Children Conceived After Death

Children Conceived After Death

What are their inheritance rights?

New York is the most recent state to legislate the inheritance rights of children conceived after the death of one or both parents—a circumstance that was barely imaginable less than a generation ago. Statutes and court decisions on this topic have rapidly developed over the last 15 years, in response to advances in medical technology. The latest state statute on the issue recognizes posthumously conceived heirs, but only under very specific circumstances and with very specific requirem

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