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dc.creatorBaron, Jane B.
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-08T19:53:10Z
dc.date.available2021-07-08T19:53:10Z
dc.date.issued1987
dc.identifier.citationJane B. Baron, Empathy Subjectivity and Testamentary Capacity, 24 San Diego L. Rev. 1043 (1987).
dc.identifier.citationAvailable at: https://digital.sandiego.edu/sdlr/vol24/iss5/2
dc.identifier.issn0036-4037
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/6722
dc.description.abstractThis Article examines the requirements of testamentary capacity in the execution of wills, and the difficulties that courts face in determining a testator's intent. The author begins by describing the doctrine of testamentary capacity and explores its connection to the ideas of individualism. The author then examines the tests that courts have adopted for assessing testamentary capacity and argues that these tests have the potential to conflict with the idea that values are subjective. The author proceeds to illustrate how courts typically empathize with the testator, rather than focus on the testator's abstract ability to reason, and explores the relationship between the use of empathy and the premise of wills law. The author concludes that other doctrines of wills law depend more heavily on empathy than previously assumed and that the critical inquiry of a testator's intent can never be confidently resolved.
dc.format.extent38 pages
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofFaculty/ Researcher Works
dc.relation.haspartSan Diego Law Review, Vol. 24, Iss. 5 (1987)
dc.relation.isreferencedbySan Diego Law Review Association
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
dc.subjectCapacity and disability
dc.subjectWills
dc.subjectLaws, regulations and rules
dc.subjectAnalysis
dc.subjectProbate law
dc.subjectInterpretation and construction
dc.titleEmpathy Subjectivity and Testamentary Capacity
dc.typeText
dc.type.genreJournal article
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/6704
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dc.description.schoolcollegeTemple University. James E. Beasley School of Law
dc.temple.creatorBaron, Jane B.
refterms.dateFOA2021-07-08T19:53:10Z


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