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Equal Protection, Postmortem Conception, and Intestacy


Kristine S. Knaplund


Pepperdine University School of Law

2005

Kansas Law Review, Vol. 53, 2005

Abstract:     
This article discusses three issues that arise involving postmortem conception (PMC), inheritance, and the unintended consequences of the law such as it was in 2005: (1) the financial incentives to having a PMC child, (2) varying state laws on whether a PMC child can prove paternity and inherit from the father, and (3) constitutional issues that may arise if the PMC child is precluded from establishing paternity. It also proposes a solution in line with the purposes of the Social Security survivor provisions and of inheritance.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 32

Keywords: PMC, postmortem, conception, parent, parentage, Social Security, benefit, survivor, gametes, constitutional, paternity, inheritance, inherit, beneficiary

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Date posted: November 30, 2011  

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Knaplund, Kristine S., Equal Protection, Postmortem Conception, and Intestacy (2005). Kansas Law Review, Vol. 53, 2005. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1965837

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Pepperdine University School of Law ( email )
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
United States
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