Wills, Trusts, and Estates

ISBN-10: 0735545456

ISBN-13: 9780735545458

Edition: 2004 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

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List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 10/13/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 41
Language: English

Preface
Casebook Correlation Chart
Capsule Summary
Introduction to Wills, Trusts, and Estates
The Power to Transfer Property at Death
The Right to Transfer Property at Death
Course Overview
The Probate Process: An Overview
"Dead Hand" Control
Estate Planning: An Introduction
Professional Responsibility
Quiz Yourself on Introduction to Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Exam Tips on Introduction to Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Intestacy: The Default Distribution Scheme
The Intestate Distribution Scheme
Surviving Spouse: Who Qualifies
Surviving Spouse: Calculating Share
Descendants/Issue: Calculating Shares
Shares of Ancestors and Remote Collaterals
Issue: Who Qualifies
Survival Requirement
Bars to Succession
Quiz Yourself on Intestacy: The Default Distribution Scheme
Exam Tips on Intestacy: The Default Distribution Scheme
Limitations on the Testamentary Power to Transfer
Spousal Protection Schemes: An Overview
Surviving Spouse's Right to Support
Surviving Spouse's Right to a Share of the Marital Property
The Elective Share Doctrine
Community Property
The Omitted/Pretermitted Spouse
The Omitted/Pretermitted Child
Limitations on Charitable Gifts
Quiz Yourself on Limitations on the Testamentary Power to Transfer
Exam Tips on Limitations on the Testamentary Power to Transfer
Testamentary Capacity
General Testamentary Capacity
Insane Delusion
Undue Influence
Fraud
Quiz Yourself on Testamentary Capacity
Exam Tips on Testamentary Capacity
Wills Execution, Revocation, and Scope
Executing a Valid Will
Common Law Approach to Attested Wills
Modern Trend Approach to Attested Wills
Holographic Wills
Scope of a Will
Revocation
Contracts Concerning Wills
Quiz Yourself on Wills Execution, Revocation, and Scope
Exam Tips on Wills Execution, Revocation, and Scope
Construing Wills
Admissibility of Extrinsic Evidence: General Rule
Scrivener's Error
Changes in Testator's Property
Changes in the Beneficiary
Quiz Yourself on Construing Wills
Exam Tips on Construing Wills
Nonprobate Transfers: Will Substitutes
Inter Vivos Gifts
Overview of Nonprobate Transfers
Contracts with Payable-on-Death Clauses
Multiple Party Bank Accounts
Joint Tenancies
Revocable Deeds
Inter Vivos Trusts
Pour-over Wills and Inter Vivos Trusts
Planning for the Possibility of Incapacity
Quiz Yourself on Nonprobate Transfers: Will Substitutes
Exam Tips on Nonprobate Transfers: Will Substitutes
Trusts: Creation, Life, and Termination
Introduction: Conceptual Overview
Requirements to Create a Valid Express Trust
Life of Trust: Extent of Beneficiaries' Interests
Life of Trust: Creditors' Rights/Spendthrift Clauses
Trust Modification and Termination
Quiz Yourself on Trusts: Creation, Life, and Termination
Exam Tips on Trusts: Creation, Life, and Termination
Charitable Trusts
Charitable Purpose
Cy Pres
Enforcing the Terms of a Charitable Trust
Quiz Yourself on Charitable Trusts
Exam Tips on Charitable Trusts
Powers of Appointment: Discretionary Flexibility
Introduction
Creating a Power of Appointment
Releasing a Power of Appointment
Exercising a Power of Appointment
Attempted Appointment That Fails
Failure to Exercise a Power of Appointment
Quiz Yourself on Powers of Appointment: Discretionary Flexibility
Exam Tips on Powers of Appointment: Discretionary Flexibility
Construing Trusts: Future Interests and Class Gifts
Future Interests
Preference for Vested Remainders
Class Gifts
Quiz Yourself on Construing Trusts: Future Interests and Class Gifts
Exam Tips on Construing Trusts: Future Interests and Class Gifts
The Rule Against Perpetuities
Introduction
Classic Rule Against Perpetuities Scenarios
Class Gifts and the Rule Against Perpetuities
Powers of Appointment and the Rule Against Perpetuities
The Rule Against Perpetuities Saving Clause
Reforming the Rule Against Perpetuities
Quiz Yourself on the Rule Against Perpetuities
Exam Tips on the Rule Against Perpetuities
Trust Administration and the Trustee's Duties
Trustee's Fiduciary Duties
Trustee's Powers
Trust Investments
Trustee's Liability to Third Parties
Quiz Yourself on Trust Administration and the Trustee's Duties
Exam Tips on Trust Administration and the Trustee's Duties
Estate and Gift Taxes
Overview
The Federal Gift Tax Scheme
The Federal Estate Tax: An Overview
Calculating the Decedent's Gross Estate
The Marital Deduction
The Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax
State Death Taxes
Quiz Yourself on Estate and Gift Taxes
Exam Tips on Estate and Gift Taxes
Table of Cases
Index
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