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Have to disagree with the negative review, I found this volume to be an extremely comprehensive overview of the estate planning process, trust administration, and tax considerations. The author even includes some legal history and details regarding the development of the law. The concepts are all well explained and there are a generous number of examples to illustrate the many nuances of the law. It is unrealistic that any one volume will give a thorough and comprehensive review of every aspect of estates; the law varies a great degree by state. Almost any chapter in this book could warrant a several hundred page examination, but then we'd be here all day. That's not what this or any other book can do. What it does to extremely well, through over 650 pages, 26 chapters and numerous appendices is provide a thorough overview of the major issues involving the estate planning process that will equip the reader to have a firm grasp of the law.
My professor actually suggested this book because he uses a lot of the authors works in his class. Our text book was also by this publisher and were very similar. However, even if your text book isn't from the same company, this will definitely be helpful. Goes over a lot of different topics and is pretty thorough.