Wills Trusts & Estates

An introductory course in family property law. Among the topics are: (1) the policy basis of inheritance and the changing character of intergenerational wealth transfer; (2) intestate succession; (3) the requirements for executing and revoking wills; (4) the rise of will substitutes, including joint accounts, joint tenancies, life insurance, pension accounts, and revocable trusts; (5) spousal protection and community property; and (6) the creation and termination of trusts. This course provides the background in probate and nonprobate transfers that all attorneys should have.