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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Statutes in all states permit heirs to avoid probate where the amount of property
involved is small, but the states differ as to what kind of, and how much, property
can be transferred without a formal administration. Among statutes commonly ...
Federal law permits death beneficiaries to be put on these plans, including
pension and profit-sharing plans, Keogh plans, 401(k) plans, and individual
retirement accounts (IRAs). In 1969, the Uniform Probate Code authorized P.O.D.
NOTES 1. A few states have enacted statutes that permit courts to terminate trusts
prior to the time specified by the settlor. See Mo. Rev. Stat. §456.590.2 (1997),
construed in Hamerstrom v. Commerce Bank of Kansas City, 80 S.W.2d 434 (Mo.