Natasa Glisic, ‘Expanding the Slayer Rule in Florida: Why Elder Abuse Should Trigger Disinheritance’

Introduction:
… This comment explains the impact that expanding the Slayer Rule will have on reducing the elder-abuse epidemic by supplementing the current elder-abuse statutes. Society and the legislature agree that a person should not benefit from his wrongdoing, so there is no reason to not expand the Slayer Rule in Florida at this time. Elder-abuse perpetrators are continuously reaping the benefits of their wrongdoing by inheriting from those they have abused. Part I of this comment begins by looking at the current elder population and elder abuse types and trends. Part II examines Florida’s elder-abuse statutes and the reasons they are not very effective. Part III glances at the history of the Slayer Rule and Florida’s implementation of it. Part IV assesses the states that have already expanded their Slayer Rule to cover elder abuse; and Part V proposes a plan to expand Florida’s Slayer Rule …

Natasa Glisic, ‘Expanding the Slayer Rule in Florida: Why Elder Abuse Should Trigger Disinheritance’, Barry Law Review : volume 22 : issue 1, article 6 (2017).

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