Fundamentals of nontax estate planning. Intestate succession and the basics of wills including mental capacity and undue influence; execution formalities; holographic wills; revocation; lapse; ademption and satisfaction; and rights of spouses and children. Also surveys other methods of estate planning, with an emphasis on trusts. Topics include trust formation, modification, and termination; revocable living trusts; spendthrift, support, and discretionary trusts; charitable trusts; powers of appointment; and powers and duties of trustees. Bar course.
Bar course. UP point eligible course. Subject to grade curve. Reading assignment for first class posted online.
Attendance is mandatory. Professor does not allow laptops. Professor does not allow recording of the class.