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dc.contributor.authorHaneman, Victoria J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBooth, Jennifer M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-31T20:21:29Z
dc.date.available2018-05-31T20:21:29Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationVictoria J. Haneman & Jennifer M. Booth, 120 Hours Until the Consistent Treatment of Simultaneous Death Under the California Probate Code, 34 Nova L. Rev. 449 (2010).en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/118278
dc.description.abstractThe issue of simultaneous death arises when there is insufficient evidence that two individuals died other than simultaneously. In the case of closely proximate deaths, devolution of the estate depends upon the order of death. The California Probate Code applies standards of proof for survival, which will determine order of death and ultimately whether or not one has the right to inherit property of the decedent. One such standard is set forth in California Probate Code § 6403, which provides that if one dies intestate, the beneficiary must provide clear and convincing evidence of survival by 120 hours. However, this 120 hour standard is not consistent throughout the California Probate Code, and applies only to intestacy and statutory wills. The standard that applies to formally attested or holographic wills is that of clear and convincing evidence, stripped of the benefit of the 120 hour rule. This Article examines the inconsistent adoption of the 120 Hour Rule in the California Probate Code, and proposes a narrowly-tailored legislative solution: California Probate Code § 220 must be amended to replace the “clear and convincing evidence” standard with a 120-hour rule. The same policies that drive the adoption of the 120 hour rule, justify its consistent application through the California Probate Code. In effect, this will create a default 120-hour rule in California, and repair present legislative inconsistencies that prejudice the self-represented or incompetently represented.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright (c) 2010en_US
dc.title120 hours until the consistent treatment of simultaneous death under the California probate codeen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright (c) 2010 Victoria J. Haneman, Jennifer M. boothen_US
dc.description.volume34en_US
dc.title.workNova Law Reviewen_US
dc.description.pages449-471en_US
dc.subject.fastEstate planningen_US
dc.subject.fastInheritance and successionen_US
dc.subject.fastProbate code (California)en_US
dc.subject.fastCaliforniaen_US
dc.url.fasthttp://id.worldcat.org/fast/915490en_US
dc.url.fasthttp://id.worldcat.org/fast/973371en_US
dc.url.fasthttp://id.worldcat.org/fast/1402167en_US
dc.url.fasthttp://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204928en_US
dc.date.year2010en_US
dc.date.monthSpringen_US
dc.description.issue2en_US
dc.program.unitSchool of Lawen_US
dc.url.link3https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1441601en_US
dc.url.link1http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?public=false&handle=hein.journals/novalr34&page=449&collection=journalsen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorHaneman, Victoria J.en_US
dc.identifier.viafhttp://viaf.org/viaf/308764815en_US
dc.identifier.wcihttps://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-no2014069995/en_US
dc.identifier.ssrnhttps://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=691892en_US


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