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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Instead, I would hold that where a child has fully performed the alleged contract
over the course of many years or a lifetime and can sufficiently establish the
existence of the contract to adopt, equity should enforce the contract over the ...
contract. If, after a contract becomes binding, a party dies leaving a will not
complying with the contract, the will is probated but the contract beneficiary is
entitled to enforce the contract by having a constructive trust impressed for his
Contracts Not to Revoke a Will Questions respecting contracts not to revoke a will
typically arise where husband and wife have executed a joint will or mutual wills.
A joint will is one instrument executed by two or more persons as the will of ...