Understanding Trusts and Estates

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M. Bender, 1999 - Estate planning - 408 pages
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This new edition updates a text praised by students & professors alike. The author offers a concise yet comprehensive overview of the law governing wills, trusts, & future interests. Understanding Trusts & Estates engages students with clear writing, realistic examples, & helpful graphic representations of present & future interests. By integrating the Uniform Probate Code & the new Restatements into discussions of traditional doctrine, this treatise promotes a thorough understanding of both fundamental & current issues. In addition to explaining basic concepts & significant cases & statutes, this text provides step-by-step tools for analyzing topics as diverse as spousal election, future interests & slayers? statutes. Footnotes increase student understanding by providing internal cross-references & additional examples. Citations to journals, treatises, & current books aid further research.

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Contents

Table of Authorities TA1
1
CHAPTER
15
Other Relatives
21
Overview
35
Revocation
74
Contracts Regarding Wills
86
Creation
93
The Size of a Beneficiarys Interest
109
Putting It Together
232
Creating Powers
242
Drafting Powers of Appointment
251
Independent Significance
265
People
284
Property
308
CHAPTER 12
319
If Anything Can Go Wrong
326

Modification and Termination
119
Trusts and PourOver Wills
127
Joint Interests
134
Life Insurance and Other Contracts
138
PLANNING FOR INCAPACITY
145
Advancements and Gifts in Satisfaction
155
Assignments of Expectancies
162
Omitted Family Members
195
Charitable Gifts
201
Present Interests
207
Savings Clauses
343
CHAPTER 13
353
Managerial Issues
366
Powers and Duties
376
Remedies
382
The Gift Tax
390
The GenerationSkipping Transfer Tax
404
Index
1-1
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