Attorney & Mediator
Attorney & Mediator

Children in England have much greater rights than in the U.S.

 

Children in England have much greater rights than in the U.S.

flags

While our laws in the U.S. are derived from the English Common Law system, changes over time have put the inheritance laws on divergent paths.

In Michigan, it is possible to disinherit a child from taking from your estate.  Apparently, this is not the case in England any longer.

 

Disinherited children are suing and winning when they are left out – even when the child is estranged from the parent.

See this interesting article that shows one of the “winners”:  http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-33684937

It’s good to be American if you are the parents.  It’s good to be British if you are the kids.