Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, February 28, 2011

Same-Sex Inheritance in NY

From the New York Law Journal:

A state appeals court has cleared the way for a same-sex spouse to inherit the estate of his deceased partner.

The Appellate Division, First Department, held yesterday in Matter of the Estate of H. Kenneth Ranftle, 4214, that recognizing the marriage in Canada of H. Kenneth Ranftle and J. Craig Leiby, who was designated as Mr. Ranftle's "surviving spouse and sole distributee," did not violate public policy.

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