Failure Of Issue Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Failure Of Issue.

Failure of Issue (noun)

In legal terms, "Failure of Issue" refers to a situation where a person dies without leaving any direct descendants such as children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren. This term is commonly used in wills and trusts to specify what happens to property if the person intended to inherit it (the "issue") doesn't exist at the time of the person's death.