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258 sec. 1 - Estates and Trusts (Spring 2014)

Instructor: Eric P. Rakowski  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: MW 2:10-3:25
Meeting Location: 132

Course Start: January 06, 2014
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49781


This course covers the distribution of a decedent’s property if somebody dies without a will, the drafting and administration of wills, limits on a person’s power to determine what happens to her property when she dies, and the use of trusts and other nonprobate devices to create and control future interests or the passage of property at death. The course emphasizes California law and will prepare students for the California bar exam, though it also considers the rules of non-community property states, such as New York. The course introduces federal gift and estate taxes and the taxation of trusts in a general way, but it is no substitute for a specialized course in estate planning. No previous course work in tax is needed.

Exam Notes: F
Course Category: Tax, Estates, and Trusts
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
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  • California Probate Code
    none
    Edition: 2014 Desktop Edition
    Publisher: West
    ISBN: 9780314652690
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $54.00
    Price Source: user provided
  • Wills, Trusts, and Estates
    Dukeminier & Sitkoff
    Edition: 9th, 2013
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer (Aspen)
    ISBN: 9781454824572
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 225.00
    Price Source: user provided

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