Release on 2014-10-30 | by Jesse Dukeminier,Robert H. Sitkoff
Author: Jesse Dukeminier,Robert H. Sitkoff
Pubpsher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Wills, Trusts, and Estates retains the late Jesse Dukeminier's unique blend of wit, erudition, insight, and playfulness while covering all the key topics in a logical, clear organization. Interesting cases--not only fun to read, but fun to teach as well--are enhanced and connected to broader legal principles by well-written notes, questions, and problems. The Ninth Edition introduces a completely new, two-color design for a clearer presentation of core material and didactic imagery. Shaded box "sidebars" insert context, background, and real-life examples throughout the text. Improved organization consolidates the material into blocks that follow an orderly and logical progression. An introductory chapter on trusts appears before nonprobate transfers, providing much-needed context for revocable trusts as will substitutes. Reorganization enhances the revised material on nonprobate transfers and trust administration, creditor's rights, trust modification, probate transfers, spousal and children's shares, and trusts. The Ninth Edition features the latest developments in statutes, law reform projects, scholarly writing, and cases, such as those on revocable trusts and harmless error in will execution. Relevant uniform law activity is discussed, including the new Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act, and attention is paid to the finalization of the new Restatements on Property and Trusts. Updates to the social science work on inheritance and intestacy are presented. Attention is paid to developments affecting inheritance among same-sex partners. Features: retains the late Jesse Dukeminier's unique blend of wit, erudition, insight, and playfulness covers all the key topics in a logical, clear organization interesting cases that are not only fun to read, but fun to teach as well cases enhanced and connected to broader legal principles by well-written notes, questions, and problems Thoroughly updated, the revised Ninth Edition presents: a completely new, two-color design two colors make a clearer presentation of core material and didactic imagery shaded box "sidebars" insert context, background, and real-life examples improved organization consolidates the material on wills, trusts, and nonprobate transfers into blocks that follow an orderly and logical progression an introductory chapter on trusts appears before nonprobate transfers, providing much-needed context for revocable trusts as will substitutes thorough revision and reorganization of the material on nonprobate transfers and trust administration, creditor's rights, and trust modification revision and reorganization of chapters on probate transfers, spousal and children's shares, and trusts the latest developments in cases, statutes, law reform projects, and scholarly writing new developments in cases, such as revocable trusts and harmless error in will execution relevant coverage of uniform law activity, including the new Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act finalization of the new Restatements on Property and Trusts.
Release on 2017-06-05 | by Robert H. Sitkoff,Jesse Dukeminier
Author: Robert H. Sitkoff,Jesse Dukeminier
Pubpsher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Hailed as one of the best casebooks in legal education, the text combines interesting cases, thoughtful analysis, notes, images, and a clear organization for an excellent teaching tool. Retaining the late Jesse Dukeminier’s blend of wit, erudition, and playfulness, the Tenth Edition uses cartoons, illustrations, case documents, and photographs to provide visual commentary that augments the wide-ranging cases and other readings. Sidebars on relevant but unique persons, places, and events provide thought-provoking and fascinating context. This casebook is not only fun to read, but fun for professors to teach. New to the Tenth Edition: All new section on electronic or digital wills and the emerging case law that has begun to accept them All new section on trust decanting, now recognized in 25 states, with attention to the breadth of statutory and case law treatments of decanting Reworked coverage of same-sex marriage in light of Obergefell v. Hodges and refreshed treatment of inheritance rights for cohabiting unmarried partners Updated and expanded coverage of wealth and income inequality Refreshed treatment, with updated case law, on undue influence Attention to new case law and statutory developments in will execution and reformation of wills for mistake Revised and clarified coverage of revocable trusts and other nonprobate transfers and the difficult relationship of state wealth transfer law with federal pension law Updated treatment of trust fiduciary law, including new case law and statutory developments on directed trusts, waiver of fiduciary duties, and trust investment law Revised treatment of creditor rights to beneficial interests in trust, with attention to choice-of-law rules and growing statutory recognition of self-settled asset protection trusts
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