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Wills, Trusts, and Estates (Casebook)

Wills, Trusts, and Estates (Casebook) - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0735579965

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ISBN13: 978-0735579965
ISBN10: 0735579962
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 09
Publisher: Aspen Law
Published: 2009
International: No

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Wills, Trusts, and Estates (Casebook) - 8TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0735579965

Jesse Dukeminier

ISBN13: 978-0735579965
ISBN10: 0735579962
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 09
Publisher: Aspen Law

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

Retaining the late Jesse Dukeminier's signature blend of wit, erudition, insight, and playfulness, Wills, Trusts, and Estates, now in its Eighth Edition, continues to offer interesting cases, well written notes, and a logical organization. The Eight Edition's new Companion Website, available with adoptions, includes an electronic version of the Teacher's Manual, PowerPoint slides on selected topics, and author updates. A stellar example of a great casebook, Wills, Trusts, and Estates features: eminently clear presentation of topics comprehensive substantive coverage inspired case selection engaging notes, questions, and problems that connect and highlight legal themes and principles humorous and illustrative cartoons, art, photographs, and other images a detailed Teacher's Manual that answers every question and problem posed in the casebook and includes comments on material cited in the text, analyses, comments, syllabus notes, and teaching suggestions With many new and revised notes, questions, and problems, The carefully updated Eighth Edition explores: New developments in law reform by the ALI and NCCUSL, such as: the 2008 Amendments To The Uniform Probate Code, including validation of notarized wills, reformation of wills for mistake, and a reworking of the spousal share the Uniform Power of Attorney Act further progress in the Restatement (Third) of Trusts and Restatement (Third) of Property Ongoing developments in the law, In such areas as: inheritance rights for same-sex partners the posthumous right of publicity the power of an agent to alter an incompetent principal's estate plan liberalized rules of trust modification and termination, and of trustee removal standing for donors in suits against the trustees of charitable trusts perpetual trusts and self-settled asset protection trusts Increasingly important topics such as: the movement to cure will execution defects and reform mistakes in wills fiduciary administration and trust investment law will contests

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Intestacy: An Estate Plan by Default
3. Wills: Capacity and Contests
4. Wills: Formalities and Forms
5. Construction of Wills
6. Will Substitutes: Nonprobate Transfers
7. Restrictions on the Power of Disposition: Protection of the Spouse and Children
8. Trusts: Creation, Types, and Characteristics
9. Rights to Distributions from the Trust
10. Trust Administration: The Fiduciary Obligation
11. Charitable Trusts
12. Building Flexibility Into Trusts: Powers of Appointment
13. Construction of Trusts and Future Interests
14. The Rule Against Perpetuities and Trust Duration
15. Wealth Transfer Taxation: Tax Planning

Table of Cases
Index