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Katrine Fredwall is currently a PhD candidate at Law faculty, University of Oslo, Norway. She has since 2014 been doing doctoral research with the title “Before, during and after: the legal consequences of the (economic) community of interest in relationships”. The work is partly empirical, including large survey data. Having first worked as a lawyer, from 2000-15, Fredwall worked as a “lawmaker” in the Ministry of Justice, Norway, where she was responsible family law and inheritance law, as well as private international law. She has in recent years worked on new Acts on guardianship, missing persons, abolishing the state's right to inheritance, a new Probate Act and a new Act on Inheritance.