PLS 241 : Wills, Estates, and Trusts
This course provides a theoretical and practical understanding of the laws of inheritance and estate planning. Students prepare a basic will and trust document and learn the procedure for probate. Estate planning, the role of the probate courts, and basic inheritance issues are explored and discussed. Pre or co-requisite: PLS 100. Three lecture hours per week.
1. Fill out will planners. 2. Fill out probate and administration petitions and all affiliated documents. 3. Draft a will and revocable living trust. 4. Explain what measures a client can take to avoid estate taxes with proper estate planning. 5. File documents with the appropriate court and maintain oversight until final disposition.