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Takings And The Post-Modern Dialectic Of Property, Gregory S. Alexander Jul 1992

Takings And The Post-Modern Dialectic Of Property, Gregory S. Alexander

Cornell Law Faculty Publications


Ademption And The Domain Of Formality In Wills Law, Gregory S. Alexander Jan 1992

Ademption And The Domain Of Formality In Wills Law, Gregory S. Alexander

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

The 1990 revision of the Uniform Probate Code ("UPC") marks the second stage of probate reform in the second half of this century. The first stage was the adoption of the original UPC. While it included some changes in the substantive law of wills, its primary objective was to simplify probate procedure. The second stage, by contrast, focuses almost entirely on the substantive law of wills and will substitutes. It changes several of the primary rules of wills law, including the traditional rule requiring strict compliance with execution formalities. It also makes significant changes in the subsidiary rules of wills ...