John A. Hartog and Albert G. Handelman on the Law of Intestate Succession as it Relates to Natural Children (PDF)
Advances in reproductive technology, as well as the evolving status of parents and parental relationships, especially in light of the recognition of same-sex relationships, have muddied the traditional rules of intestacy. The Uniform Parentage Act helps determine when there is a parent-child relationship.
John A. Hartog, Esq. is in private practice in Orinda, California, and is a California certified specialist in Taxation Law and in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. Mr. Hartog is the co-author of Matthew Bender's California Trust Practice (with George R. Dirkes) and a co-author of Matthew Bender's California Wills & Trusts. He earned his B.A., cum laude, from Pomona College in 1974; his J.D. degree from Hastings College of the Law, University of California, in 1979; and an LL.M. (Taxation) from Golden Gate University in 1984. He writes and speaks frequently on numerous issues involving trusts and estates practice.
Albert G. Handelman, Esq. is a member of the State Bar of California and practices with Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP in Santa Rosa, California, and is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. He is the co-author of Matthew Bender's California Wills & Trusts series. He received his B.S. degree, cum laude, from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and his J.D. degree from the University of Southern California.
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