Introduction to Estate Planning in a Nutshell

Author: Robert J. Lynn

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: 9780314008091

Category: Estate planning

Page: 352

View: 9502


The Estate and Estate Planning; Transfer of Property at Death by Will and Under Intestate Law; Survivorship Interests; Community Property; "Simple" Wills; Insurance; The Estate Arising From Status: Social Security; "Private" Pensions; Workers' Compensation; Veterans' Benefits; Trusts: An Introduction; Future Interests: An Introduction; Using Private Express Trusts; Charitable Trusts; The Rule in Shelley's Case; Doctrine of Worthier Title; Rule Against Perpetuities; Rule Against Accumulations; Some Aspects of Fiduciary Administration; Federal Estate and Gift Taxes.

Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Legal Assistants

Author: Gerry W. Beyer,John K. Hanft

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 1543813089

Category: Law

Page: 592

View: 6882


Using an effective “learn by doing” approach, Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Legal Assistants emphasizes examples and applications, and includes hundreds of real life situations with detailed explanations. Students understand what the rules of law mean and how they apply in a real world context. The complete topic coverage introduces wills and trusts, intestate succession, estate administration, nonprobate transfers, and other estate planning issues such as taxes and malpractice. A balanced, experienced author team skillfully blends theory with practice and extensive pedagogy reinforces the text, with marginal terms and a glossary, ethical points, checklists, practice tips, and sample forms. The instructor's manual provides a summary of chapters, a model course outline, exam questions, assignment ideas, exercises, and a research guide for wills, trusts, and estates. New to the Sixth Edition: The impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on federal income, gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer taxes Rights and liabilities of same-sex spouses Electronic wills and access to a decedent’s digital assets Techniques for demonstrating testamentary capacity Directed trusts and trusts authorizing trustees to consider environmental, social, and governance factors in making investment decisions Modifying the terms of an irrevocable trust by “decanting” Professors and students will benefit from: lively, lucid, and conversational style grabs and holds students’ interest learning-by-doing approach gives students a concrete grasp of abstract concepts Practice Tips guide students through the critical process of preparing and managing files flexible structure allows professors to follow the presentation of concepts in the book or organize the chapters to fit their syllabus

Examples & Explanations for Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Author: Gerry W. Beyer

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 154380893X

Category: Law

Page: 784

View: 1350


A favorite classroom prep tool of successful students that is often recommended by professors, the Examples & Explanations (E&E) series provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures. Each E&E offers hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics in your courses and compare your own analysis. Here’s why you need an E&E to help you study throughout the semester: Clear explanations of each class topic, in a conversational, funny style. Features hypotheticals similar to those presented in class, with corresponding analysis so you can use them during the semester to test your understanding, and again at exam time to help you review. It offers coverage that works with ALL the major casebooks, and suits any class on a given topic. The Examples & Explanations series has been ranked the most popular study aid among law students because it is equally as helpful from the first day of class through the final exam.

Estate Planning After the New Tax Law

Author: Robert F. Klueger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465361235

Category: Law

Page: 146

View: 7418


On December 20, 2010, Congress enacted the most sweeping changes in the estate tax law in 29 years. People who have already begun (or though they had completed) their estate planning now need to review their estate plans in order to determine if their plans still help them. For people who have not begun the estate planning process, there is no better time to start. Estate Planning After The New Tax Law covers the basics and all of the complexities of estate planning. Using practical examples drawn from real life, the book examines the fundamentals of avoiding the probate of a decedents estate and reduction of estate taxes, starting with the basic tool, the living trust. The book avoids jargon and legalese, but does not skimp on the intricacies of estate planning law and practice.

Entertainment Law in a Nutshell

Author: Sherri Burr

Publisher: West Group


Category: Law

Page: 348

View: 9062


A basic but comprehensive survey of entertainment law, this Nutshell gives a big picture overview of the intellectual property, contract, publicity, estate planning, and First Amendment issues that contribute to the field. Professor Burr also addresses specific legal issues that arise in the film, music, and television industries, including discussion of the rise of reality television. This Nutshell can be assigned as a secondary text to accompany any entertainment law casebook, as the primary text for a seminar, or as background information for someone requiring an overview.

Self-Directed IRA in a Nutshell

Author: Adam Bergman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537045597

Category: Finance, Personal

Page: 176

View: 1628


Did you know that IRA funds can be invested in real estate and much more without tax or penalty? Your financial advisor may not be informing you of all the investment options at your disposal. Unfortunately, you are not alone. However, luckily, it is easier than it seems. In this new introduction to the self-directed IRA, tax attorney Adam Bergman, Esq., gives readers the foundation to begin their journey toward unlocking a world of investment opportunities through the self-directed IRA. The simple building blocks he provides will help readers navigate the world of self-directed IRA investment options and make informed decisions about their retirement. Bergman breaks down the basics of the IRA and Roth IRA, defines tax deferrals, outlines contribution limits, explains distributions, shows the benefits of a self-directed IRA, describes prohibited transactions, and introduces investment opportunities-many of which you may not be aware of. It's never too early to start planning for your future. Self-Directed IRA in a Nutshell provides the perfect introduction into the heady world of self-directed retirement tax planning and provides the basic building blocks for understanding how potentially the self-directed IRA can help build your retirement nest egg. Become the financial expert in your own life with the help of Bergman and his informative, easy-to-understand guide.

Land Use in a Nutshell

Author: John R. Nolon,Patricia E. Salkin

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314163714

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 410

View: 2267


It reviews the common-law controls that were the underpinnings of modern land use regulations, and private law devices--such as covenants and restrictions--that continue to work together with government regulation to limit the use of private property. The Nutshell clearly explains the legal aspects of land planning and regulation, project review processes, and innovative and flexible regulatory devices. Subdivision and site plan regulation, local environment law, discrimination in zoning, regulatory takings and inverse condemnation, and community development practices are all explored. In addition, the book discusses the law of smart growth, and addresses current trends in land use law including the siting of renewable energy facilities. An appendix of internet-based resources is also provided. Law students will find that this Nutshell covers the key cases in all land use law textbooks, and seasoned practitioners and planners will find the organization and approach to dozens of subjec

Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture VI

6th IFIP TC WG 5.14 International Conference, CCTA 2012, Zhangjiajie, China, October 19-21, 2012, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Daoliang Li,Yingyi Chen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642361374

Category: Computers

Page: 487

View: 1987


The two-volume set IFIP AICT 392 and 393 constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 6th IFIP TC 5, SIG 5.1 International Conference on Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture, CCTA 2012, held in Zhangjiajie, China, in October 2012. The 108 revised papers presented were carefully selected from numerous submissions. They cover a wide range of interesting theories and applications of information technology in agriculture, including Internet of things and cloud computing; simulation models and decision-support systems for agricultural production; smart sensor, monitoring, and control technology; traceability and e-commerce technology; computer vision, computer graphics, and virtual reality; the application of information and communication technology in agriculture; and universal information service technology and service systems development in rural areas. The 55 papers included in the second volume focus on GIS, GPS, RS, and Precision Farming.