Pritchard on the Law of Wills and Administration of Estates

Authoritative and indispensable estates reference relied on by Tennessee attorneys cited with approval by Tennessee judges.
Publisher: Matthew Bender
Print Book :3 volumes, supplemented annually in pocketparts
7th Edition
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First written in 1894 by Robert Pritchard as A Treatise on the Law of Wills and Administration of Estates, this authoritative reference has become indispensable to the Tennessee bench and bar. Revised in a Second Edition in 1928, a Third Edition in 1955, and now in its seventh edition, Pritchard on the Law of Wills and Administration of Estates continues its tradition of excellence. Tennessee attorneys depend on it and judges cite it with approval. Topics include:

 •  Testamentary Capacity and Power
 •  Execution and Revocation of Wills
 •  Probate of Wills
 •  Construction of Wills; Legacies and Gifts
 •  The Appointment and Qualification of Executors and Administrators
 •  Assets and the Inventory
 •  Rights, Powers, Duties, and Liabilities of Executors and Administrators
 •  Payments, Distributions and Settlements
 •  Subjecting Real Assets And Administering Insolvent Estates
 •  Simultaneous Death; Property Of Absentees; Taxes
 •  Will Forms
 •  Probate Forms
 •  and much more!

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Table of Contents

Volume 1



Introduction



Title I Testamentary Capacity and Power


Chapter 1 Personal Disabilities of Testators

Chapter 2 Restraints on the Testamentary Power


Title II Execution and Revocation of Wills


Chapter 3 Manner of Executing Wills

Chapter 4 Manner of Revoking Wills



Title III Probate of Wills


Chapter 5 Uncontested Probates

Chapter 6 Contested Probates


Title IV Construction of Wills; Legacies and Gifts


Chapter 7 Construction of Wills

Chapter 8 Legacies and Gifts Mortis Causa


Volume 2


Title I The Appointment and Qualification of Executors and Administrators


Chapter 9 Status of Estate, and Rights and Liabilities Arising, Without Administration

Chapter 10 Appointment of Executors, and Acceptance or Refusal of the Office

Chapter 11 Appointment of Administrators

Chapter 12 Qualification, Letters and Bonds of Personal Representatives

Chapter 13 Revocation, Removal, Resignation and New Appointment; Transfer of Administration to New County



Title II Assets and the Inventory


Chapter 14 Assets of an Estate

Chapter 15 Inventory and Notification



Title III Rights, Powers, Duties, and Liabilities of Executors and Administrators


Chapter 16 Estate of the Personal Representative in the Assets of the Decedent and Remedies for Him

Chapter 17 Managing and Disposing of the Assets

Chapter 18 Liability of Executors and Administrators



Title IV Payments, Distributions and Settlements


Chapter 19 Debts and Claims Against the Estate

Chapter 20 Legacies and Distributive Shares

Chapter 21 Accounts and Settlements of Executors and Administrators



Title V Subjecting Real Assets And Administering
Insolvent Estates


Chapter 22 Statutory Sales Of Real Estate For
Payment Of Debts

Chapter 23 Administration Of Insolvent Estates



Title VI Simultaneous Death; Property Of Absentees; Taxes


Chapter 24 Simultaneous Death

Chapter 25 Estates Of Absentees

Chapter 26 Small Estates

Chapter 27 The Tennessee Inheritance Tax

Chapter 28 The Tennessee Gift Tax


Volume 3


Title I Will Forms


Chapter 29 Complete Forms Ofwills

Chapter 30 Will Clauses


Title II Probate Forms


Chapter 31 Probate

Chapter 32 Letters Testamentary and of Administration

Chapter 33 Claims Against Estate

Chapter 34 Entitlements of Surviving Spouse

Chapter 35 Contests

Chapter 36 Action to Construe Will

Chapter 37 Action to Establish Lost Will

Chapter 38 Disposition of Personalty

Chapter 39 Miscellaneous Probate Matters

Chapter 40 Sale of Land for Debts

Chapter 41 Distributions, Accounts, and Settlements

Chapter 42 Administration in Chancery Court

Chapter 43 Charts



Parallel References

Table of Cases

Table of Statutes

Index