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Wills, Trusts, and Estates

3.21 of 5 stars 3.21  ·  rating details  ·  89 ratings  ·  16 reviews
In preparing the Seventh Edition, the authors remained true to the features that have made Wills, Trusts, and Estates a long-time favorite of law students and law professors such as: - the late Jesse Dukeminier's unique blend of wit, erudition, insight, and playfulness - coverage of all key topics, clearly and logically organized - human-interest cases that are engaging to ...more
Hardcover, 7th Edition, 958 pages
Published April 29th 2005 by Aspen Publishers (first published January 1st 1984)
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It is a great book. In preparation of your estate documents, it is vital that you have an understanding of what you want and how you can get it.

Don't do it yourself. Paying an attorney to write the documents will cost you hundreds, maybe thousands - but you know what the cost is right now. So it is a fixed and controllable expenditure. Shop around. find an attorney who can do what you want at a fair price.

If you do it yourself, no one will find your mistakes until you are dead. Fixing the mistak
Suzanne Van Horn
Best law school textbook so far. Tons of unnecessary gossipy footnotes, which I loved. Ex. "this guy's nephew professionally de-snaked dogs." "this lady was married 4 times to 4 crazy men and blew all her money on seances." Obviously paraphrased but you get the picture. Definitely don't skip the footnotes if you have to read this book for class.
Meg Murphy
this is actually pretty good for a textbook. i enjoy the pictures and editor's footnotes about the background of the crazy people involved in the cases. it makes the cases more interesting.
Valerie Sherman
I'm with Meg on this one, this was pretty good as casebooks go. I almost fell out of my chair when I saw that it had pictures - even a full color plate of a Mark Rothko painting!
Tim W
Dec 10, 2008 Tim W added it
Apparently the Bolsheviks got rid of inheritance altogether in 1918 but had to bring it back four years later because the abolition caused too much political unrest.
Ezra Hood
Casebook for wills, trusts, and estates. Dukeminier picks interesting ones, and the topic is a necessary for every adult, eventually!

This is better read for credit.
Hate the subject matter, but am forced to admit that this is a good text for a clear and concise summation of trust and estate law.
David Camacho
Not bad for required law reading! The authors try to inject some humor and interesting notes after cases.
more humor than one would expect to find in a casebook - the editors do a good job to lighten this up...
this is how much my life sucks...this is actually my most exciting reading for the semester.
The authors chose cases and use a tone that gives the book more human interest than most law texts.
Ellen Drews
Unfortunately...this is more accurate of what I am spending my time reading these days.
Jul 09, 2007 Steven rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Textbook as part of my Wills, Trusts, and Estates class in Escuela de Law.
Robin Bucaria
I like the organization and format of this casebook.
Lucid and entertaining.
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