LAW 114 Estates and Trusts

3 credits, Fall

Introduces students to the laws governing wills and estates. Topics covered include will drafting, inheritance through testacy and intestacy, the role of personal representatives in estate administration, formal and informal probate procedures, and tax ramifications of estate planning. The course also provides an overview of techniques for gathering facts, listing assets, and drafting probate documents and reports. Students will also gain first-hand knowledge of preparing wills and applying probate procedures in opening and closing an estate. Legal specialty course (LSC)

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in LAW 102 and ENG 151 (may be taken concurrently)