Wills, Trusts, and Estates

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  • Abatement
  • Account
  • Acts of Independent Significance
  • Ademption
  • Adjust
  • Adoption
  • Advancement
  • Ambiguity
  • Antilapse
  • Attestation Clause
  • Attestation
  • Attested Will
  • Augmented Estate
  • Authenticity
  • Bar
  • Bifurcation
  • Capacity
  • Capital Lost Plus Interest Measure
  • Charitable Trust
  • Claflin Doctrine
  • Class Gift
  • Collateral Kindred
  • Community Property
  • Conscious Presence
  • Declaration of Trust
  • Deed of Trust
  • Degree of Relationship
  • Degree-of-Relationship System
  • Demonstrative Devise
  • Dependent Relative Revocation
  • Devise
  • Disclaim
  • Discretionary Trust
  • Disinherit
  • Distribution Function
  • Divorce
  • Drogo Order
  • Duress
  • Elective Share
  • English Per Stirpes
  • Equitable Adoption
  • Equitable Deviation Doctrine
  • Equivocation
  • Escheat
  • Exculpation
  • Execution Ceremony
  • Exoneration of Liens
  • Express Revocation
  • Fiduciary Duty
  • First-Line Collateral
  • Formality
  • Fraud
  • Functions of a Trustee
  • General Devise
  • Guardian
  • Half-Blood
  • Harmless Error
  • Heir
  • Holographic Will
  • Hotchpot
  • Identity Theory
  • Impartiality
  • Implied Revocation
  • Incorporation by Reference
  • Inheirit
  • Insane Delusion
  • Integration
  • Intent Theory
  • Intentional Disinheritance of Children
  • Inter Vivos Trust
  • Intestacy
  • Investment Function
  • Irrevocable Trust
  • Joint Will
  • Lapse
  • Latent Ambiguity
  • Line of Sight
  • Loyalty
  • Making a Will
  • Mandatory Trust
  • Marital Property Portion
  • Marriage
  • Meaning
  • Merger
  • Modern Per Stirpes
  • Modifying or Terminating a Trust
  • Natural Objects of His or Her Bounty
  • Negative Will
  • No Reformation
  • No-Contest Clause
  • No-Further-Inquiry Rule
  • No-Residue-of-a-Residue Rule
  • Nonmarital Child
  • Notarized Will
  • Nuncupative Will
  • Oral Trust
  • Parentelic System
  • Partial Intestacy
  • Partial Revocation by Physical Act
  • Patent Ambiguity
  • Per Capita at Each Generation
  • Personal Usage
  • Pet Trust
  • Physical Act Revocation
  • Plain Meaning
  • Posthumous Child
  • Posthumously Conceived Child
  • Pour-Over Will
  • Precatory Trust
  • Presence
  • Principal and Income Problem
  • Probate
  • Protective Trust
  • Prudence
  • Prudent Investor Rule
  • Purging Statute
  • Representation Calculator
  • Representation
  • Republication by Codicil
  • Res
  • Residuary Devise
  • Resulting Trust
  • Reviving a Will
  • Revocable Trust
  • Revoking a Will
  • Rule Against Perpetuities
  • Satisfaction
  • Secret Trust
  • Self-Settled Asset Protection Trust
  • Semi-Secret Trust
  • Separate Property
  • Settlor
  • Signature
  • Simultaneous Death
  • Slayer Rule
  • Specific Devise
  • Spendthrift Trust
  • Strict Compliance
  • Subscription
  • Substantial Compliance
  • Support Trust
  • Surrogate
  • Tangible Personal Property Memo
  • Testacy
  • Testamentary Trust
  • Testing
  • Total Return Measure
  • Trust
  • Undue Influence
  • Unintentional Disinheritance of Children
  • Unitrust
  • Void
  • Voluntary
  • Will
  • Words of Survivorship