Disinheritance of a child
I am reading law review articles and pondering the law on the subject of leaving zero to a child - either a minor or an adult. I am finding that the law differs on this topic depending on where in the world you ask the legal question. Briefly, the law in many countries, based on Spain's legal heritage, does protect the child.
On the other hand, legal systems like our that originated in England, have much less protection to children. The predominant thinking here is that an individual whom is planning their estate, should have almost complete freedom to decide to whom and how much to leave a child.
There is more protection given to a surviving spouse whom is left zero - they have a right to complain to the court and ask for a share of the estate. But children are a different story.
Read one law review article on it and now reading another. Interesting.
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