Trust and estate law contains a fiction known as the "fertile octogenarian," the application of which is limited to jurisprudence surrounding the obscure Rule Against Perpetuities and has had its greatest impact on modern life in the context of law school exams.
We live, however, in exciting times full of legal innovation and can now announce the possibility of an actual fertile nonagenarian in the person of famous-for-being-famous Zsa Zsa Gabor. Gabor's husband, Prince Frederic, is apparently arranging for the birth of her second child, to be had (via a surrogate mother) at age 94. Trial and Heirs has more. (Hat-tip to the Minnesota Estate Planning Blog for clueing us in.)
I intend on using this example on the next retiree client who challenges the provision in my will that states it is made "in contemplation of possible future birth or adoption." (A thoroughly wise clause to include but one that tends to trouble clients older than normal reproductive age).
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