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prospective law

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A quick definition of prospective law:

Prospective law refers to a type of law that applies to events that will happen in the future. It is a law that has not yet taken effect and will only apply to situations that occur after it becomes effective. For example, if a law is passed on January 1st, it will only apply to events that happen on or after that date. This is different from retroactive law, which applies to events that have already happened.

A more thorough explanation:

Prospective law refers to a law that applies to future events. This means that the law will only affect things that happen after it is passed, and not things that happened before. For example, if a law is passed today that says all cars must be electric by 2030, it will only apply to cars that are made after the law is passed, not to cars that were made before.

Another example of a prospective law is a law that sets a time limit for creditors to bring claims against a decedent's estate. This means that if someone dies and leaves behind debts, the law will only give creditors a certain amount of time to make a claim against the estate, and not an unlimited amount of time.

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