Wills, Trusts, and Estates, Tenth Edition
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A Question of Tax Policy?
Can Probate Be Avoided?
AN ESTATE PLAN BY DEFAULT
FORMALITIES AND FORMS
B Revocation of Wills
CAPACITY AND CONTESTS
B Undue Influence
CHARITABLE PURPOSES CY PRES AND SUPERVISION
POWERS OF APPOINTMENT
B Exercise of a Power of Appointment
Failure to Exercise a Power of Appointment
CONSTRUCTION AND FUTURE INTERESTS
B Construction of Trust Instruments
E Tortious Interference with an Expectancy
CHARACTERISTICS AND CREATION
B Creation of a Trust
NONPROBATE TRANSFERS AND PLANNING FOR INCAPACITY
B Revocable Trusts
The Other Will Substitutes
Planning for Incapacity
Disposition of the Body
PROTECTION OF THE SPOUSE AND CHILDREN
B Intentional Omission of a Child
Protection Against Unintentional Omission
B The Duty of Loyalty
The Duty of Prudence
The Duty of Impartiality
E The Duty to Inform and Account
ALIENATION AND MODIFICATION
B Modification and Termination
b Gifts to Children Issue or Descendants
The Rule of Convenience
THE RULE AGAINST PERPETUITIES AND TRUST DURATION
a The Fertile Octogenarian
Application of the Rule to Class Gifts and Powers of Appointment
Other Durational Limits
WEALTH TRANSFER TAXATION
g Transfers Within Three Years of Death
The GenerationSkipping Transfer Tax
E Income Taxation of Grantor Trusts
Table of Cases