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FOR YOUR NEXT CASE INVOLVING A WILL!

AUTHOR: J. BROOKE AKER

Published: 2000
(Previous Editions: 1983, 1958 as Handbook on Will Drafting in Penna.)
Most recent supplement/update: 2016-17 supplement; released July 2016; $112.00
(Current Subscriber's Price: $89.50)
ISBN: 1-887024-35-2

1 VOLUME, LOOSE-LEAF, PRICE: $149.00

Comprehensive Guide to Preparing, Changing, Defending and Contesting Wills in Pennsylvania. The Law of Wills in Pennsylvania has been designed to help you meet and continue to meet the demanding task of arranging a client's affairs, whether you have drafted relatively few wills or many. Use this resource as a handbook for everyday use in preparing wills, changing wills, defending wills against improper attack, and in exposing invalid documents.

The Law of Wills in Pennsylvania is an authoritative up-to-date reference for drafting, interpreting or contesting wills by providing a working familiarity with the tax laws, an understanding of the rules of law and the rules of interpretation which will govern the dispositions contained in the will, as well as an invaluable analysis of the words employed and common errors in draftsmanship. Finally, a generous selection of forms is included of both whole wills and separate dispositive and administrative provisions.

SUMMARY OF CONTENTS

Preface
Introduction
Index

Chapter
1. What is a Will
2. Who May Make a Will
3. Execution
4. Revocation
5. Statutory Automatic Modification
6. Non-Automatic Modification - Extraneous Circumstances
7. Common Errors in Draftsmanship
8. Who May Contest
9. Contests at Probate
10. Contests at Distribution
11. Analysis of Distributive Clauses
12. Analysis of Administrative Clauses
13. Jury Trial
14. Appeals
15. Witnesses
16. Costs
17. Declaratory Judgment
18. Discovery
19. Compromise
20. Legal Malpractice Re Wills
21. Collateral Issues
22. Forms for Will Drafting
23. Forms For Will Contesting
24. Suggested Questions For Will Contest

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