Saturday, August 25, 2012

Whose inheritance is it, anyway?

Is there a point where a Testator's unfettered right to do what he or she wants with his or her property can be limited by public policy?

A gay man and his longtime partner decide to become parents using a surrogate mother. Shortly after their son is born, the couple gets married. But there's a catch for this modern family: A will left by the man's wealthy father decrees that he must marry the mother for the child to collect an inheritance.

What do you think?

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