Redesigning the Spouse's Forced Share, 22 Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal 303 (1987)
This article discusses the history of the forced share, the justifications for it, and the uneven fit between the rule and the objectives, then proposes a new approach that would meet the objectives.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Langbein, John H. and Waggoner, Lawrence W., "Redesigning the Spouse's Forced Share" (1987). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 512.