Jan Peter Schmidt How Should We Organize the Liquidation of the Estate of A Deceased Person?
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When a person dies leaving property behind, the law of succession determines what happens to it. In this video, JAN SCHMIDT explores how the desired distribution of assets is actually implemented when an estate is liquidated. Analyzing how the law of succession has developed through history and internationally, Schmidt shows that though questions of succession are extremely complex, there are shared fundamental issues which mean that approaches adopted in other times or jurisdictions can be both learned from and fruitfully drawn upon. The research breaks new ground in bringing a comparative approach to bear on the law of succession, an approach heretofore applied more readily to areas like the law of contract.
LT Video Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10864
Transfer of Property on Death and Creditor Protection: The Meaning and Role of "Universal Succession"
- Jan Peter Schmidt
- Nothing So Practical as a Good Theory: Festschrift for George L. Gretton
- Published in 2017