Wills, Trusts, and Estates Administration

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-01-23
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Designed with flexibility in mind, Wills, Trusts, and Estate Administration, 4e captures the complexities of modern estate planning, while maintaining a clear and accessible tone. Organized in self-contained chapters, core concepts are reinforced by illustrations, charts, tables, and cases. This edition features a new chapter on ethics, more on modern social trends, updated case materials and statutes, and redesigned chapters so students can absorb information more quickly. The one-of-a-kind MyLegalStudiesLab takes learning to the next level by providing a unique virtual law office experience.

Table of Contents

1.      Purpose and Need for a Will

2.      Property

3.      Testate or Intestate

4.      The Will

5.      Will Preparation and Drafting

6.      Advance Directives

7.      Planning for Non-Traditional Families

8.      Trusts: Elements and Purpose

9.      Specialized Trusts and Gifts

10.  The Personal Representative

11.  Estate Administration

12.  Tax Considerations in Estate Administration

13.  The Probate Court and Uniform Laws

14.  Paralegals and Ethics


APPENDIX A: Important Cases Concerning the Right to Die

APPENDIX B: Selected Wills of Famous People

APPENDIX C: Internet Websites

APPENDIX D: Internal Revenue Forms

APPENDIX E: Sample Client Data Sheets



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