Professors' Corner

Professors' Corner: Women and Wills

Professors' Corner is a monthly webinar which features a panel of law professors, discussing recent cases or issues of interest to real estate or trust and estate practitioners and scholars. The Professor's Corner Webinar is sponsored by the Joint Legal Education and Uniform Laws Group of the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

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Professors' Corner

Professors' Corner

A FREE monthly webinar featuring a panel of law professors, addressing topics of interest to practitioners of real estate and trusts/estates

Women and Wills:

An Empirical Analysis of the Married Women's Property Act and Its Remarkable Resonance Today

Faculty: Kristine S. Knaplund, Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law

Moderator: Amy Hess, Univ of Tennessee College of Law

By 1900, Missouri had a quarter century’s experience with its version of the Married Women’s Property Act, enacted in 1875 to reverse the common law and decree that personal property acquired by a married woman was her own; in 1889 a similar statute gave her control of her real property. Had enough time passed for her to accumulate enough wealth to execute a will? If she did, would she leave her property to her husband, or to others? Was her will more likely to be challenged than a man’s?


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