Hower, Dennis, Wills, Trusts, and Estate Administration , Thomson Delmar Learning, Seventh Edition.
This is the textbook being used.
Must cite after each answer. Due 2/12/17 6 pm
- Although states vary in whether or not holographic wills are recognized as valid, what are some of the requirements or characteristics states generally examine if such wills are considered? (DEFINE A HOLOGRAPHIC WILL FIRST, THEN ANSWER THE QUESTION).
- Explain the process of abatement and how it effects the distribution of legacies and devises according to the testator’s will.
- Explain the term “per stirpes” and how it differs from “per capita” distribution in intestate succession and give an example of each.
- Explain the inheritance rights of a surviving spouse.(I DO NOT WANT A DISCUSSION OF INTESTATE LAW AS WE DID IN THE DISCUSSION FORUM; RATHER, A DISCUSSION OF WHAT IS IN THE LECTURE AND READING–THINK CLASS, WHAT RECOURSE DOES A SURVIVING SPOUSE HAVE WHEN HIS/HER SPOUSE DIES AND THERE IS A WILL AND SPOUSE NOT HAPPY WITH THE PROVISIONS?)