Wills and Trusts: Laws of the United States

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A complete legal reference on the laws of wills and trusts, this book details state-by-state requirements regarding the use of wills and trusts as estate planning devices, including witness requirements, property laws, descent and distribution, and legal standards.

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Overview

A complete legal reference on the laws of wills and trusts, this book details state-by-state requirements regarding the use of wills and trusts as estate planning devices, including witness requirements, property laws, descent and distribution, and legal standards.

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Sitarz, an attorney and self-help legal writer, offers here a series of books on business, divorce, and estate and trusts law. Each book takes one type of law--such as divorce--and summarizes its relevant statutory laws for each state. The books are clearly written, but they have several failings. First, they don't cite significant case law (and, as any lawyer knows, statutes are not the only source of law). Second, they don't provide Internet references (even to official state web sites). Third, there are no sample forms anywhere in the books. And while these texts are intended "for use by legal professionals, paralegals, business-persons," it is hard to imagine any of these groups finding them more than marginally useful. In text format and online (via Lexis-Nexis), the Martindale-Hubbell Law Digest is a superior summary of the statutory law, prepared by prominent law firms in each state. For nonprofessionals, there is a wealth of information online (at www.findlaw.com, for example, or at official bar association and state sites). Not recommended.--Harry Charles, Attorney-at-Law, St. Louis Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780935755701
  • Publisher: Nova Publishing Company IL
  • Publication date: 9/3/1999
  • Series: Quick Reference Law Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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