Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Legal Assistants, Second Edition / Edition 2

Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Legal Assistants, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Gerry W. Beyer, John K. Hanft
     
 

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ISBN-10: 073555840X

ISBN-13: 9780735558403

Pub. Date: 06/22/2006

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

A complete introduction to Wills, Trusts, and Estates. Now students can learn by doing, before they begin their field work, with examples, applications, and exercises. Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Legal Assistants guides students with real-world examples that read easily, and cement the knowledge.

The authors have created a one-of-a-kind real-world

Overview

A complete introduction to Wills, Trusts, and Estates. Now students can learn by doing, before they begin their field work, with examples, applications, and exercises. Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Legal Assistants guides students with real-world examples that read easily, and cement the knowledge.

The authors have created a one-of-a-kind real-world text, including:

  • hundreds of examples from actual cases with detailed explanations of the consequences
  • thorough instruction in intestate succession; wills; estate administration; nonprobate transfers; trusts; and other estate planning concerns, including tax issues and malpractice
  • extensive pedagogy with marginal terms, ethical points, checklists, practice tips, sample forms, and a glossary of terms
  • the combined expertise of a renowned law professor and a top paralegal instructor, for a balance of theory and practice
  • an easy-to-use Instructor's Manual with a summary of chapters, model course outline, exam questions, assignment ideas, exercises, comprehensive examples and explanations and a research guide for wills, trusts, and estates

New to the Second Edition:

  • 2006 changes in the annual gift tax exclusion
  • coverage of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • an updated discussion of Rule Against Perpetuities reform and increasing acceptance of self-settled spendthrift trusts
  • expanded coverage of the Uniform Prudent Investor Act
  • enhanced treatment of the 1997 version of the Uniform Principal and Income Act
  • a discussion of the right of sepulture
  • an updated discussion of same-sex relationships

Please visit the new companion website to learn more about this book.

Website: http://www.aspenlawschool.com/beyerhanft2

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735558403
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
06/22/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
541
Product dimensions:
8.18(w) x 10.23(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents


• 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

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