Trusts and Estates

Trust and Estate law deals with the protection of assets during a client's lifetime and the distribution of a client's assets after death. As the most populous generation continues to age, trusts and estates issues are being defined and tested.

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Professors' Corner: The Revised Uniform Parentage Act

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Professors' Corner: The Revised Uniform Parentage Act

The Revised Uniform Parentage Act breaks new ground in what is usually considered to be the realm of family law. The legal definition of family, however, is of the highest important in trusts and estates practice because so much of our work involves planning for intrafamilial transfers sometimes far into the future. Among the topics to be discussed are the status of children of assisted reproduction, the status of non-marital children, and the role of the relatively new concept of de facto parentage.