Wills and Estates
- Semester: Spring 2015
- Course ID: 489N
- Credit Hours: 4
- Grading Method: Pass/Fail Allowed (JD only)
- Upperclass-only elective
|MON, TUE, WED, THU||9:10 - 10:00 am||TNH 2.123|
|Final||May 7, 2015||1:30 pm||A-Z in 2.140
DescriptionThis is a four credit course. Wills and Estates focuses on donative transfers of property. Included are community property, intestate succession, the execution and revocation of wills, frequently recurring drafting problems, the use of trusts, fiduciary administration, future interests, the rule against perpetuities, powers of appointment, estate and gift taxation, and basic estate planning. The course emphasizes Texas law; indeed, one of the required texts includes the entire Texas Estates Code. However, the course also examines the law of many other jurisdictions, as well as numerous Uniform Acts. Prerequisites: None.
Textbooks ( * denotes required )
Cases and Materials on Gratuitous Transfers *
Ascher, Clark, McCouch & Murphy
West , edition: 6th 2013
Johanson's Texas Estates Code Annotated *
Thomson Reuters Westlaw , edition: 2015 ed.