Trusts, Wills & Basic Estate Planning

LAW JD 871

This course explores the basic law surrounding the disposition of property at death: (1) overview of the estate planning process and the policy considerations regarding inheritance law; (2) the process by which property is distributed in the absence of a will (intestacy); (3) the law of wills, examining challenges to a will, formal requirements for the execution of a valid will, revocation, and construction; (4) will substitutes and planning for incapacity; (5) the law of trusts, including revocable and pour-over trusts, and creditor and beneficiary rights; (6) brief coverage of powers of appointment, perpetuities, spendthrift, and charitable trusts. This course does not address in detail tax-motivated estate planning.

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Seipp LAW 212 TR 2:10 pm-4:10 pm Stamped Approval

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Racki LAW 103 MW 4:20 pm-6:20 pm Stamped Approval
Class Closed

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