1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd Suite 1410

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

24/7 Customer Support

Same day response guaranteed

What Is a Nunc Pro Tunc? Definition, Uses and Importance.

Jump To Section

Copy the following HTML iframe code to your website:

Share This

The phrase, “now for then” is a Latin word that means you can issue an order on one date but it will be effective retroactively.

It is most often used to correct past judicial errors or oversights that could jeopardize the smooth operation of the legal system. When a written record of a trial court’s judgment fails to accurately represent the court’s decision, it is the court’s inherent ability to modify the record at a later date to reflect what happened during the trial. 

To ensure that no party is harmed or prejudiced by the erroneous decision, the rectified decision would take effect immediately. Nunc pro tunc is used to repair errors or omissions made by the court in order to obtain the desired outcomes.

« Back to Glossary Index

More Probate Resources

Search for more common probate terms
Search

Get Your Inheritance Money Now!

Our Inheritance Cash Advances help heirs receive a portion of their inheritance payout in just a few days. We then wait and are paid directly out of your share when the estate finally closes. We wait for probate so that you don’t have to. Click below and fill out our short form to receive an advance immediately.

Probate Costs