Shapiro: Palimony and the Estate Tax
3 Pages Posted: 24 May 2011
Date Written: May 23, 2011
In Estate of Shapiro, the Ninth Circuit held that an individual had a valid palimony claim under Nevada state law. However, the issue was whether the decedent’s estate qualified for a deduction for that claim under federal estate tax law.
Keywords: palimony, estate tax, deduction, claim against the estate, Shapiro
JEL Classification: H20, H24, H29, K34
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