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258 sec. 1 - Estates & Trusts (Spring 2012)

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 09, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49808

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

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Required Books are in blue

  • California Probate Code 2012 Desktop Edition
    Edition: 2012
    Publisher: West
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined
  • Wills Trusts & Estates 8e
    Publisher: Aspen Publishers
    ISBN: 9780735579965
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 124
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