Saturday, November 2, 2013
Steve R. Akers, Bernard E. Jones, and R.J. Watts, II recently published a book entitled, Wills Road Map: Practical Considerations in Will Drafting. Provided below is a description of the book from Texas Bar Books:
Wills Road Map: Practical Considerations in Will Drafting began life as the well-known seminar paper “Anatomy of a Will” from the TexasBarCLE seminar Building Blocks of Wills, Estates and Probate. Intended for both general practitioners who occasionally prepare wills for their existing clients as well as for experienced estate planning attorneys, Wills Road Map brings together legal concepts from wills, probate, and trust law to provide expert guidance in properly assembling a will.
Featuring a basic discussion of estate tax planning, with a focus on various state law issues, Wills Road Map also addresses principles that can affect the will beyond the language of the will itself. Other subjects include doctrines affecting the validity of the will and a review of the legal significance and effect of the many specific wills provisions. Helpful appendixes include a checklist and sample wills forms.
Wills Road Map: Practical Considerations in Will Drafting digital product is included with purchase and contains the entire book as a hyperlinked and word-searchable PDF file. All tables of contents, cross-references, and indexes are linked to substantive text within the file. Texas and federal case and statute citations are linked to online versions in the Casemaker Web Library.