Estates and Trusts

Author: Stewart E. Sterk
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781609303280
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This casebook presents a functional approach to Trusts and Estates. In addition to a focus on recent cases, the book uses questions and problems to focus student attention on issues that face estate planners, litigators and policy makers. In each chapter, it integrates discussion of drafting and planning issues with its treatment of doctrine and policy. In addition, this casebook is accompanied by power point slides to use in explaining concepts for which diagrams are useful, such as intestate succession, the elective share, anti-lapse statutes, abatement and future interests.

Family Property Law

Author: Thomas P. Gallanis
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781609303952
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The Sixth Edition of this highly-regarded casebook continues its innovative emphasis on the connection between the law of trusts and estates and the changing American family. The Sixth Edition incorporates the most recent uniform acts from the Uniform Law Commission and the Third Restatements of the American Law Institute, and discusses the very latest "hot" topics, including trust protectors, directed trusts, trust decanting, family offices, and donor standing to enforce charitable trusts. The Sixth Edition also incorporates new important cases, such as the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Hillman v. Maretta (2013). The authors of this book have long been at the forefront of law reform in trusts and estates, and this tradition continues under the authorship of Thomas Gallanis, who is the executive director of the Uniform Law Commission's Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Trust and Estate Acts. He was also an associate reporter for the Restatement Third of Trusts and has been the reporter of two uniform acts, most recently the Uniform Powers of Appointment Act (completed 2013). The Sixth Edition emphasizes problems and questions to facilitate classroom discussion and analysis. Among many other things, the book teaches doctrine and policy, planning and drafting, case analysis and statutory interpretation. The detailed teacher's manual includes extensive syllabi and notes for classroom teaching.

The Law of Succession

Author: Danaya C. Wright
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781609302344
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This is a completely new trusts and estates casebook and takes a new approach in its material and structure. The book includes a toolbox section, introducing students early on to the basics of wills, trusts, powers, joint tenancies, life insurance, and miscellaneous other forms. Thus, this book organizes material around planning properly, rather than around litigation. The book also covers barriers to succession, such as the rule against perpetuities, slayer statutes, revocation, and litigation (mental capacity, no-contest clauses, and the like). Rather than including long and lightly edited cases, this book utilizes several case squibs that illustrate different factual scenarios for each legal issue followed by the court's decision and reasoning. The book also includes many statutes with lengthy analyses of the different types of statutes using the UPC as the primary model. The author also includes practice points, tax tips, and technology traps throughout the entire book. There are numerous problems throughout the materials, with the answers located at the back of the book.

Wills Trusts and Estates

Author: Reid Kress Weisbord
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454897554
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Written by well-recognized scholars in the field, Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials by Reid Weisbord, David Horton, and Steven Urice provides a unique platform for teaching Trusts and Estates as an accessible, engaging area of the law. As its title implies, Essentials covers only the core legal doctrines and does so in a concise, straightforward format that focuses on practical application rather than theory. The organizational structure of each chapter facilitates student learning by providing: (1) a clear explanation of the doctrine in plain English, (2) an excerpt of relevant statutory authority where applicable, (3) an illustration of the doctrine through a carefully-selected judicial opinion, and (4) an application of the doctrine in a problem set. Each judicial opinion is followed by a series of questions, as well as narrative answers to each question. The problem sets, which are heavily emphasized, simulate the practice of law in a realistic T&E setting. Key Features: Makes a challenging course uniquely accessible. Plain English explanation of legal doctrine at the beginning of each section helps ensures students have a basic foundation of substantive knowledge, allowing the professor to focus classroom discussion on applying the doctrine. Delivers well-edited judicial opinions in a format that allows students to achieve mastery of the materials before entering the classroom. Emphasizes problem-solving through detailed problem sets that allow students to apply newly learned legal doctrine to real-world situations. Offers concise, yet comprehensive coverage. All core Trusts & Estates topics are covered in fewer than 650 pages.

An Introduction to Trusts and Estates

Author: Valerie J. Vollmar
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN:
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This law school textbook explores the basic doctrines and planning techniques that modern lawyers must master to assist clients with estate planning, draft implementing documents, and advise fiduciaries and clients on the proper administration of estates and trusts. A hypothetical client family is used to explore the human aspects of estate planning and to illustrate estate planning issues most likely to arise at particular stages of a client's life. Textual material is designed to be self-explanatory, so that teachers are free to use classroom time to explore planning and drafting techniques and policy considerations more fully.

Family Property Law

Author: Thomas P. Gallanis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781599417653
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A forward-looking casebook, Family Property Law focuses on new themes in family property law in the areas of wills, trusts, estates, and probates. The book recognizes the reform-minded nature of the current era of family property law, including its changing notions of family and society, The acceptance of a partnership theory for assessing the financial aspects of marriage, And The need to reshape the law of donative transfers into a unity.

Contemporary Approaches to Trusts and Estates

Author: Susan N. Gary
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9780735589278
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Contemporary Approaches to Trusts and Estates uses cases and statutory materials along with exercises and problems to integrate legal analysis and practice skills. This innovative casebook: Proceeds chronologically, covering lifetime planning issues before wills. Uses extensive textual explanations to present the law and its many nuances. Consistent with the call in the Carnegie Report for schools to add more practice skills to the curriculum, includes exercises in document drafting, role-playing, and letter writing to clients. Reproduces statutory materials and the Restatement, so that no separate supplement is required. Explores the ethical obligations of estate planning lawyers using the MRPC and the ACTEC Commentaries. Presents contemporary cases, such as Feinberg, Kuralt, and Schiavo, which reflect the development of the law into the 21st century. Includes fact-based problems, requiring students to explore cases, the UPC, the UTC, and other statutes, as well as the MRPC, in depth.

Contemporary Trusts and Estates

Author: Susan N. Gary
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 145488343X
Format: PDF
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The third edition of Contemporary Trusts and Estates captures the rapid evolution of doctrine in trusts and estates law that has occurred over the past half-century in response to profound societal and demographic changes. Based on recent developments in legal education, this casebook integrates legal analysis, judgment and perspective, ethics, and practice skills. It focuses simultaneously on the theoretical foundations and practical applications of the material, teaching students by using traditional case analysis and, at the professor’s option, innovative exercises. Features: Newly designed, with Wills now presented before Trusts New problems, exercises and cases ¿ Post-Obergefell v. Hodges developments for same-sex families More material on decanting and the new Uniform Trust Decanting Act Inclusion of the Uniform Powers of Appointment Act Discussion of planning for digital assets Incorporation of 2016 ACTEC Commentary on the Model Rules

Taxation of Estates Gifts and Trusts

Author: Regis W. Campfield
Publisher: West Group
ISBN: 9780314159311
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A thorough, up-to-date presentation of estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes, as well as income taxation of trusts and estates and income in respect of a decedent. The book also includes a thorough presentation of valuation issues. Each of the taxes is discussed independently so that a teacher may start with either of the taxes or, if he or she wishes, skip one. The use of the paragraph system makes it easy for a teacher to selectively assign materials. Other teacher-friendly features include an in-depth teacher's manual that provides answers to all problems throughout the volume, and a discussion of planning opportunities throughout the various chapters.