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Wills, Trusts, and Estates, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Suzan D. Herskowitz

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 12, 2010

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Using practical, self-contained chapters, this text provides an overview of wills, trusts, and estates and can easily support a variety of programs and audiences.  Designed with flexibility in mind, it captures the complexities of the field, while maintaining a clear tone that is accessible and concise. Throughout the text, core concepts are reinforced by illustrations, charts, tables, and cases. This edition features updated case materials and statutes,  updated statistics, more review questions and projects, summarized appellate court cases and earlier coverage of non-traditional families.

Table of Contents

1.      Purpose and Need for a Will

2.      Property

3.      Testate or Intestate

4.      The Will

5.      Will Preparation and Drafting

6.      Advance Directives

7.      Trusts: Elements and Purpose

8.      Specialized Trusts

9.      Planning for Non-Traditional Families

10.  The Personal Representative

11.  Estate Administration

12.  Tax Considerations in Estate Administration

13.  The Probate Court and Uniform Laws

 

APPENDIX A: IMPORTANT CASES CONCERNING THE RIGHT TO DIE

APPENDIX B: SELECTED WILLS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE

APPENDIX C: INTERNET WEBSITES

APPENDIX D: INTERNAL REVENUE FORMS

APPENDIX E: SAMPLE CLIENT DATA SHEETS

 

Glossary

Index

 

 

 

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$59.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-506632-4