Wills and Trusts

Class Information Spring 2020

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Patricia A. Cain

Professor of Law

Wills and Trusts

Course Description:

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.

Class Notes:

Bar course. UP point eligible course. Subject to grade curve. Reading assignment for first class posted online.