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  • Requirements for a Will under the Uniform International Wills Act
    Requirements for a Will under the Uniform International Wills Act

    The Convention on the Form of an International Will (the “Convention”) was drafted and presented to the international community in 1973. The Convention was signed and ratified by a number of ...

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  • The Legal Fiction of Equitable Adoption When a Person Dies Without a Will
    The Legal Fiction of Equitable Adoption When a Person Dies Without a Will

    In general terms, the judicial doctrine of “equitable adoption” recognizes a valid parent-child relationship in the absence of a formal adoption procedure, holding a person who has acted like a ...

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  • A Parent's Inheritance Can Affect Child Support Payments
    A Parent's Inheritance Can Affect Child Support Payments

    The federal Child Support Enforcement Act of 1984 requires each state to develop its own set of systematic guidelines for calculating awards of child support. Generally, state child support guidelines ...

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