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Teaching Materials on Estate Planning
A casebook comprehensively reviewing the estate planning process.
Estate Planning for Pets
Courts and legislatures are recently more favorably approaching gifts to pets, and there is a higher probability of having courts apply a variety of techniques and policies to recognize these gifts. The author discusses ...
Manipulating the Conduct of Beneficiaries With Conditional Gifts
This article explores conditional gifts and focuses on how to increase the likelihood that the court will enforce the conditions. The author discusses forces acting against conditional gifts, the types of conditions which ...
Drafting in Contemplation of Will Contests
The article discusses various reasons why an attorney should anticipate a will contest and what steps an attorney can take while drafting a will to lessen the likelihood of a will contest. Suggestions and steps are given ...
Drafting Wills for Foreign-Domiciled Clients
Nonresidents often have good reasons for needing or wanting a will in the United States, especially if they own property locally. This article discusses how to create a will for a United States nonresident and how to avoid ...
Estate Planning for Pet Owners
An article discussing the estate planning options available to pet owners for the care of their pets. An emphasis is placed on pet trusts with a discussion of the history, basics, and details of pet trusts. Other planning ...
A Guide to Fiduciary Selection
This article discusses the threshold legal criteria for Texas executors, trustees, and agents, their desirable qualities and characteristics, the potential benefits and disadvantages between using individual versus corporate ...
Updated Primer on Lady Bird Deeds
This article discusses why one would use a Lady Bird deed (enhanced life estate deeds) and what other alternatives exist. Concerns surrounding the use of Lady Bird deeds are also addressed.
How to Conduct an Illinois Will Execution
This article provides steps to conduct a proper Illinois will execution ceremony that will protect against later contests and disputes.
Your Trust-Worthy Pet
This article gives background and guidance on how to be a pet-friendly estate planner. The author also gives thirteen key points to consider before deciding to choose a traditional pet trust.