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Decedents' Estate and Trusts : Problems and Materials

Decedents' Estate and Trusts : Problems and Materials - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0735540767

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ISBN13: 978-0735540767
ISBN10: 0735540764
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Edition/Copyright: 7TH 06
Publisher: Aspen Law
Published: 2006
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Decedents' Estate and Trusts : Problems and Materials - 7TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0735540767

Eugene F. Scoles, Edward C. Halbach and Patricia Gilchrist Roberts

ISBN13: 978-0735540767
ISBN10: 0735540764
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 06
Publisher: Aspen Law

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

When you examine PROBLEMS AND MATERIALS ON DECEDENTS ESTATES AND TRUSTS, Seventh Edition, you will see that the authors have significantly revised this classic coursebook to reflect developments in the field and to facilitate interactive classroom teaching.

The book offers complete coverage of decedents estates, trusts, and future interests through:

  • the expertise of a team of highly regarded authors
  • problems cases, text, statutes, and excerpts of Uniform Acts and Restatements, making the materials both teachable and interesting to students
  • a comprehensive Teacher s Manual that reflects the changes in the book and provides answers, guidance and ideas about the use of the questions and problems

The Seventh Edition responds to user feedback as well as to changes in the law:

  • new author Martin Begleiter, who has used the book for 27 years, brings fresh teaching insights to the revision
  • malpractice and ethical issues are raised intermittently throughout the chapters, with references to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and Model Code of Professional Responsibility
  • enhanced efficiency in covering traditional subject matter (e.g., scaled back principal and income coverage) to accommodate newer materials and emphases
  • updated developments in Uniform Laws and Restatements, such as the Uniform Trust Code (2000, through 2004 amendments); Uniform Disclaimer of Property Interests Act (2002); Restatements Third of Trusts and of Property: Wills and Other Donative Transfers, both through the Tentative Drafts approved in 2005
  • new primary cases include Estate of Martignacco on posthumous DNA testing, Bongaards v. Millen on elective shares, Allen v. Dalk on testator's signature, Ventura County Dept. of Child Services v. Brown on rights of creditors of a beneficiary, Estate of Janes and Estate of Wilde on prudent investing and measures of trustee liability, and Petition of Goodman and Trusts Under Will of Divine on consideration of beneficiary's other resources in discretionary trusts
  • revised and added notes and problems throughout the book

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Intestate Succession
3. Family Protection and Limits on Testation
4. Execution of Wills and Gounds of Contest
5. Integration, Extrinsic Evidence, and Related Matters
6. Revocation and Revival
7. Will Contracts
8. Will Substitutes and Introduction to Estate Planning
9. Introduction to Trusts: Their Nature, Classification, and Use
10. Introduction to Future Interests and Powers of Appointment
11. Constructional Problems in Estate and Trust Distribution
12. Creation of Trusts
13. The Nature of Beneficiaries Interests
14. Modification and Termination of Trusts
15. Charitable Trusts
16. Introduction to Fiduciary Administration
17. The Fiduciary Office
18. Management Functions
19. Matters of Accounting and Successive Enjoyment
20. Rules Regulating Perpetuities

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