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Will-substitutes in England and Wales

Abstract:

Will-substitutes, that is to say mechanisms that are functionally equivalent to wills, are very common in the US, where much of the wealth is transferred on death by means other than wills, and thus outside traditional probate procedures. The purpose of this chapter is to investigate whether this is the case also in England and Wales. This chapter explores some of the most common mechanisms used, the rationale behind their use, as well as the consequences that arise from their proliferation....

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Law
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
Role:
Author, Editor

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Role:
Editor
Publisher:
Hart Publishing Publisher's website
Pages:
51-78
Host title:
Passing Wealth on Death: Will-Substitutes in Comparative Perspective
Publication date:
2016-07-28
Source identifiers:
679597
ISBN:
9781849466981
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pubs:679597
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uuid:aa2d1671-fdf6-4058-af5a-9083aa508baf
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pubs:679597
Deposit date:
2017-05-25

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