Wills, Trusts, and Estates
All the great features you've come to expect in previous editions are here! Along with expertly selected cases, this superb revision delivers comprehensive coverage and a flexible organization with chapters that can be easily rearranged or omitted to fit every instructor's preferences. Written with the lively intelligence that has made this book so popular, "Wills, Trusts, and Estates", Sixth Edition provides exactly what a course in estates and trusts should offer to students: engaging lessons in thinking critically about problems in family wealth transmission.
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NOTE: BEQUESTS TO ATTORNEYS Undue influence. The will in Lipper v.
Weslow was drafted by Mrs. Block's son, an attorney and a principal beneficiary
under the will. Since the Watergate hearings in the 1970s, which revealed
unethical as ...
In In re Estate of Weinstock, 40 N.Y.2d 1, 351 N.E.2d 674, 386 N.Y.S.2d 1 (1976),
two attorneys (father and son) drafted a will for an 81-year-old man they had just
met and named themselves executors. The court held the attorneys were guilty ...
When the hearing on both petitions was held, the probate court ruled that the
power of attorney had created a valid agency but that the trust had not been
revoked and continued in existence. The probate court found that Mrs. Franzen