Wills, Trusts, and Estates

  • ISBN-13: 9780735579965
  • Author: ["Jesse Dukeminier", "Robert H. Sitkoff", "Mr. James Lindgren"]
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers
  • Publication date: 2009-08-05
  • Edition: 8
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 1072
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<p> Retaining the late <b>Jesse Dukeminier's</b> signature blend of wit, erudition, insight, and playfulness, <b>Wills, Trusts, and Estates</b>, now in its <b>Eighth Edition</b>, continues to offer interesting cases, well written notes, and a logical organization. </p> <p> The <b>Eight Edition's new Companion Website</b>, available with adoptions, includes an electronic version of the Teacher's Manual, PowerPoint slides on selected topics, and author updates. </p> <p> <b>A stellar example of a great casebook, Wills, Trusts, and Estates features:</b> </p> <ul> <li> <b>eminently clear presentation of topics </b> </li> <li> <b>comprehensive substantive coverage </b> </li> <li> <b>inspired case selection </b> </li> <li> <b>engaging notes, questions, and problems</b> that connect and highlight legal themes and principles </li> <li> <b>humorous and illustrative cartoons, art, photographs, and other images </b> </li> <li> <b>a detailed Teacher's Manual</b> that answers every question and problem posed in the casebook and includes comments on material cited in the text, analyses, comments, syllabus notes, and teaching suggestions </li> </ul> <p> <b>With many new and revised notes, questions, and problems, the carefully updated Eighth Edition explores:</b> </p> <ul> <li> New developments in law reform by the <b>ALI</b> and <b>NCCUSL</b>, such as: <ul> <li> the <b>2008 Amendments</b> to the<b> Uniform Probate Code</b>, including validation of <b>notarized wills, reformation</b> of wills for mistake, and a reworking of the <b>spousal share </b> </li> <li> <b>the Uniform Power of Attorney Act </b> </li> <li> <b>further progress in the Restatement (Third) of Trusts and Restatement (Third) of Property</b> </li> </ul> </li> <li> Ongoing developments in the law, in such areas as: <ul> <li> <b>inheritance rights for same-sex partners </b> </li> <li> <b>the posthumous right of publicity </b> </li> <li> <b>the power of an agent </b>to alter an incompetent principal's estate plan </li> <li> liberalized rules of <b>trust modification and termination</b>, and of <b> trustee removal</b> </li> <li> <b>standing for donors in suits against the trustees of charitable trusts </b> </li> <li> <b>perpetual trusts </b>and <b>self-settled asset protection trusts</b> </li> </ul> </li> <li> Increasingly important topics such as: <ul> <li> <b>the movement to cure will execution defects and reform mistakes in wills </b> </li> <li> <b>fiduciary administration and trust investment law </b> </li> <li> <b>will contests</b>, particularly the law of capacity and insane delusion </li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p> Co-authors <b>Robert Sitkoff </b>and <b>James Lindgren</b> took great care to preserve the voice and spirit of Jesse Dukeminier, while fulfilling the trust and expectation among users for timely and relevant coverage, cases, and note material. </p> <p> </p> <p> *Teacher's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Aspen Publishers at 800-950-5259 or legaledu@wolterskluwer.com. </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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