9780804762090-0804762090-Dead Hands: A Social History of Wills, Trusts, and Inheritance Law (Stanford Law Books)

Dead Hands: A Social History of Wills, Trusts, and Inheritance Law (Stanford Law Books)

ISBN-13: 9780804762090
ISBN-10: 0804762090
Edition: 1
Author: Friedman, Lawrence M.
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Stanford Law Books
Format: Paperback 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780804762090
ISBN-10: 0804762090
Edition: 1
Author: Friedman, Lawrence M.
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Stanford Law Books
Format: Paperback 240 pages

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Acknowledged authors Friedman, Lawrence M. wrote Dead Hands: A Social History of Wills, Trusts, and Inheritance Law (Stanford Law Books) comprising 240 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0804762090 and 9780804762090. Since then Dead Hands: A Social History of Wills, Trusts, and Inheritance Law (Stanford Law Books) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The law of succession rests on a single brute fact: you can't take it with you. The stock of wealth that turns over as people die is staggeringly large. In the United States alone, some $41 trillion will pass from the dead to the living in the first half of the 21st century. But the social impact of inheritance is more than a matter of money; it is also a matter of what money buys and brings about.

Law and custom allow people many ways to pass on their property. As Friedman's enlightening social history reveals, a decline in formal rules, the ascendancy of will substitutes over classic wills, social changes like the rise of the family of affection, changing ideas of acceptable heirs, and the potential disappearance of the estate tax all play a large role in the balance of wealth. Dead Hands uncovers the tremendous social and legal importance of this rite of passage, and how it reflects changing values and priorities in American families and society.

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