656 - Wills, Trusts, & Estates
Professor: Bruce S. Johnson
Semester: 2009 Winter
Second Writing? No
Professional Responsibility? No
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. In addition, it will give students sufficient knowledge so that they will be able to prepare wills for clients in uncomplicated situations.
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