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. Three lecture hours per week. Fall



  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.





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