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Wills, Trusts, and Estates

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All the great features you've come to expect in previous editions are here! Along with expertly selected cases, this superb revision delivers comprehensive coverage and a flexible organization with chapters that can be easily rearranged or omitted to fit every instructor's preferences. Written with the lively intelligence that has made this book so popular, "Wills, Trusts, ...more
Hardcover, Sixth Edition, 1111 pages
Published September 1999 by Aspen Publishers (first published 1972)
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Oct 19, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: law
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.
Jul 09, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
May 29, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jul 09, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: law
Textbook as part of my Wills, Trusts, and Estates class in Escuela de Law.
Oct 29, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
more humor than one would expect to find in a casebook - the editors do a good job to lighten this up...
Purple Wimple
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.
Robin Bucaria
I like the organization and format of this casebook.
David Camacho
Not bad for required law reading! The authors try to inject some humor and interesting notes after cases.
Nov 14, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lucid and entertaining.
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!
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.
Tim W
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.
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