Trusts and Estates

Section 1, Fall 15

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 65/80
Credits: 3

Course Description

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.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any):
Description: None

Final Type (if any):
Description:

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work
Flex examination at end of the semester.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Property Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With:
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the 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.

General Information

Schedule No.
115819817
Law No.
LAW8018
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Family Law
Public Syllabus Link: None
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