SOMEDAY ALL THIS WILL BE YOURS

Author: Hendrik Hartog

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674062639

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

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Hartog tells the heartbreaking stories of how families fought over the work of caring for the elderly, and its compensation, in a time before pensions, Social Security, and nursing homes filled this gap. As an explosive economy drew the young away from home, we see how the elderly used promises of inheritance to keep children at their side.
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Harvard Law Review

Volume 126, Number 8 - June 2013

Author: Harvard Law Review

Publisher: Quid Pro Books

ISBN: 161027881X

Category: Law

Page: 335

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The Harvard Law Review is offered in a digital edition, featuring active Contents and URLs, linked notes, and proper ebook formatting. The contents of Issue 8 include: Article, "Racial Capitalism," by Nancy Leong Essay, "Shallow Signals," by Bert I. Huang Book Review, "All Unhappy Families: Tales of Old Age, Rational Actors, and the Disordered Life," by Ariela R. Dubler Book Review, "Lawyers, Law, and the New Civil Rights History," by Risa Goluboff Note, "Recasting the U.S. International Trade Commission’s Role in the Patent System" Note, "Juvenile Miranda Waiver and Parental Rights" Note, "The Province of the Jurist: Judicial Resistance to Expert Testimony on Eyewitnesses as Institutional Rivalry" Note, "Proposing a Locally Driven Entrepreneur Visa" In addition, the issue features student commentary on Recent Cases, including such subjects as Illinois’s ban on public carry of firearms, "bookmarking" of infringing material as a copyright violation, causation and criminals' statutory restitution, free movement rights in the EU, local bottling and the dormant commerce clause, and binding unnamed class members with a denial of class action certification. Finally, the issue includes notes on Recent Publications as well as a comprehensive Index to Volume 126 (2012-2013).
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Family, Law, and Inheritance in America

A Social and Legal History of Nineteenth-Century Kentucky

Author: Yvonne Pitts

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107035503

Category: History

Page: 203

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Yvonne Pitts explores nineteenth-century inheritance practices by focusing on testamentary capacity trials in Kentucky in which disinherited family members challenged relatives' wills, claiming the testator lacked the capacity required to write a valid will. By anchoring the study in the history of local communities and the texts of elite jurists, Pitts demonstrates that "capacity" was a term laden with legal meaning and competing communal values.
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Homeward Bound

Modern Families, Elder Care, and Loss

Author: Amy Ziettlow,Naomi Cahn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190261110

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Homeward Bound shows that as family structure becomes more complex, so too does elder care, and existing institutions and legal approaches are not prepared to handle those complexities. As 79 million American Baby Boomers approach old age, their diverse family structures mean the burden of care will fall on a different cast of family members than in the past. Our current approaches are based on an outdated caregiving model that presumes life-long connection between the parents and offspring, with the existence of high internal norm cohesion among family members providing a valuable safety net for caregiving. Single parent and remarried parent-led families are far more complicated, fragile, and point to the need for increased formal support from the religious, medical, legal, and public policy communities. We base our analysis on in-depth, qualitative interviews with surviving grown children and stepchildren whose mother, father, stepparent, or ex-stepparent died. Their stories illustrate the profound ways that the caregiving, mourning, and inheritance process has changed in ways not adequately reflected in formal legal, medical, and religious tools. The solutions center on awareness and preparation: providing more support for individual planning for incapacity and death and, even more importantly, creating legal, political, and social planning for the "graying of America" at a time of increasingly complex familial ties.
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