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

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

by Jesse Dukeminier, Stanley M. Johanson, James Lindgren
     
 

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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

Overview

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

  • 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


    • Introduction to Estate Planning
    • Intestacy: An Estate Plan by Default
    • Wills: Capacity and Contests
    • Wills: Formalities and Forms
    • Nonprobate Transfers and Planning for Incapacity
    • Construction of Wills
    • Restrictions on the Power of Disposition: Protection of the Spouse and Children
    • Trusts: Creation and Characteristics
    • Building Flexibility into Trusts: Powers of Appointment
    • Construction of Trusts: Future Interests
    • Trust Duration and the Rule Against Perpetuities
    • Charitable Trusts
    • Trust Administration: The Fiduciary Obligation
    • Wealth Transfer Taxation: Tax Planning

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