Texas Estate Planning

Covers planning, drafting, and interpretation of Texas wills, testamentary trusts, revocable inter vivos trusts, irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, and more.

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Texas Estate Planning contains the most comprehensive estate planning information available in one reference, at an affordable price

With Texas Estate Planning at your side, preparing wills, trusts and durable powers of attorney has never been easier. This must-have guide explains current federal and state statutory and case law. Hundreds of forms, together with explanations of how best to apply them, will assist you in preparing client wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney and more. From writing a simple will to preparing a complicated trust document, Texas Estate Planning clarifies statutes and outlines court opinions in an easy-to-understand, quick-to-reference manner.

Texas Estate Planning includes comprehensive coverage of wills, trusts and durable powers of attorney. It guides you through the basics of selecting the appropriate estate planning device and tax considerations, and provides detailed information such as requirements for a valid will and organization of the document. Trust planning, terms, types, funding and implementation are thoroughly explained.

This all-encompassing guide is ideal for Texas general practice, estate planning and probate attorneys, as it contains the most current federal and state statutory and case law. Attorneys with little or no estate planning experience will manage client needs with ease and even the most experienced estate planning expert will save countless hours by using Texas Estate Planning for clarification and reference.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Selecting Appropriate Estate Planning Devices
Chapter 2 Overview of Transfer Tax System
Chapter 3 The Marital Deduction
Chapter 4 Office Procedures
Chapters 5–9 [Reserved]
Chapter 10 Requirements for Valid Will
Chapter 11 Organization of Wills
Chapter 12 Devises in General
Chapter 13 Charitable Devises
Chapter 14 Devises
Chapter 15 Executors
Chapter 16 Guardianships
Chapters 17–29 [Reserved]
A. Planning and Terms
Chapter 30 Trust Planning
Chapter 31 Trust Taxation and Tax Planning
Chapter 32 Requirements for Valid Trust
Chapter 33 Organization of Trust Instruments
Chapter 34 Trust Distributions
Chapter 35 Trustees
Chapters 36–39 [Reserved]
B. Specific Types of Trusts
Chapter 40 Testamentary Trusts
Chapter 41 Marital Deduction Trusts
Chapter 42 Revocable Inter Vivos Trusts

B. Specific Types of Trusts (Continued)
Chapter 43 Generation-Skipping Transfers and Trust Strategies
Chapter 44 Irrevocable Inter Vivos Trusts
Chapter 45 Charitable Remainder Trusts
Chapter 46 Charitable Lead Trusts
Chapter 47 Life Insurance and Life Insurance Trusts
Chapters 48–59 [Reserved]
C. Funding and Implementation
Chapter 60 Trust Property
Chapter 61 Implementing Revocable Inter Vivos Trust
Chapters 62–69 [Reserved]
Chapter 70 Powers of Attorney for Property Management and Health Care
Chapters 71–99 [Reserved]
Chapter 100 Complete Wills
Chapters 101–119 [Reserved]
Chapter 120 Will Clauses
Chapters 121–149 [Reserved]
Chapter 150 Complete Trusts
Chapters 151–169 [Reserved]
Chapter 170 Trust Clauses
Chapters 171–189 [Reserved]
Chapter 190 Partition and Exchange Agreements
Chapters 191–199 [Reserved]
Chapter 200 Complete Power of Attorney Forms
Table of Statutes