Law of Wills in Pennsylvania-Print Version
FOR YOUR NEXT CASE INVOLVING A WILL!
AUTHOR: J. BROOKE AKER
2021 Supplement Author:THOMAS BOULDEN
1 Volume, Loose-leaf
(Previous Editions: 1983, 1958 as Handbook on Will Drafting in Penna.)
Most recent supplement/update: 2021 supplement; released Jan. 2021; $129.00
ALSO AVAILABLE IN CD-ROM VERSION 1-887024-35-2CD
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
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