The Inheritance Advisor (IA) is an expert system (ES) designed to assist attorneys in determining the correct legal distribution of the estate of someone who has died "intestate", i.e., without will. IA guides the attorney through the process of gathering information about the family relationships of the deceased in an orderly and complete manner. From this information, IA determines the appropriate division of the estate. Using the system, the attorney is assured of obtaining all necessary information from the client in a single interview. IA is also a useful training tool, as the results allow an attorney to check their understanding of the division of an estate. Further, as the law evolves, IA can be updated to reflect any changes
Blackstock, Brent; Shaft, Teresa; Neyen, Delci; and Reed, Brent, "The Inheritance Advisor: A Legal Expert System that Determines Estate Ownership" (1998). AMCIS 1998 Proceedings. 49.