Bridget J. Crawford & Anthony C. Infanti have published their article, “ A Critical Research Agenda for Wills, Trusts, and Estates” in the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal.  The abstract reads as follows:

The law of wills, trusts, and estates could benefit from consideration of its development and impact on people of color; women of all colors; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals; low-income and poor individuals; the disabled; and non-traditional families. One can measure the law’s commitment to justice and equality by understanding the impact on these historically disempowered groups of the laws of intestacy, spousal rights, child protection, will formalities, will contests, and will construction; the creation, operation and construction of trusts; fiduciary administration; creditors’ rights; asset protection; nonprobate transfers; planning for incapacity and death; and wealth transfer taxation. This Article reviews examples of what the authors call “critical trusts and estates scholarship” and identifies additional avenues of inquiry that might be fruitfully pursued by other scholars who are interested in bringing an “outsider” perspective to their work in this area.

Read full article at: A Critical Research Agenda for Wills, Trusts, and Estates (ABA membership required).


Posted by Lewis J. Saret, Co-General Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.