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This popular study guide helps students master the complexities of wills, trusts, and estates through a combination of textual material and well-written, comprehensive examples, explanations, and questions. Examples & Explanations: Wills, Trusts, and Estates, Fourth Edition, provides students with the essential background and review materials they need to practice applying legal concepts to fact patterns.

Among the features that make this high-quality study guide popular with both students and instructors:

• comprehensive coverage — the text covers intestacy, wills, and trusts, including nonprobate assets, estate administration, wealth transfer taxation (gift tax, estate tax, generation-skipping transfer tax), disability and death planning, and malpractice/professional responsibility
• a conversational writing style that is clear, accessible, and holds students¿ interest
• uses the Examples & Explanations format to help students learn in a step-by-step manner and also includes comprehensive questions, with a variety of issues in one fact situation, that are similar to those on law school and bar examinations
• casebook correlation charts that make it easy to use the study guide with any of the seven most popular casebooks
• a "learning by doing" approach that provides students with the opportunity to evaluate how well they can apply what they have just learned
• practical suggestions throughout the text that enhance its pedagogical value and give students an appreciation of the how the concepts apply in the real world
• samples of will and trust provisions and an extensively annotated model will
• an overview of general nationwide rules
• a comprehensive, student-friendly index that allows students to easily find the information they seek
• tables for quick location of material relevant to the Uniform Probate Code, Uniform Trust Code, and Internal Revenue Code
• updates available on author's website: www.ProfessorBeyer.com

Fine-tuned and updated, the Fourth Edition offers:

• materials on recent developments, including: transfer of death deeds; self-settled spendthrift trusts; Rule Against Perpetuities reform; federal gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax; Uniform Trust Code; rights of same-sex partners; Medicaid planning; physician-assisted suicide
• revised examples that reflect the updated content
• updated casebook correlation tables reflecting new editions of the major casebooks

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735562400
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 2/21/2007
  • Series: Examples & Explanations Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 760
  • Sales rank: 1,453,748
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Correlation Tables: Clark, Dobris, Dukeminier, O'Brien, Scoles, Vollmar, and Waggoner

• Introduction and Overview

Part One Intestate Succession
• Descent and Distribution
• Treatment of Certain Categories of Potential Heirs
• Other Intestate Succession Issues

Part Two Wills
• Requirements for a Valid Will
• Changing Circumstances after Will Execution'Property
• Changing Circumstances after Will Execution'Persons
• Revocation of Wills
• Interpretation and Construction
• Will Contests
• Other Will Issues

Part Three Estate Administration
• Estate Administration

Part Four Nonprobate Transfers
• Reasons People Use Nonprobate Transfers
• Inter Vivos Transfers
• Co-Ownership of Property
• Multiple-Party Accounts
• Contracts

Part Five Trusts
• Introduction to Trusts
• Trust Creation
• Trust Administration
• Trust Enforcement
• Resulting Trusts
• Constructive Trusts

Part Six Other Estate Planning Concerns
• Wealth Transfer Taxation
• Disability and Death Planning
• Malpractice and Professional Responsibility

Comprehensive Examples and Explanations

Sample Will with Testamentary Trust Form


Tables: Uniform Probate Code Provisions; Uniform Trust Code Provisions; Internal Revenue Code Provisions


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