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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, October 23, 2017

Article on NOTE: Inheritance Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children: A Plan for Nevada

MaxresdefaultCassandra M. Ramey recently published an Article entitled, NOTE: Inheritance Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children: A Plan for Nevada, 17 Nev. L.J. 773 (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article:

Part I of this note will provide definitions and a brief history of posthumously conceived children, including a discussion of their rights at common law, as well as descriptions regarding the essential technology used in the creation of posthumously conceived children. Part II will include a discussion of current Uniform Acts as well as cases that have addressed the issue of posthumously conceived children. Part III will contain a discussion of current Nevada law relating to posthumously conceived children, and how a statute, or the lack thereof, will influence that law. Part IV will identify the four necessary factors that lawmakers should consider in drafting a statute granting inheritance rights to posthumously conceived children, address the pros and cons of each of those factors in turn, and make a recommendation based upon those considerations.


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