The following article is adapted from Langbein and Waggoner, Redesigning the Spouse's Forced Share, 22 Real Property, Probate & Trust Journal 303 (1987). The Joint Editorial Board for the Uniform Probate Code recently accepted in principle the idea for redesigning the elective share presented in that article. Legislative language incorporating the authors' proposals has been approved by the Joint Editorial Board and will soon be submitted to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws for official inclusion in the Uniform Probate Code.
John H. Langbein & Lawrence W. Waggoner,
Redesigning the Spouse's Forced Share: A Proposal,
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