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The American Law Institute Proposes Simplifying the Doctrine of Estates

9 Pages Posted: 22 May 2010 Last revised: 16 Jun 2010

Lawrence W. Waggoner

University of Michigan Law School

Date Written: May 21, 2010

Abstract

This short essay reports on the proposal for reformulating and simplifying the doctrine of estates that was just adopted by the American Law Institute in the Restatement (Third) of Property: Wills and Other Donative Transfers (Tent. Draft No. 6, Approved 2010).

Keywords: Estates, wills, donative transfers

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Waggoner, Lawrence W., The American Law Institute Proposes Simplifying the Doctrine of Estates (May 21, 2010). U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 198. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1612878 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1612878

Lawrence W. Waggoner (Contact Author)

University of Michigan Law School ( email )

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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
United States

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