Edition: 5th (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
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Description: Comprehensive coverage is the hallmark of Wills, Trusts, and Estates:Examples and Explanations . This well-respected text covers intestacy;wills and trusts (including non-probate assets); estate administration; wealthtransfer taxation (including gift tax, estate tax, generation-skippingtransfer tax); disability and death planning; and malpractice and professionalresponsibility. The unique Examples and Explanations pedagogy combines textualmaterial with well-written examples, explanations, and questions to teststudents’ comprehension and provide them with practice in applying informationto fact patterns. In addition to examples designed to teach in a step-by-stepmanner, the book includes comprehensive questions which present a variety ofissues in one fact situation. These are similar to those students can expecton a law school or bar examination. The conversational style is designed tohold students’ interest. A casebook correlation chart enables the book to beused with any of the six most popular casebooks in the subject. The text’s“learning by doing” approach helps students master the law and provides anon-threatening environment in which to evaluate how well they can apply whatthey have just learned. Practical suggestions interspersed throughout the textenhance its pedagogical value and give students an appreciation of thereal-world application of their course. Sample will and trust provisions andan extensively annotated model will that includes a testamentary trust givestudents drafting assistance. The book is designed for students taking Wills,Trusts, Wills & Estates, Estates & Trusts, Gratuitous Transfers, and similarlytitled courses that introduce property transmission upon death. Because itprovides background and review material, it can also be useful in advancedcourses in estate planning or wealth transfer taxation. General nationwiderules are spotlighted without being sidetracked by many individual cases. Acomplete, student-friendly index easily pinpoints sought-after material, as dotables that locate material relevant to the Uniform Probate Code, UniformTrust Code, and Internal Revenue Code. Updates are available on the author’swebsite: www.ProfessorBeyer.com .The Fifth Edition has been fine-tuned and updated to reflect the mostrecent developments, including the transfer of death deeds, self-settledspendthrift trusts, the Rule Against Perpetuities reform, Federal Gift,Estate, and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax. In addition, new material ispresented on the Uniform Trust Code, the rights of same-sex partners, Medicaidplanning, and physician-assisted suicide. Revised examples parallel theupdated content. New casebook correlation tables relate to new editions of themajor casebooks, especially the Eighth Edition of Dukeminier, Johanson,Sitkoff, and Lindgren’s Wills, Trusts, and Estates .Hallmark features of Wills, Trusts, and Estates: Examples & Explanations:• Comprehensive coverage of intestacy, wills, and trustso non-probate assetso estate administrationo wealth transfer taxation (gift tax, estate tax, generation-skipping transfertax),o disability/death planningo malpractice/professional responsibility• Unique Examples & Explanations pedagogyo combines textual material with examples, explanations, and questionso tests student comprehension of the materialsComprehensive coverage is the hallmark of Wills, Trusts, and Estates:Examples and Explanations. This well-respected text covers intestacy;wills and trusts (including non-probate assets); estate administration; wealthtransfer taxation (including gift tax, estate tax, generation-skippingtransfer tax); disability and death planning;