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Family Law/Est Plan (FMEST)

FMEST 960 Wills, Trusts and Estates (3) This course examines the disposition of property at death by intestate succession and by will. The execution, revocation, construction, and contest of wills, as well as limits on the power to dispose of property by will, are studied. This course also examines the creation, purposes and termination of trusts, including informal trusts, and the interrelationship between trusts and wills.
Effective: Fall 2013

FMEST 962 Family Law (3) This course studies legal problems pertaining to the organization, operation, and dissolution of the family. It includes material on privacy, alternative families, marriage and annulment, child and spousal support, termination of parental rights, adoption and care of the child, divorce, alimony, property distribution at divorce, and custody of children.
Effective: Summer 2011

FMEST 963 Elder Law (2-3) This course presents a survey of the legal issues associated with aging, including introduction to national and global demographics on population aging; comparative policies on Social Security; quality of health care, including care under Medicare and Medicaid (and alternative forms of payment systems for health care and long term care); age discrimination in employment; housing for older adults, including nursing homes, assisted living and continuing care facilities; advance health care decision making; and fiduciary duties of agents and family members.
Effective: Fall 2013

FMEST 964 Estate Planning (3) Studies the concepts and techniques required to develop estate plans. Topics include the initial client interview, drafting of wills and trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, disability planning and income taxation of trusts and estates. The psychological and ethical aspects of estate planning will be covered. The course will also survey the federal gift, estate and generation skipping taxes. The course is intended to be an introduction to estate planning, valuable to both the person intending to specialize in the field and the general practitioner.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: FMEST 960, TAX 949  

FMEST 967 Family Wealth Management (2) The course will consider investment, estate planning, tax, insurance, retirement planning and asset protection issues that affect families. Students will learn about the laws that govern family wealth issues and apply their knowledge and skill in a series of problems.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: FMEST 960 ; recommended CCLAW 955 TAX 949  

FMEST 970 Probate Practice (2) This course deals primarily with the handling of estates following the decedent's death. Emphasis is thus placed on accounts and distribution, the responsibilities of estate administrators and personal representatives, inheritance tax problems and will contests. Other topics include avoidance of probate and the drafting of wills.
Effective: Fall 1998
Prerequisite: FMEST 960  

FMEST 997 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or term.
Effective: Summer 2008

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