Wills, Trusts and Estates Examples & Explanations, 4e

This popular study guide helps students master the complexities of wills, trusts, and estates through a combination of textual material and well-written, comprehensive examples, explanations, and questions. Examples & Ex…

This popular study guide helps students master the complexities of wills, trusts, and estates through a combination of textual material and well-written, comprehensive examples, explanations, and questions. Examples & Explanations : Wills, Trusts, and Estates, Fourth Edition, provides students with the essential background and review materials they need to practice applying legal concepts to fact patterns.

Among the features that make this high-quality study guide popular with both students and instructors :

  • comprehensive coverage — the text covers intestacy, wills, and trusts, including nonprobate assets, estate administration, wealth transfer taxation (gift tax, estate tax, generation-skipping transfer tax), disability and death planning, and malpractice/professional responsibility
  • a conversational writing style that is clear, accessible, and holds students¿ interest
  • uses the Examples & Explanations format to help students learn in a step-by-step manner and also includes comprehensive questions, with a variety of issues in one fact situation, that are similar to those on law school and bar examinations
  • casebook correlation charts that make it easy to use the study guide with any of the seven most popular casebooks
  • a “learning by doing” approach that provides students with the opportunity to evaluate how well they can apply what they have just learned
  • practical suggestions throughout the text that enhance its pedagogical value and give students an appreciation of the how the concepts apply in the real world
  • samples of will and trust provisions and an extensively annotated model will
  • an overview of general nationwide rules
  • a comprehensive, student-friendly index that allows students to easily find the information they seek
  • tables for quick location of material relevant to the Uniform Probate Code, Uniform Trust Code, and Internal Revenue Code
  • updates available on author’s website : www. ProfessorBeyer. com

Fine-tuned and updated, the Fourth Edition offers :

  • materials on recent developments, including : transfer of death deeds; self-settled spendthrift trusts; Rule Against Perpetuities reform; federal gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax; Uniform Trust Code; rights of same-sex partners; Medicaid planning; physician-assisted suicide
  • revised examples that reflect the updated content
  • updated casebook correlation tables reflecting new editions of the major casebooks

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