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In the novelist John Grisham's work "Testament," the decedan

In the novelist John Grisham's work "Testament," the decedant, a reclusive industrial billionaire disinherits all of his children, except for one daughter who is a medical missionary in Brasil. Some cultures, ours included, allow the decedent to disinherit any or all of his/her children. Other cultures and legal systems absolutely refuse to allow a decendant, man or woman, to disinherit a child, minor or adult. Which system resonates with you personally?

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Actually, the above information isn't entirely correct. It is legal in all states to disinherit a child, except for Louisiana. In Louisiana, it is illegal to disinherit any child that is under the age of twenty-five. The system that resonates with me personally is that it is not acceptable to disinherit a child, but it is acceptable to unevenly distribute your estate. I think that the emotional toll on the child of being disinherited is something that no child should ever have to go through, but I do believe that unequal distributions are fair. A few examples ...

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In the novelist John Grisham's work "Testament," the decedant, a reclusive industrial billionaire disinherits all of his children, except for one daughter who is a medical missionary in Brasil. Some cultures, ours included, allow the decedent to disinherit any or all of his/her children. Other cultures and legal systems absolutely refuse to allow a decendant, man or woman, to disinherit a child, minor or adult. Which system resonates with you personally?

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