Wills Trusts and Estates (Looseleaf)

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Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, Jun 28, 2017 - Law - 1032 pages

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  • All new section on electronic or digital wills and the emerging case law that has begun to accept them
  • All new section on trust decanting, now recognized in 25 states, with attention to the breadth of statutory and case law treatments of decanting
  • Reworked coverage of same-sex marriage in light of Obergefell v. Hodges and refreshed treatment of inheritance rights for cohabiting unmarried partners
  • Updated and expanded coverage of wealth and income inequality
  • Refreshed treatment, with updated case law, on undue influence
  • Attention to new case law and statutory developments in will execution and reformation of wills for mistake
  • Revised and clarified coverage of revocable trusts and other nonprobate transfers and the difficult relationship of state wealth transfer law with federal pension law
  • Updated treatment of trust fiduciary law, including new case law and statutory developments on directed trusts, waiver of fiduciary duties, and trust investment law
  • Revised treatment of creditor rights to beneficial interests in trust, with attention to choice-of-law rules and growing statutory recognition of self-settled asset protection trusts

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