Corpus ID: 18841006

Inheritance Equity: Reforming the Inheritance Penalties Facing Children in Non-Traditional Families

@article{Wright2015InheritanceER,
  title={Inheritance Equity: Reforming the Inheritance Penalties Facing Children in Non-Traditional Families},
  author={D. Wright},
  journal={LSN: Other Law \& Society: Private Law - Family Law (Topic)},
  year={2015}
}
  • D. Wright
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • LSN: Other Law & Society: Private Law - Family Law (Topic)
This Article examines how more than 50% of children living today may be disadvantaged by 1950s era inheritance laws that privilege and protect only those children living in nuclear families with their biological parents. Because so many children today are living in blended families — single-parent families, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning (LGBTQ) families, or are living with relatives — their right to inherit from the persons who function as their parents are severely… Expand
“Who Is My Child?”—Implications of Judicial Rejection of Commune-Cultural Conceptions of the Family for Children’s Welfare in Nigeria
The question of family composition remains a subjective jurisprudence in various jurisdictions. In Nigeria, legislative and judicial responses to different family forms are generally broadening underExpand

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 21 REFERENCES
The Legal Parentage of Children Born to Same-Sex Couples: Developments in the Law
When issues related to sexual orientation and parenting were first liti gated, it was generally in the context of custody and visitation disputes between former different-sex spouses where one of theExpand
The Tie that Binds: The Constitutional Right of Children to Maintain Relationships with Parent-Like Individuals
Children are the most important foundation of every society. As the sole source of tomorrow's leaders and participants, children are the link between the past, the present, and the future. They areExpand
Family Law Cases as Law Reform Litigation: Unrecognized Parents and the Story of Alison D. V. Virginia M
Although the gap between law and lived experience comes as no surprise to most people, the divergence is especially striking--and disturbing--in the area of family law. Legal training quickly revealsExpand
Parenthood by pure intention: assisted reproduction and the functional approach to parentage.
TLDR
Professor Storrow articulates a theoretical foundation for extending the privilege of intentional parenthood to all individuals, regardless of their marital status to demonstrate that planning and preparing for the birth of a child--not marriage--are the essential criteria in determining who is--and is not--an intentional parent. Expand
Collaborative Reproduction and Rethinking Parentage
TLDR
The author argues that genetic or adoptive tests for legal parenthood can no longer be universally applied and the creation of new doctrines, such as intended parent or de facto parent will have to gain greater recognition in order to avoid confusion as to who is legally responsible for children. Expand
24% 5 years but less than 6 years42% 8 years but less than 9 years
  • 3 years but less than 4 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18% 4 years but less than 5 years36% 7 years but less than 8 years
  • 2012
Adopted child considered heir of adoptive parents and not heir at law of a parent whose rights have Unclear, though some Michigan been terminated
  • Spousal exception. MICH. COMP. LAWS § 700
  • 2003
Shondel J. v. Mark D., 853 N.E.2d 610
  • Shondel J. v. Mark D., 853 N.E.2d 610
  • 1999
Md. Cir. Ct., Baltimore MD. CODE ANN., EST. & TRUSTS City
  • Md. Cir. Ct., Baltimore MD. CODE ANN., EST. & TRUSTS City
  • 1996
...
1
2
3
...