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Planned Parenthood: Adult Adoption And The Right Of Adoptees To Inherit, Richard C. Ausness 2016 University of Kentucky College of Law

Planned Parenthood: Adult Adoption And The Right Of Adoptees To Inherit, Richard C. Ausness

Richard C. Ausness

This Article is concerned with the effect of adult adoptions on the inheritance rights (in the broad sense of that term) of adult adoptees. The Article contends many adult adoption statutes assume the existence of a parent-child relationship in which the adopter is the “parent” and the adoptee is a “child” even though this is not true of all adult adoption cases. In addition, legislatures and courts frequently fail to differentiate between “quasi-familial” adoptions and “strategic” adoptions, particularly where inheritance rights are concerned.


The "Estate Planning" Interviewer, Thomas L. Shaffer 2016 Notre Dame Law School

The "Estate Planning" Interviewer, Thomas L. Shaffer

Thomas L. Shaffer

Professor Shaffer's article The "Estate Planning" Interviewer is the Introduction: Part II, in J.K. Lasser's Estate Tax Techniques on pages INT-25 to INT-51


Will Of Fortune: New York Will Drafting─Part 1, Gerald Lebovits 2016 Columbia, Fordham & NYU Law Schools

Will Of Fortune: New York Will Drafting─Part 1, Gerald Lebovits

Gerald Lebovits

No abstract provided.


Toward Economic Analysis Of The Uniform Probate Code, Daniel B. Kelly 2016 Notre Dame Law School

Toward Economic Analysis Of The Uniform Probate Code, Daniel B. Kelly

Daniel B Kelly

Insights from economics and the economic analysis of law may be useful in analyzing succession law, including intestacy and wills as well as nonprobate transfers such as trusts. After surveying prior works that have examined succession from a functional perspective, I explore the possibility of utilizing tools like (i) transaction costs, (ii) the ex ante/ex post distinction, and (iii) rules versus standards, to illuminate the design of the Uniform Probate Code. Specifically, I investigate how these tools, which legal scholars have employed widely in other contexts, may be relevant in understanding events like the nonprobate revolution and issues like ...


The Will As An Implied Unilateral Arbitration Contract, E. Gary Spitko 2016 University of Florida Levin College of Law

The Will As An Implied Unilateral Arbitration Contract, E. Gary Spitko

Florida Law Review

A consensus has begun to develop in the case law, the academic commentary, and the statutory reform movement that a testator’s provision in her will mandating arbitration of any challenge to the will should not be enforceable against a beneficiary who has not agreed to the arbitration provision, at least where the will contestant, by his contest, seeks to increase his inheritance outside the will. Grounding this consensus is the widespread understanding that a will is not a contract. This Article seeks to challenge both the understanding that a will is not a contract and the opposition to enforcement ...


Law Of Wills, Browne C. Lewis 2016 Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

Law Of Wills, Browne C. Lewis

Browne C Lewis

This casebook is designed to train law students to think and act like probate attorneys. It is meant to be used in conjunction with the author's book The Law of Trusts. This book's focus is problem-solving and legal application. It includes numerous problems so law students can learn to apply the law they learn from reading the cases. It also contains collaborative learning exercises to encourage students to engage in group problem-solving. The book is divided into three parts to reflect the main types of issues that students will encounter if they practice probate law; its organization mirrors ...


Law Of Wills, Browne C. Lewis 2016 Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

Law Of Wills, Browne C. Lewis

Law Faculty Books

This casebook is designed to train law students to think and act like probate attorneys. It is meant to be used in conjunction with the author's book The Law of Trusts. This book's focus is problem-solving and legal application. It includes numerous problems so law students can learn to apply the law they learn from reading the cases. It also contains collaborative learning exercises to encourage students to engage in group problem-solving. The book is divided into three parts to reflect the main types of issues that students will encounter if they practice probate law; its organization mirrors ...


In Defense Of The Harmless Error Rule’S Clear And Convincing Evidence Standard: A Response To Professor Baron, Mark Glover 2016 University of Wyoming College of Law

In Defense Of The Harmless Error Rule’S Clear And Convincing Evidence Standard: A Response To Professor Baron, Mark Glover

Washington and Lee Law Review Online

In Irresolute Testators, Clear and Convincing Wills Law, Professor Jane Baron draws attention to a conflict between the mechanics of the law of wills and the realities of testation. Baron observes that the law of wills is designed to be used as a tool by resolute and rationale testators to communicate their intent regarding the distribution of property upon death. However, the law’s archetypical testator does not represent the many real testators who are irresolute and irrational, those possessing incoherent and only partially formed thoughts regarding the disposition of their estates.

Based upon the disconnect between the law’s ...


Justice; Mater Et Magistra; Civil Rights; Zoning; Sociological Jurisprudence; Mr. Justice Brennan; Business Ethics, 2016 St. John's University School of Law

Justice; Mater Et Magistra; Civil Rights; Zoning; Sociological Jurisprudence; Mr. Justice Brennan; Business Ethics

The Catholic Lawyer

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Incomplete Dispositions, Naomi Cahn 2016 George Washington University Law School

Incomplete Dispositions, Naomi Cahn

Washington and Lee Law Review Online

In Irresolute Testators, Professor Jane Baron provocatively suggests the existence of two distinct types of testators: the rational, autonomous testator who has made deliberate choices about the contents of her will and whose errors, if any, are minor; and the more vulnerable, less resolute testator who may not have actually made the final decisions enshrined in a formal will. To illustrate how these testators appear in wills law, she analyzes how courts apply the doctrines of harmless error and mistake reformation. While the two doctrines appear to be intended to help the resolute testator, courts instead, she suggests, also apply ...


Probate A To Z: Guiding You Through The Statutes, Rules, And Procedures (Click Sharkmedia Below For Video), Adam Scott Goldberg 2016 Krause & Goldberg PA

Probate A To Z: Guiding You Through The Statutes, Rules, And Procedures (Click Sharkmedia Below For Video), Adam Scott Goldberg

Law Center Plus Seminar Series

  • Learn about probate court statutes and rules of procedure in Florida
  • Understand how Probate issues can impact other areas such as: real estate, family, and debt/creditor law.
  • How to handle special challenges that arise in probate cases
  • Discuss recent procedural changes in Miami-Dade & Broward Probate Court


Convention Providing A Uniform Law On The Form Of An International Will: Problems With State Probate Law, Jack N. Sibley 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Convention Providing A Uniform Law On The Form Of An International Will: Problems With State Probate Law, Jack N. Sibley

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Adding Insult To Death: Why Punitive Damages Should Not Be Imposed Against A Deceased Tortfeasor's Estate In Ohio, Alec A. Beech 2016 University of Akron

Adding Insult To Death: Why Punitive Damages Should Not Be Imposed Against A Deceased Tortfeasor's Estate In Ohio, Alec A. Beech

Akron Law Review

A majority of jurisdictions in the United States have determined, either statutorily or judicially, that punitive damages cannot be imposed against deceased tortfeasors. However, a recent Ohio appellate court held to the contrary. In Whetstone v. Binner, the Ohio Fifth District Court of Appeals adopted the minority view when it held that punitive damages could be imposed against a decedent’s estate. This Comment takes the position that Whetstone was incorrectly decided. Specifically, this Comment argues that the longstanding purposes of punitive damages are not furthered when such damages are imposed against estates and that Ohio law supports this conclusion.


The Socio-Economics Of The Federal Estate Tax: Why Do So Many People Hate (Or Love) This Centenarian?, Richard Gershon 2016 University of Akron

The Socio-Economics Of The Federal Estate Tax: Why Do So Many People Hate (Or Love) This Centenarian?, Richard Gershon

Akron Law Review

The federal estate tax has faced many detractors during its almost 100 years of existence. While the tax affects only a very small percentage of estates, many have called for its repeal. This Essay discusses the socio-economic reasons why the estate tax should be maintained. The tax is an important source of revenue, and it helps to rectify the growing issue of wealth and income inequality in the United States.


Donative Trusts And Equity At Common Law, Thomas E. Simmons 2016 University of South Dakota School of Law

Donative Trusts And Equity At Common Law, Thomas E. Simmons

Thomas E. Simmons

The historical evolution of express donative trusts in the English Middle Ages down to today both explains and frames the basic elements of a common law trust. Today, trusts in common law countries - and also in many civil law jurisdictions with the exception of China - are utilized in the private donative context to preserve and administer family wealth in ways not otherwise achievable. This paper outlines the basic elements of a common law donative trust from a functional perspective, explaining how trust work as a form of gratuitous transfers and why,


Family Surrogate Laws: A Necessary Supplement To Living Wills And Durable Powers Of Attorney, 38 Vill. L. Rev. 103 (1993), Ardath A. Hamann 2016 John Marshall Law School

Family Surrogate Laws: A Necessary Supplement To Living Wills And Durable Powers Of Attorney, 38 Vill. L. Rev. 103 (1993), Ardath A. Hamann

Ardath A. Hamann

No abstract provided.


Family Surrogate Laws: A Necessary Supplement To Living Wills And Durable Powers Of Attorney, 38 Vill. L. Rev. 103 (1993), Ardath A. Hamann 2016 John Marshall Law School

Family Surrogate Laws: A Necessary Supplement To Living Wills And Durable Powers Of Attorney, 38 Vill. L. Rev. 103 (1993), Ardath A. Hamann

Ardath A. Hamann

No abstract provided.


Practical Islamic Estate Planning: A Short Primer, Imani Jaafar 2016 Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Practical Islamic Estate Planning: A Short Primer, Imani Jaafar

Mitchell Hamline Law Review

No abstract provided.


Sending The Wrong Message: The Current State Of Minnesota Law Raises Multiple Barriers To Meaningful Resolution For Our Elder Population When Bringing Medical Malpractice Claims, Suzanne M. Scheller 2016 Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Sending The Wrong Message: The Current State Of Minnesota Law Raises Multiple Barriers To Meaningful Resolution For Our Elder Population When Bringing Medical Malpractice Claims, Suzanne M. Scheller

Mitchell Hamline Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Practice Of Elder Law, Stuart C. Bear 2016 Mitchell Hamline School of Law

The Practice Of Elder Law, Stuart C. Bear

Mitchell Hamline Law Review

No abstract provided.


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