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Good news for students and instructors in Wills, Trusts, and Estates ' the Seventh Edition of the venerable casebook created by Dukeminier and Johanson is now available. Long recognized as one of the best casebooks written for any course, Wills Trusts, and Estates, Seventh Edition, benefits from the scholarship and insight of new co-authors James Lindgren and Robert H. Sitkoff.In preparing the Seventh Edition, the authors remained true to the features that have made Wills, Trusts, and Estates a long-time favorite of law students and law professors such as:The late Jesse Dukeminier's unique blend of wit, erudition, insight, and playfulnessCoverage of all key topics, clearly and logically organizedHuman-interest cases that are engaging to read and enjoyable to teachWell-written notes, questions, and problems that enhance the cases and connect them to broader legal principlesCartoons, illustrations, and photographs that provide humor and visual commentaryComprehensive Teacher's Manual that answers every question and problem, provides commentary on cases and articles excerpted in the main text, and offers deeper analysis and contextual observations to assist in fostering lively classroom discussionScrupulously revised to maintain currency in all aspects of Wills, Trusts, and Estates law, the Seventh Edition includes:Updates reflecting the ALI's and NCCUSL's recent law reform efforts such as the Restatement (Third) of Trusts; the Uniform Trust Code (including 2004 amendments); Restatement (Third) of Property, Wills and Other Donative Transfers; and the Uniform Disclaimer of Property Interests ActImportant new case law on the inheritance rights of posthumously-conceived children; will execution formalities; reformation of wills and trusts for mistake; domestic and offshore self-settled asset protection trusts; and donor enforcement of charitable trustsEnhanced coverage of current topics of interest including the inheritance rights of same-sex partners; fiduciary administration and trust-investment law; and the continuing erosion of the Rule against PerpetuitiesUpdated tax coverage including the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001Teacher's Manual available on CD-ROM
Table of Contents
Introduction to estate planning
Intestacy : an estate plan by default
Wills : capacity and contests
Wills : formalities and forms
Nonprobate transfers and planning for incapacity
Construction of wills
Restrictions on the power of disposition : protection of the spouse and children
Trusts : creation and characteristics
Building flexibility into trusts : powers of appointment
Construction of trusts : future interests
Trust duration and the rule against perpetuities
Trust administration : the fiduciary obligation
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