Wills, Trusts, and Estates

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Little, Brown, 1995 - Estate planning - 1123 pages
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In this timely new edition, distinguished authors Dukeminier and Johanson build on the success of their phenomenally popular casebook WILL, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES with new coverage of non-traditional family arrangements, living wills, and much more.
The authors blend cases selected for human interest as well as teaching value with provocative hypotheticals, cartoons, photographs, and other illustrations to comprehensively cover this area in a very lively, readable manner. Organized logically, the book begins with estate planning and its limitations, moves to wills and will substitutes, progresses to trusts, and concludes with a chapter on taxation.
New topica coverage includes:
babies inadvertently swapped in hospitals, surrogate mothers, lesbian adoption, and artificial insemination (including children conceived after sperm donor's death)
living wills and powers of attorney for health care, including the Cruzan case and the Uniform Health Care Decisions Act
a new chapter combining mental capacity and undue influence, which features the Seward Johnson will contest and related preventive lawyering issues
shortened, more teachable chapters on future interests and perpetuities
latest changes to the Uniform Probate Code
a completely revised and reorganized trustee administration chapter
Like its predecessors, this book is a lively, flexible, and understandable teaching tool that is accompanied by a detailed and witty Teacher's Manual, which is regarded as the best in the field.

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User Review  - Suzanne Van Horn - Goodreads

Best law school textbook so far. Tons of unnecessary gossipy footnotes, which I loved. Ex. "this guy's nephew professionally de-snaked dogs." "this lady was married 4 times to 4 crazy men and blew all ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tim W - Goodreads

Apparently the Bolsheviks got rid of inheritance altogether in 1918 but had to bring it back four years later because the abolition caused too much political unrest. Read full review


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