsoever:

(1) demand or take possession of or receive any profits or benefit of or from the devise, legacy, estate, interest, gift, or power of appointment so given or made; or

(2) demand, receive, or accept from another person the beneficial devise, legacy, estate, interest, gift, or power of appointment or any satisfaction or compensation therefor.


(Sept. 14, 1965, 79 Stat. 686, Pub. L. 89-183, § 1.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 18-105.

1973 Ed., § 18-105.