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Children Conceived After Death

New York is the most recent state to legislate the inheritance rights of children conceived after the death of one or both parents—a circumstance that was barely imaginable less than a generation ago. Statutes and court decisions on this topic have rapidly developed over the last 15 years, in response to advances in medical technology.

In this article, Loeb & Loeb partner Jonathan Rikoon examines the legal questions surrounding this issue, federal case law and state legislation.