Parent-Child Property Succession

An important policy debate is emerging in the United States concerning how the law of succession should change to encapsulate more fully modern American families. Changing family structures and new artificial reproductive technologies1 (ART) are redefining in law and society. These influences undermine the traditional definition of a parent-child relationship: the presence or presumption of a genetic

Lee-ford Tritt is a professor at The Univeristy of Florida College of Law in Gainesville, Fla., and director of The Center For Estate Planning.

An important policy debate is emerging in the United States concerning how the law of succession should change to encapsulate more fully modern American families. Changing family structures and new artificial reproductive technologies1 (ART) are redefining “parentage” in law and society. These influences undermine

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