Saturday, March 15, 2014
Kristine S. Knaplund (Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law) recently published an article entitled, Assisted Reproductive Technology: The Legal Issues, 28 Prob. & Prop. 48 (March/April 2014). Provided below is the beginning of her introduction:
The rapidly expanding use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) poses new challenges for estate planners: who will be treated as the decedent’s child (or grandchild, nephew, niece, and so on)? Issues of standing, inheritance in intestacy, the meaning of “child” in a will or trust, and many others are all affected by these societal changes. This article outlines some of the legal issues you may encounter in your practice when dealing with ART.