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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Article on Family Provision and Family Farming

FarmMalcolm Voyce recently published an Article entitled, Family Provision and Family Farming, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article:

This article describes how rural claimants have had their claims dealt with under family provision legislation. As regards this legislation, this article concentrates on the expectations of farming sons who have worked on farms and who may expect to receive a major share of a family property. Their claim is compared against the claims of daughters and widows. The article contends that family provision legislation, which in many cases works to the advantage of farming sons, reflects forms of patriarchy which overlap with and incorporate rural ideas of labour and the place of women on farms.

Special thanks to Robert H. Sitkoff (John L. Gray Professor of Law, Harvard Law School) for bringing this article to my attention.


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