Georgia Law Review, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Spring 1970), pp. 505-526


No one would deny that our laws should provide an efficient and rational system for the transmission of wealth, whether by intestacy or under the terms of a will. The purpose of this article is to suggest several specific reforms and to attempt to explain why they should be made. No effort is made to enumerate all the troublesome areas. The changes recommended are not definitive or comprehensive, but are simply illustrative of matters that a complete study would bring to light. Total agreement with the writer's conclusions would be undesirable and certainly unexpected.