"The Evolution of Women's Rights in Inheritance" explores the period
shortly after passage of Married Women's Property Acts, when women had increasing
economic power and the right to execute a will without their husbands' consent. Many
women had substantial wealth and strong convictions about who should inherit it. By
analyzing all the probate files in Los Angeles County in 1893, we discovered ways in
which women differed significantly from men in their bequests. In additon we found an
astonishing amount of litigation, including will contests, objections to accounts, and
actions to quiet title in over 20% of the wills. By building on earlier studies, this
article fills in gaps in the literature and provides original data. 

Legal History

File

Jus Sanguinis: Determining Parentage for Assisted Reproduction Children Born Overseas, ExpressO (2013)

Jus Sanguinis: Determining Citizenship for Assisted Reproduction Children Born Overseas

Professor Kristine S. Knaplund

Abstract

...
 

File

Jus Sanguinis: Determining Parentage for Assisted Reproduction Children Born Overseas, ExpressO (2013)

Jus Sanguinis: Determining Citizenship for Assisted Reproduction Children Born Overseas

Professor Kristine S. Knaplund

Abstract

...
 

PDF

The Evolution of Women's Rights in Inheritance, Hastings Women's Law Journal (2008)
 

Women

File

Jus Sanguinis: Determining Parentage for Assisted Reproduction Children Born Overseas, ExpressO (2013)

Jus Sanguinis: Determining Citizenship for Assisted Reproduction Children Born Overseas

Professor Kristine S. Knaplund

Abstract

...
 

PDF

The New Uniform Probate Code's Surprising Gender Inequities, ExpressO (2010)

The new Uniform Probate Code provisions on assisted reproduction include the five critical elements needed...

 

PDF

The New Uniform Probate Code's Surprising Gender Inequities, ExpressO (2010)

The new Uniform Probate Code provisions on assisted reproduction include the five critical elements needed...

 

PDF

The Evolution of Women's Rights in Inheritance, Hastings Women's Law Journal (2008)
 

Estate Planning and Probate

PDF

The New Uniform Probate Code's Surprising Gender Inequities, ExpressO (2010)

The new Uniform Probate Code provisions on assisted reproduction include the five critical elements needed...

 

PDF

The New Uniform Probate Code's Surprising Gender Inequities, ExpressO (2010)

The new Uniform Probate Code provisions on assisted reproduction include the five critical elements needed...

 

PDF

Can The 'Death Tax' Kill Charity Too? The Impact of Legislation on Charitable Bequests, ExpressO (2009)

The national debate over the federal estate tax has caused fear in American charities over...

 

PDF

The Right To Privacy and America's Aging Population, ExpressO (2008)

As the number of elderly grows significantly, especially those with cognitive impairments, how do we...

 

PDF

The Evolution of Women's Rights in Inheritance, Hastings Women's Law Journal (2008)
 

Law and Society

PDF

The New Uniform Probate Code's Surprising Gender Inequities, ExpressO (2010)

The new Uniform Probate Code provisions on assisted reproduction include the five critical elements needed...

 

PDF

The Right To Privacy and America's Aging Population, ExpressO (2008)

As the number of elderly grows significantly, especially those with cognitive impairments, how do we...

 

PDF

The Evolution of Women's Rights in Inheritance, Hastings Women's Law Journal (2008)
 

Elder Law

PDF

The Right To Privacy and America's Aging Population, ExpressO (2008)

As the number of elderly grows significantly, especially those with cognitive impairments, how do we...

 

Constitutional Law

PDF

The Right To Privacy and America's Aging Population, ExpressO (2008)

As the number of elderly grows significantly, especially those with cognitive impairments, how do we...

 

Human Rights Law

PDF

The Right To Privacy and America's Aging Population, ExpressO (2008)

As the number of elderly grows significantly, especially those with cognitive impairments, how do we...

 

Taxation

PDF

Can The 'Death Tax' Kill Charity Too? The Impact of Legislation on Charitable Bequests, ExpressO (2009)

The national debate over the federal estate tax has caused fear in American charities over...

 

Religion

PDF

Can The 'Death Tax' Kill Charity Too? The Impact of Legislation on Charitable Bequests, ExpressO (2009)

The national debate over the federal estate tax has caused fear in American charities over...

 

Taxation-Federal Estate and Gift

PDF

Can The 'Death Tax' Kill Charity Too? The Impact of Legislation on Charitable Bequests, ExpressO (2009)

The national debate over the federal estate tax has caused fear in American charities over...

 

Taxation-State and Local

PDF

Can The 'Death Tax' Kill Charity Too? The Impact of Legislation on Charitable Bequests, ExpressO (2009)

The national debate over the federal estate tax has caused fear in American charities over...

 

Legislation

PDF

The New Uniform Probate Code's Surprising Gender Inequities, ExpressO (2010)

The new Uniform Probate Code provisions on assisted reproduction include the five critical elements needed...

 

PDF

The New Uniform Probate Code's Surprising Gender Inequities, ExpressO (2010)

The new Uniform Probate Code provisions on assisted reproduction include the five critical elements needed...

 

PDF

Can The 'Death Tax' Kill Charity Too? The Impact of Legislation on Charitable Bequests, ExpressO (2009)

The national debate over the federal estate tax has caused fear in American charities over...

 

Trusts

PDF

Can The 'Death Tax' Kill Charity Too? The Impact of Legislation on Charitable Bequests, ExpressO (2009)

The national debate over the federal estate tax has caused fear in American charities over...

 

Sexuality and the Law

PDF

The New Uniform Probate Code's Surprising Gender Inequities, ExpressO (2010)

The new Uniform Probate Code provisions on assisted reproduction include the five critical elements needed...

 

Science and Technology

PDF

The New Uniform Probate Code's Surprising Gender Inequities, ExpressO (2010)

The new Uniform Probate Code provisions on assisted reproduction include the five critical elements needed...

 

PDF

The New Uniform Probate Code's Surprising Gender Inequities, ExpressO (2010)

The new Uniform Probate Code provisions on assisted reproduction include the five critical elements needed...

 

Law and Technology

File

Jus Sanguinis: Determining Parentage for Assisted Reproduction Children Born Overseas, ExpressO (2013)

Jus Sanguinis: Determining Citizenship for Assisted Reproduction Children Born Overseas

Professor Kristine S. Knaplund

Abstract

...
 

File

Jus Sanguinis: Determining Parentage for Assisted Reproduction Children Born Overseas, ExpressO (2013)

Jus Sanguinis: Determining Citizenship for Assisted Reproduction Children Born Overseas

Professor Kristine S. Knaplund

Abstract

...
 

Estates and Trusts

File

Jus Sanguinis: Determining Parentage for Assisted Reproduction Children Born Overseas, ExpressO (2013)

Jus Sanguinis: Determining Citizenship for Assisted Reproduction Children Born Overseas

Professor Kristine S. Knaplund

Abstract

...
 

File

Jus Sanguinis: Determining Parentage for Assisted Reproduction Children Born Overseas, ExpressO (2013)

Jus Sanguinis: Determining Citizenship for Assisted Reproduction Children Born Overseas

Professor Kristine S. Knaplund

Abstract

...