This session defines the terms associated with the individuals and proceedings involved in the law of succession. The law explains how and to whom a decedent’s property is distributed whether a person dies with or without a will. This acquired knowledge and the guidance of your supervising attorney will prepare you to perform your future tasks of drafting preliminary wills, trusts, and the numerous forms required for estate administration. Two sets of terminology, orthodox (traditional) and the Uniform Probate Code, used in the practice of law and by legal writers are identified, defined, and discussed.
First to be discussed are terms related to testacy—death with a will. Next, terms that relate to death without a will—intestacy—are discussed, and the use of intestate terminology is also illustrated. The session concludes with a list of the advantages and disadvantages of wills.
The following topics will be covered in this short information packed session:
Date: February 8, 2017
Time: 10:00am to 10:15am PST
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