Wills, Trusts, and Estates

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Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, Oct 30, 2014 - Law - 1088 pages
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Wills, Trusts, and Estates retains the late Jesse Dukeminier's unique blend of wit, erudition, insight, and playfulness while covering all the key topics in a logical, clear organization. Interesting cases--not only fun to read, but fun to teach as well--are enhanced and connected to broader legal principles by well-written notes, questions, and problems.

The Ninth Edition introduces a completely new, two-color design for a clearer presentation of core material and didactic imagery. Shaded box "sidebars" insert context, background, and real-life examples throughout the text. Improved organization consolidates the material into blocks that follow an orderly and logical progression. An introductory chapter on trusts appears before nonprobate transfers, providing much-needed context for revocable trusts as will substitutes. Reorganization enhances the revised material on nonprobate transfers and trust administration, creditor's rights, trust modification, probate transfers, spousal and children's shares, and trusts. The Ninth Edition features the latest developments in statutes, law reform projects, scholarly writing, and cases, such as those on revocable trusts and harmless error in will execution. Relevant uniform law activity is discussed, including the new Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act, and attention is paid to the finalization of the new Restatements on Property and Trusts. Updates to the social science work on inheritance and intestacy are presented. Attention is paid to developments affecting inheritance among same-sex partners.

Features:

  • retains the late Jesse Dukeminier's unique blend of wit, erudition, insight, and playfulness
  • covers all the key topics in a logical, clear organization
  • interesting cases that are not only fun to read, but fun to teach as well
  • cases enhanced and connected to broader legal principles by well-written notes, questions, and problems

Thoroughly updated, the revised Ninth Edition presents:

  • a completely new, two-color design
    • two colors make a clearer presentation of core material and didactic imagery
    • shaded box "sidebars" insert context, background, and real-life examples
  • improved organization consolidates the material on wills, trusts, and nonprobate transfers into blocks that follow an orderly and logical progression
    • an introductory chapter on trusts appears before nonprobate transfers, providing much-needed context for revocable trusts as will substitutes
    • thorough revision and reorganization of the material on nonprobate transfers and trust administration, creditor's rights, and trust modification
    • revision and reorganization of chapters on probate transfers, spousal and children's shares, and trusts
  • the latest developments in cases, statutes, law reform projects, and scholarly writing
    • new developments in cases, such as revocable trusts and harmless error in will execution
    • relevant coverage of uniform law activity, including the new Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act
    • finalization of the new Restatements on Property and Trusts.

 

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