Using practical, self-contained chapters, this text provides an overview of wills, trusts, and estates and can easily support a variety of programs and audiences. Designed with flexibility in mind, it captures the complexities of the field, while maintaining a clear tone that is accessible and concise. Throughout the text, core concepts are reinforced by illustrations, charts, tables, and cases. This edition features updated case materials and statutes, updated statistics, more review questions and projects, summarized appellate court cases and earlier coverage of non-traditional families.
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Interesting and accessible to those just beginning their study of law as well as veterans to the field, this clearly written guide helps readers learn the law as it concerns wills, trusts, and estates, and gives them a practical background that will assist them in the real world. KEY FEATURES: Presents concepts in a concise manner, using language that is easy-to-understand without being boring or pedantic. Thoroughly examines such areas as property, will preparation and drafting, specialized trusts, tax considerations in estate administration, and more. Offers clear chapter outlines, review questions, and succinct chapter summaries; contains numerous illustrations, charts, tables, forms, models and terminology to help clarify core concepts; and suggests a variety of interesting projects. Contains complete and unabridged appellate court cases to help readers learn the important task of properly reading and briefing cases throughout their career. Includes appendices on important cases concerning the right to die; selected wills of famous people; and internal revenue forms. For paralegals, legal assistants, court reporters, and professionals in business, accounting, and finance.About the Author:
Suzan D. Herskowitz was raised in The Bronx, New York. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Tech University School of Law. Ms. Herskowitz is in private practice focusing on estate planning, elder law, probate, business and tax planning, real estate and land entitlement.
In addition to Wills, Trusts and Estates, she has written books for the public on wills, child support and legal research.
Ms. Herskowitz has been featured on radio and television. She has also been profiled in The Palm Beach Post and The Stuart ( Florida ) News. She was also featured in articles in Investor's Business Daily and The Miami Herald.
Ms. Herskowitz is licensed to practice law in Texas, Florida, West Virginia and Virginia.
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