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Equitable Adoption: The Implications of Common Law Children on Estate Planning and the Need for Statutory Regulation in Texas
(Texas Tech Estate Planning & Community Property Journal, 2015)
Focuses on the need for an equitable adoption statute in Texas. First, the comment explains the concept of equitable adoption and the problem that has arisen through the Texas Supreme Court's application of the doctrine. ...
Inheritance for the Illegitimate: Children of Rape and the Need for Progressive Intestate Reform in Texas
(Texas Tech Estate Planning & Community Property Journal, 2013)
Discusses the inheritance issues faced by children who are conceived as a result of rape. Under current Texas law, the only way for a child of rape to inherit would be if the father legally legitimized the child. However, ...