Trusts and WillsTrusts and Wills is an introduction to mechanisms for dispositions of personal wealth upon death. The class considers issues of testamentary capacity, policy limitations on personal wealth transfer, testamentary document execution and interpretation along with duties owed by an attorney in the testamentary plan preparation context. Alternatives to traditional wills are considered in the form of will substitutes and the creation of testamentary and intervivos trusts along with discretionary and spendthrift trusts. Fiduciary duties of trustees are introduced. The class surveys disposition of personal wealth when the decedent fails to express his or her wishes and highlights select issues encountered in alternative family testamentary document execution.
When is this course offered? Fall and Spring semesters
|Partial list of professors who teach or have taught this course:|
|Nissenbaum, Robert||Spring 2010, Spring 2011|
|Hernandez, Tanya||Fall 2009||Download syllabus (PDF)
|Roth, Jeffrey I.||Fall 2010|
|Katz, Jill L.||Spring 2011|