Quick Review of Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Authors: Pennell, Jeffrey N. / Newman, Alan
Edition: 6th
Copyright Date: 2019
  • Publication Date: September 16th, 2019
  • ISBN: 9781684675432
  • Subject: Trusts and Estates
  • Series: Quick Reviews
  • Type: Outlines
  • Description: This book provides an outline and analysis of Wills, Trusts, and Estates, in a convenient format both for class preparation and studying for exams. It is a clear and concise explanation of legal concepts and terms, the rationale and inter-relation of various principles, and provides hints for analysis, strategies for evaluation, and study tips. Topics covered include intestacy, will execution formalities and contest, revocation, will contracts, will substitutes, construction and interpretation, restrictions on disinheritance, trust creation and operation, fiduciary administration, powers of appointment, future interests, the Rule Against Perpetuities, and planning for incapacity. It is particularly useful in cutting through the fog of future interests, and making sense of the many ancient doctrines that befuddle students and inform modern practice. This title also includes self-testing, review questions, and detailed explanations.