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Wills, Trusts, and Estates Administration / Edition 7
     

Wills, Trusts, and Estates Administration / Edition 7

by Dennis R. Hower
 

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ISBN-10: 1111137781

ISBN-13: 9781111137786

Pub. Date: 08/11/2011

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Trusted for more than thirty years, WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, 7th Edition introduces the basics of estate planning and bequeathing property through wills and trusts, along with the laws and procedures involved. In addition to relevant laws, the text covers court procedures, cases, tax implications, ethical considerations, and the roles paralegals

Overview

Trusted for more than thirty years, WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, 7th Edition introduces the basics of estate planning and bequeathing property through wills and trusts, along with the laws and procedures involved. In addition to relevant laws, the text covers court procedures, cases, tax implications, ethical considerations, and the roles paralegals and other professionals play in the process. The text's approach helps students hone their critical thinking skills; the writing is clear and free of confusing legalese. . Packed with reader-friendly case summaries, state-specific examples, and detailed documents and exhibits, the 7th Edition of WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION is an ideal resource for non-lawyers preparing to work in this important area of law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781111137786
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/11/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
720
Sales rank:
1,023,409
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Estate Plan, and the Purpose and Need for a Will. 2. The Concept of Property Related to Wills, Trusts, and Estate Administration. 3. The Participants and the Proper Court. 4. The Law of Succession: Death Testate or Intestate. 5. Wills: Validity Requirements, Modification, Revocation, and Contests. 6. Preparation to Draft a Will: Checklists and the Conference with the Client. 7. Final Draft and Execution of a Valid Will. 8. Introduction to Trusts. 9. Classification of Trusts, the Living Trust, and Other Special Trusts. 10. Estate Planning. 11. Long-Term Care. 12. Personal Representatives: Types, Pre-Probate Duties, and Appointment. 13. Probate and Estate Administration. 14. Informal Probate Administration. 15. Tax Considerations in the Administration of Estates. 16. Ethical Principles Relevant to Practicing Paralegals and Legal Assistants. Appendix A: Sample Marital Deduction Testamentary Trust. Glossary. Index.

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