Wills, Trusts and Estates for the D.C. Area Practitioner

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Wills, Trusts and Estates for the D.C. Area Practitioner is a one-volume practice guide with expert analysis and nearly every form an attorney needs for probate law, estate planning and administration in Washington D.C., Maryland or Virginia. This treatise includes a wide variety of clauses that are basic forms for a will and collateral disposition and management matters. The clauses are divided by category and are followed by extensive commentary and detailed annotations with the specific characteristics of the local law on that subject. Subscription includes Forms on Disk. The forms include:

• a will preparation checklist and client interview sheet

• living wills for the District of Columbia and Maryland

• health care power of attorney forms for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia

• timetables for estate administration in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia

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Publisher
LexisNexis
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Published on
Nov 16, 2018
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Pages
1086
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ISBN
9781579112912
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Language
English
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Genres
Law / Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
Law / Estates & Trusts
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