Wills, Trusts, and Estates Administration / Edition 2

Wills, Trusts, and Estates Administration / Edition 2

by Suzan D. Herskowitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131720260

ISBN-13: 9780131720268

Pub. Date: 07/04/2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Using practical, self-contained chapters, this book provides an overview of wills, trusts, and estates and can easily support a variety of programs and audiences. Designed with flexibility in mind, it captures the complexities of the field, while maintaining a clear tone that is accessible and concise. Throughout the book, core concepts are reinforced by

Overview

Using practical, self-contained chapters, this book provides an overview of wills, trusts, and estates and can easily support a variety of programs and audiences. Designed with flexibility in mind, it captures the complexities of the field, while maintaining a clear tone that is accessible and concise. Throughout the book, core concepts are reinforced by illustrations, charts, tables, and appellate court cases. This edition features updated case materials and statutes, new sample estate forms, additional end-of-chapter questions, new projects and an added chapter on alternate family lifestyles.

Captures the complexities of the field, while maintaining a clear tone that is accessible and concise. Uses language and tone that is accessible to the novice, yet still engaging for the more critical reader. Case materials and statutes give readers the most up-todate legislation and decisions. Addresses contemporary family issues such as adoption, blended families, non-married couples, and grandparents raising children. Estate forms reflect the changes to the law and to practical practice issues.

Specifically designed for the legal professional.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131720268
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/04/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.96(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1.    Purpose and Need for a Will

2.    Property

3.    Testate or Intestate

4.    The Will

5.    Will Preparation and Drafting

6.    Advance Directives

7.    Trusts: Elements and Purpose

8.    Specialized Trusts

9.    The Personal Representative

10.  Estate Administration

11.  Tax Considerations in Estate Administration

12.  The Probate Court and Uniform Laws

13.  Alternate Family Lifestyles

APPENDIX I   : Important Cases Concerning the Right to Die

APPENDIX II: Selected Wills of Famous People

APPENDIX III: Internal Revenue Forms

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