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Distribution of intestate estates in non-traditional families. A way forward?

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Show simple item record O'Sullivan, Kathryn 2017-03-14T09:05:45Z 2017-03-14T09:05:45Z 2017
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The rules governing the distribution of an intestate estate applied pursuant to section 46 of the Administration of Estates Act 1925 as amended by section 1 of the Inheritance and Trustee's Powers Act 2014 ensure very generous provision for surviving spouses in England and Wales. However, notwithstanding the merits of such provision, the extent to which the regime strikes an appropriate balance in distributing such an estate, in particular, between the surviving spouse and a deceased s children from a former relationship, if present, appears somewhat dubious. Part I briefly positions the intestacy regime adopted in England and Wales in an international context, placing a special emphasis on the protection afforded to the interests of a deceased's children from a former relationship in a number of different jurisdictions. Part II then critiques the arguments recently advanced by the Law Commission for England and Wales against reform in this area and argues that such reform is, in fact, warranted. On this basis, Part III presents a novel proposal for consideration.  en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Common Law World Review;46 (1), pp. 21-41
dc.subject intestacy en_US
dc.subject England and Wales en_US
dc.subject step parents en_US
dc.subject surviving spouse en_US
dc.subject reform en_US
dc.subject administration of Estates Act 1925 en_US
dc.title Distribution of intestate estates in non-traditional families. A way forward? en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2017-03-03T15:32:42Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1473779516677007
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2645306
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Common Law World Review
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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