Textbook on Succession
When someone dies, their property is distributed in accordance with their will or the rules of intestacy - the cornerstones of the law of succession. The interplay between the wishes of testators and the expectations of family and friends makes for a subject of human interest. This book provides students with an exposition of succession, dispelling the notion of this as a dry subject. Substantial discussion is devoted to central issues such as the limits of testamentary freedom and the rights for spouses and children on intestacy. Considerable attention is given to the rich case law with its panorama of the foibles and failings of many an eccentric testator. The text covers all the major areas of this subject, including the administrations of estates, and is suggested reading for all students studying wills, intestacy andsuccession on law degree or vocational courses. Andrew Borkowski is the author of "Textbook on Roman Law.'
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relating to wills 2 1 3 Mutual wills 2 2 The content of wills 2 2 1 Reasons
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adeemed ademption Administration of Estates applicant appointment Arthur assets attestation beneficiary benefit bona vacantia child circumstances codicil condition considered constructive trust construed contrary intention court held debts deceased deceased's death deceased's estate decision died dispose disposition doctrine of lapse document donatio mortis causa donor effect English law entitled Estates Act 1925 example executed executor expressed extrinsic evidence failed favour financial provision formalities gift grant husband inheritance inheritance tax inter vivos interest intestacy rules intestate's invalid issue lapse later Law Reform legatee LRC Report marriage married married couple mental Moreover NSPCC operation partial intestacy pass payment pecuniary legacies personal representatives personalty predeceased presence presumption probate realty reasonable regarded relevant residuary estate residue revoked satisfied Section share signature signed solicitor specific surviving spouse testator testator left testator's death testator's intention testatrix trust undue influence valid wife witnesses words