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
     
 

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

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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

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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

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Introduction and Overview
Pt. 1Interstate Succession
2Descent and Distribution
3Treatment of Certain Categories of Potential Heirs
4Other Intestate Succession Issues
Pt. 2Wills
5Requirements for a Valid Will
6Changing Circumstances after Will Execution-Property
7Changing Circumstances after Will Execution-Persons
8Revocation of Wills
9Interpretation and Construction
10Will Contests
11Other Will Issues
Pt. 3Estate Administration
12Estate Planing
Pt. 4Nonprobate Transfers
13Reasons People Use Nonprobate Transfers
14Inter vivos Transfers
15Co-Ownership of Property
16Multiple-Party Accounts
17Contracts
Pt. 5Trusts
18Introduction to Trusts
19Trust Creation
20Trust Administration
21Trust Enforcement
22Resulting Trusts
23Constructive Trusts
Pt. 6Other Estate Planning Concerns
24Wealth Transfer Taxation
25Disability and Death Planning
26Malpractice and Professional Responsibility
Glossary
Sample Will with Testamentary Trust Form
Bibliography
Table of Uniform Probate Code (UPC) Provisions
Table of Uniform Trust Code (UTC) Provisions
Table of Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Provisions
Index

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