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Contents

Wills, Trusts, and Estates 8E

1. Introduction
2. Intestacy: An Estate Plan by Default
3. Wills: Capacity and Contests
4. Wills: Formalities and Forms
5. Construction of Wills
6. Nonprobate Transfers and Planning for Incapacity
7. Restrictions on the Power of Disposition: Protection of the Spouse and Children
8. Trusts: Introduction and Creation
9. Rights to Distributions from the Trust Fund
10. Trust Administration: The Fiduciary Obligation
11. Charitable Trusts
12. Powers of Appointment: Building Flexibility into Trusts
13. Construction of Trusts: Future Interests
14. The Rule Against Perpetuities and Trust Duration
15. Wealth Transfer Taxation*

Table of Cases
Author Index
Index

  * Chapter 15 was revised for the eighth edition principally by Stephanie J. Willbanks, Professor of Law at Vermont Law School