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Author: Caroline Sawyer; Miriam Spero
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Succession, Wills and Probate is an ideal textbook for those taking an undergraduate course in this surprisingly vibrant subject, and also provides a clear and comprehensive introduction for professionals. Against an account of the main social and political themes of succession law, the book gives detailed explanations of core topics such as alternatives to wills and the making, altering and revocation of wills. It  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sawyer, Caroline.
Succession, Wills and Probate.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Sawyer; Miriam Spero
ISBN: 9781317479697 1317479696
OCLC Number: 910446279
Notes: 6.8 Loss of capacity: beyond statutory wills.
Description: 1 online resource (431 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Outline Contents; Table of Contents; List of Figures; Preface; Table of Cases; Table of Statutes; Table of Statutory Instruments; 1 History; 1.1 Why study the history of succession law?; 1.2 Underlying issues remain the same: the old solutions may be the best ones; 1.3 Some things are gone forever; 1.4 Land and personalty; 1.5 Land; 1.6 Personalty; 1.7 Wills; 1.8 Uses; 1.9 Formalities; 1.10 Married women: dower and curtesy; 1.11 Executors; 1.12 Intestacy; 1.13 Administrators; 1.14 Lay courts. 1.15 Conflicts of laws, international and regional law and the global context1.16 Summary of Chapter 1; 1.17 Further reading; 2 Will Substitutes; 2.1 Lifetime gifts; 2.2 Formalities; 2.3 Nominations; 2.4 Life insurance; 2.5 Contracts to make a will or leave property by will; 2.6 Donationes mortis causa; 2.7 Imperfect gifts/incompletely constituted trusts; 2.8 Joint tenancies; 2.9 Secret and half-secret trusts; 2.10 Statutory succession; 2.11 Summary of Chapter 2; 2.12 Further reading; 3 Nature and Characteristics of a Will; 3.1 Meaning of 'will'; 3.2 Intention to make a will. 3.3 Conditional wills3.4 Testator may do other things by will than dispose of property; 3.5 When is a will valid?; 3.6 Provisions must be certain to be valid; 3.7 Contents of wills; 3.8 Summary of Chapter 3; 4 Capacity to Make a Will; 4.1 Need for testamentary capacity, free will and knowledge and approval; 4.2 Assessing testamentary capacity; 4.3 Testamentary and general capacity; 4.4 Supervening mental incapacity; 4.5 An alternative approach?; 4.6 The infirm client; 4.7 Judges or doctors?; 4.8 Undue influence; 4.9 Knowledge and approval. 4.10 Lack of knowledge and approval or some other issue?4.11 Mistake; 4.12 Summary of Chapter 4; 4.13 Further reading; 5 Formalities for the Execution of Wills; 5.1 Background to the current provisions as to formalities; 5.2 Current provisions as to formalities; 5.3 The formalities --
s 9 itself; 5.4 In writing; 5.5 Signed by the testator; 5.6 Signature on the testator's behalf; 5.7 Signature of the whole will; 5.8 Intention to give effect to the will by the signature; 5.9 Signature or acknowledgment in the presence of witnesses; 5.10 Acknowledgment of signature; 5.11 Presence. 5.12 Simultaneous presence of testator and each witness on that witness' signature5.13 Acknowledgment of signature by a witness; 5.14 What the witnesses need to know; 5.15 Capacity to be a witness; 5.16 Attestation clause; 5.17 Beneficiary as witness; 5.18 Date; 5.19 Doctrine of incorporation by reference; 5.20 Safekeeping a will: deposit and registration; 5.21 Summary of Chapter 5; 5.22 Further reading; 6 Special Wills; 6.1 Privileged wills; 6.2 Foreign wills; 6.3 International wills; 6.4 Joint wills; 6.5 Mutual wills; 6.6 Religious wills; 6.7 Statutory wills.

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Succession, Wills and Probate is an ideal textbook for those taking an undergraduate course in this surprisingly vibrant subject, and also provides a clear and comprehensive introduction for professionals. Against an account of the main social and political themes of succession law, the book gives detailed explanations of core topics such as alternatives to wills and the making, altering and revocation of wills. It also explains personal representatives and how they should deal with a deceased person's estate and interpret and implement the will. Gifts may fail, estates may be insolvent or a p.

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