The first edition of Succession - Families, Property and Death by Rosalind Croucher and Prue Vines set a new standard in the approach to the study of succession law in its strong theoretical and comparative focus in which legal principles are set firmly in their historical and social context. This fourth edition continues this approach. Succession - Families, Property and Death places Australian succession law in its national and international setting and considers social objectives of succession law as a basis for understanding and applying the rules. This edition also considers the impact of the Uniform Succession Laws project on the law in Australia. Case statutory extracts are used to show the forms of argument used in judicial analysis and notes and questions provide a deeper understanding of the material.