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Contemporary Trusts and Estates, Fourth Edition

  • Susan N. Gary
  • Jerome Borison
  • Naomi R. Cahn
  • Paula A. Monopoli
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The fourth edition of Contemporary Trusts and Estates gives students a clear understanding of the laws governing inheritance and end-of-life planning, including major uniform acts like the Uniform Probate Code and the Uniform Trust Code.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Coverage of the 2019 amendments to the UPC and the 2017 Uniform Parentage Act
  • Addition of new uniform acts including the Uniform Cohabitants’ Economic Remedies Act, the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act, and the Uniform Fiduciary Income and Principal Act
  • Explanation of the Uniform Electronic Wills Act and issues raised by electronic wills
  • Revisions to the material on trust protectors and directed trusts and inclusion of the Uniform Directed Trusts Act
  • A discussion of the use of “silent trusts”
  • A new section on future interests
  • Incorporation of short explanations of charitable trusts throughout the trust chapters
  • New cases added to notes and text


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