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.
The Distinctly Different Casebook
-- Clear, concise text -- combined with witty and insightful notes -- make this a casebook that students love to read
-- Cases that hold students' interest, illustrate concepts, and make the material extremely accessible -- evidence of the authors' legendary talent for selecting effective cases
-- Comprehensiveness and flexibility of coverage give you the freedom to choose precisely which material you want to teach -- and in the topic sequence that you prefer
-- Solid, practical models of wills and trusts help students build the competence they will require as practitioners in the estates and trusts field
-- Brilliant problems and questions encourage and guide students in considering and comparing alternative solutions to problems in family wealth transmission
-- An examination of historical roots, where appropriate, gives students a better understanding of some peculiarities of modern law and of the continuing growth of the law
-- An outstanding Teacher's Manual contains answers to all problems and offers additional insights on cases
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The social security system thus incorporates the principle of community property
that the benefits of earnings should be shared by husband and wife. The worker
has no right to shift the survivor's benefit to a person other than the spouse ...
A minority of states hold that the guardian should elect to take against the will if it
is to the surviving spouse's economic benefit, calculated mathematically. A
majority of states hold, as did the court in In re Estate of Cross in considering the
ERISA also provides that the trustee shall discharge his duties with respect to a
plan solely in the interest of the participants and the beneficiaries and ... for the
exclusive purpose of... providing benefits to participants and their beneficiaries.