Stepfamilies -- Legal status; laws; etc., Decedents' estates -- Law & legislation, Probate law & practice, Inheritance & succession -- Louisiana, Nuclear families
The article focuses on the failure of Louisiana' succession law in the context of the stepfamily. Topics discussed include the theories underlying succession law and the role of these theories in intestacy, the societal evolution of the family from nuclear to blended as well as problems in implementation of the theories of succession and merits of approaches to the "Cinderella Problem" taken by France and other jurisdictions.
Katherine H. Dampf,
Happily Ever After: Eliminating the 890 Usufruct to Protect the Blended Family,
74 La. L. Rev.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.lsu.edu/lalrev/vol74/iss3/13