The Inheritance Rights of Children in the United States: Cases and Materials

Title

The Inheritance Rights of Children in the United States: Cases and Materials

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Description

Nadya Suleman conceived fourteen children using artificial insemination. Michael Jackson and Clay Aiken became fathers using surrogates. These and other high profile cases have shined the spotlight on the need to ensure that children have adults who are financially responsible for providing for them. As the number of ways to create a family has increased, the number of legal classes of children has expanded. That expansion has impacted the inheritance system. The Inheritance Rights of Children in the United States focuses upon the inheritance rights of the following classes of children: marital children, adopted children, non-marital children, stepchildren, posthumously conceived children, children conceived by artificial insemination, and children conceived under surrogate arrangements. It uses cases, statutes, and problems to highlight the legal issues that have arisen due to the existence of so many classes of children. This book is appropriate for use as the primary text for both classes and seminars.

ISBN

1594604576

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Carolina Legal Press

City

Durham, NC

Keywords

Inheritance, succession, United States, legal status of children

Disciplines

Family Law | Juvenile Law | Law | Property Law and Real Estate