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Wills, trusts, and estates, 3d ed.


Wills, trusts, and estates, 3d ed.

Wendel, Peter.

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business


390 pages


The Emanuel law outlines series


This study guide for law students offers an outline of the law on wills, trusts, and estates. The book begins with a correlation chart showing how the chapters of this book correlate to sections of four major legal texts. Next comes a 43-page summary overview of the material in a course on wills, trusts, and estates. Subsequent chapters address 16 areas, from intestacy and testamentary capacity, to estate and gift taxes and the rule against perpetuities. These chapters close with brief case quizzes, explained answers, and detailed exam tips. The book concludes with a section of essay exam questions and suggested answers. This third edition offers expanded coverage of the elective share doctrine of the Uniform Probate Code, analyzing the Code's harmless error approach versus the traditional strict compliance approach. There is also expanded material on the Uniform Trust Code, plus discussion of new topics such as posthumously conceived children and same-sex marriage. Wendel teaches law at Pepperdine University. Aspen Publishers is now Wolters Kluwer Law and Business.

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