Wills, Trusts, and Estates, Seventh Edition / Edition 7

Wills, Trusts, and Estates, Seventh Edition / Edition 7

by Jesse Dukeminier, Stanley M. Johanson, James Lindgren
     
 

ISBN-10: 0735536953

ISBN-13: 9780735536951

Pub. Date: 04/28/2005

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Good news for students and instructors in Wills, Trusts, and Estates-the Seventh Edition of the venerable casebook created by Dukeminier and Johanson is now available. Long recognized as one of the best casebooks written for any course, Wills Trusts, and Estates, Seventh Edition, benefits from the scholarship and insight of new co-authors James Lindgren and

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Good news for students and instructors in Wills, Trusts, and Estates-the Seventh Edition of the venerable casebook created by Dukeminier and Johanson is now available. Long recognized as one of the best casebooks written for any course, Wills Trusts, and Estates, Seventh Edition, benefits from the scholarship and insight of new co-authors James Lindgren and Robert H. Sitkoff.

In preparing the Seventh Edition, the authors remained true to the features that have made Wills, Trusts, and Estates a long-time favorite of law students and law professors such as:

  • The late Jesse Dukeminier's unique blend of wit, erudition, insight, and playfulness
  • Coverage of all key topics, clearly and logically organized
  • Human-interest cases that are engaging to read and enjoyable to teach
  • Well-written notes, questions, and problems that enhance the cases and connect them to broader legal principles
  • Cartoons, illustrations, and photographs that provide humor and visual commentary
  • Comprehensive Teacher's Manual that answers every question and problem, provides commentary on cases and articles excerpted in the main text, and offers deeper analysis and contextual observations to assist in fostering lively classroom discussion

    Scrupulously revised to maintain currency in all aspects of Wills, Trusts, and Estates law, the Seventh Edition includes:

  • Updates reflecting the ALI's and NCCUSL's recent law reform efforts such as the Restatement (Third) of Trusts; the Uniform Trust Code (including 2004 amendments); Restatement (Third) of Property, Wills and Other Donative Transfers; and the Uniform Disclaimer of Property Interests Act
  • Important new case law on the inheritance rights of posthumously-conceived children; will execution formalities; reformation of wills and trusts for mistake; domestic and offshore self-settled asset protection trusts; and donor enforcement of charitable trusts
  • Enhanced coverage of current topics of interest including the inheritance rights of same-sex partners; fiduciary administration and trust-investment law; and the continuing erosion of the Rule against Perpetuities
  • Updated tax coverage including the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001
  • Teacher's Manual available on CD-ROM

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780735536951
    Publisher:
    Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Publication date:
    04/28/2005
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    1024
    Product dimensions:
    10.32(w) x 7.32(h) x 1.57(d)

    Table of Contents

    Ch. 1Introduction to estate planning1
    Ch. 2Intestacy : an estate plan by default59
    Ch. 3Wills : capacity and contests141
    Ch. 4Wills : formalities and forms199
    Ch. 5Nonprobate transfers and planning for incapacity295
    Ch. 6Construction of wills365
    Ch. 7Restrictions on the power of disposition : protection of the spouse and children417
    Ch. 8Trusts : creation and characteristics485
    Ch. 9Building flexibility into trusts : powers of appointment589
    Ch. 10Construction of trusts : future interests623
    Ch. 11Trust duration and the rule against perpetuities671
    Ch. 12Charitable trusts729
    Ch. 13Trust administration : the fiduciary obligation771
    Ch. 14Wealth transfer taxation : tax planning845

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