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Wills, Trusts & Estates (Looseleaf Version)

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Edition: 8th ed., 2009
Author(s): Dukeminier, Lindgren, Sitkoff


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Product Description

In this latest edition, distinguished authors Dukeminier, Lindgren, Sitkoff build on the success of their phenomenally popular casebook Wills, Trusts & Estates with new coverage of non-traditional family arrangements, living wills, and much more.

The authors blend cases selected for human interest as well as teaching value with provocative hypotheticals, cartoons, photographs, and other illustrations to comprehensively cover this area in a very lively, readable manner. Organized logically, the book begins with estate planning and its limitations, moves to wills and will substitutes, progresses to trusts, and concludes with a chapter on taxation.

Topic coverage includes:
Babies inadvertently swapped in hospitals, surrogate mothers, lesbian adoption, and artificial insemination (including children conceived after sperm donor's death);
Living wills and powers of attorney for health care, including the Cruzan case and the Uniform Health Care Decisions Act;
A new chapter combining mental capacity and undue influence, which features the Seward Johnson will contest and related preventive lawyering issues;
Latest changes to the Uniform Probate Code;
A completely revised and reorganized trustee administration chapter.

Table of Contents includes:
Introduction to Estate Planning;
The Power to Transmit Property at Death: Its Justification and Limitations;
Transfer of the Decedent's Estate;
An Estate Planning Problem;
Intestacy: An Estate Plan by Default;
Transfers to Children;
Bars to Succession;
Wills: Capacity and Contests;
Mental Capacity Section;
Undue Influence;
Wills: Formalities and Forms;
Execution of Wills;
Revocation of Wills;
Will Substitutes: Nonprobate Transfers;
Contracts with Payable-on-Death Provisions;
Multiple-Party Bank Accounts;
Joint Tenancies;
Revocable Trusts;
Planning for Incapacity;
Construction of Wills;
Admission of Extrinsic Evidence;
Death of Beneficiary Before Death of Testator;
Changes in Property After Execution of Will: Specific and General Devises Compared;
Restrictions on the Power of Disposition: Protection of the Spouse and Children;
Rights of the Surviving Spouse;
Rights of Issue Omitted from the Will;
Trusts: Creation, Types, and Characteristics;
Creation of a Trust;
Discretionary Trusts;
Creditors' Rights: Spendthrift Trusts;
Modification and Termination of Trusts;
Powers of Appointment;
Construction of Trusts: Future Interests;
Classification of Future Interests;
Duration of Trusts: The Rule against Perpetuities;
Charitable Trusts;
Trust Administration: The Fiduciary Obligation;
Wealth Transfer Taxation: Tax Planning.


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Format Looseleaf
Author Dukeminier, Lindgren, Sitkoff
ISBN 9781454816300
Edition 8th ed., 2009
Publisher Aspen Publishing