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Administration of Wills, Trusts, and Estates 5th Edition

Gordon Brown, Scott Myers

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  • Previous Editions 2009, 2003, 1997
  • 624 Pages
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ADMINISTRATION OF WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES, 5th edition employs a reader-friendly writing style that walks students through the legal maze of wills, trusts and estates. To this end, the authors provide multiple learning tools such as celebrity wills, marginal key term definitions, extensive review materials, and visual illustrations. Plus, the Fifth Edition is national in scope while going in-depth on a state-by-state basis as well, making it applicable for every legal student. And with an abundance of case studies included in the text, students can see how legal issues are applied in real world settings. ADMINISTRATION OF WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES, 5th edition has all the components legal students need to master the content quickly and effectively.

Gordon Brown, North Shore Community College

Gordon Brown was a Professor of Paralegal Studies at North Shore Community College in Danvers, Massachusetts and is now retired.

Scott Myers, Marist College

Scott Myers has a J.D. from Rutgers Law School and an M.A. from Rutgers Graduate School. He has been the Director of Paralegal Studies at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. for the past 22 years, administering the program while teaching a variety of courses, including Wills, Trusts, and Estates, Introduction to Law, Legal Research and Writing, and Business Law. The program earned American Bar Association approval in 1988, and has maintained this approval since that date. Scott Myers is also a sole practitioner of law, with his current practice limited to wills and estate planning.
  • Expanded case studies enable faculty to review the material being used by the courts.
  • Added content on same-sex marriage.
  • Updated material on Estate and Gift Tax Law.
  • Additional ethics materials offer fodder for analysis in each chapter.
  • NEW Paralegal CourseMate with additional learning tools and an interactive eBook.
  • "A Day at the Office" features enable students to review real world scenarios.
  • Graphs, charts and forms provide an extensive visual learning experience.
  • Robust end-of-chapter materials reinforce and expand chapter content.
  • Celebrity wills and estates engage student interest in complex topics.
1. Where There's a Will.
2. Estate Planning.
3. A Bundle of Rights.
4. Intestate Succession.
5. The Last Will and Testament.
6. Structure of a Model Will.
7. Family Protection, Lapses, and Ademption.
8. Trusts.
9. Specialized Trusts.
10. Probate Courts and Uniform Laws.
11. The Personal Representative.
12. Probating a Will and Administering an Estate.
13. Estate Taxes.
14. Final Choices.
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