Trusts and Estates
Section 1, Spring 23
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The course will cover intestate succession (when a decedent dies without a will); requirements for the execution, revocation, republication and revival of wills and codicils; probate procedure and grounds for will contests; requisites for the creation and termination of private trusts; inter vivos transactions that serve as will substitutes and that relate to testamentary dispositions, including contracts to make wills; planning for incapacity; and problems in the interpretation of wills, including the effect of change on testamentary dispositions. Relevant tax aspects are considered interstitially, but the course is not a substitute for courses in Estate and Gift Tax or the Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates.
Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.
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Prerequisites: (Property (6006)) Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No
*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.
**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.
Cross Listed: No
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Concentrations: Family Law
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM