Father Requires His Gay Son To Marry a Woman For His Child To Inherit | Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog | 8/21/12

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From the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog:

Robert Mandelbaum is a gay Manhattan Criminal Court judge.  His father, Frank Mandelbaum founded the ID-verification firm Intellicheck and recently died with a very large fortune.  In his will, Frank left behind a $180,000 trust for his grandchildren, but Robert’s 16-month old son, Cooper, may be excluded from those benefits unless Robert marries Cooper’s biological mother.

Robert is challenging the will on the basis that in order to fulfill the conditions, he would have to enter into a sham marriage in violation of New York marriage-equality law.  The Manhattan Surrogate’s court has yet to approve a settlement.

For full article see: Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Father Requires His Gay Son To Marry a Woman For His Child To Inherit. See also, Alyssa Newcomb, Gay Man Told to Marry Woman or Son Would Lose Inheritance, Yahoo!News, Aug. 20, 2012.

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