Corpus ID: 18841006

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

  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)},
  • 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
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