The Nonprobate Revolution and the Future of the Law of Succession

  title={The Nonprobate Revolution and the Future of the Law of Succession},
  author={John H. Langbein},
  journal={Harvard Law Review},
The popular demand for probate avoidance has coincided with a fundamental change in the nature of wealth. Mogt property now takes the form of claims on financial intermediaries, who can easily transfer account balances on death, without court proceedings. Further, creditors have developed a variety of techniques for collecting decedents' debts without probate. Professor Langbein sees in these developments the basis for legitimating the main will substitutes as "nonprobate wills" and for… Expand
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Equitable Apportionment of the Federal Estate Tax Liability: The Necessity of Clarifying Legislation
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public pension rights). The rule criticized in text is codified in the UPC for joint
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      The Revised Uniform Estate Tax Apportionment Act apportions federal and state taxes among probate and nonprobate takers in proportion to their shares, unless the will contraindicates