Reforming succession law: intestate succession

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Abstract

Examines the proposals of the Scottish Law Commission's 2007 discussion paper on succession dealing with intestate succession where the deceased is survived by a spouse or civil partner, including the rules that should apply where the deceased also had issue, stepchildren, and other accepted children. Presents a hypothetical case study illustrating the application of these rules where two unrelated families are joined together as a result of a second marriage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
JournalEdinburgh Law Review
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

Keywords

  • family law
  • Scotland
  • second families
  • intestacy

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