Estate and Trust Planning


This practical guide to the law of donative transfers is a guide through the maze of terminology, rules, and policies raised by wealth transfers.

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This practical guide to the law of donative transfers is a guide through the maze of terminology, rules, and policies raised by wealth transfers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590315668
  • Publisher: American Bar Association
  • Publication date: 1/25/2006
  • Pages: 620
  • Sales rank: 1,437,879
  • Product dimensions: 6.27 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to property transfers at death 1
Ch. 2 Intestacy 15
Ch. 3 Will execution formalities and contest 49
Ch. 4 Revocation 91
Ch. 5 Will contracts 105
Ch. 6 Will substitutes 113
Ch. 7 Interpretation : what the decedent intended 131
Ch. 8 Construction : laps and class gifts 153
Ch. 9 Construction : ademption, abatement, accessions, and exoneration 175
Ch. 10 Restrictions on disinheritance : pretermission, elective shares, and community property 193
Ch. 11 Introduction to trusts 219
Ch. 12 Trust creation 229
Ch. 13 Trust operation 251
Ch. 14 Powers of appointment 281
Ch. 15 Future interests 301
Ch. 16 Planning for incapacity 345
Ch. 17 Rule against perpetuities 353
Ch. 18 Fiduciary administration 387
Ch. 19 Wealth transfer taxation 417
Ch. 20 Income taxation of estates, trusts, grantors, and beneficiaries 469
Ch. 21 Ethics and malpractice issues 495
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