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Spring 2013
5297 Administration of Estates and Guardianship - AKERS- 38650
added 9-17-12

Professor(s): Judge Georgia Akers (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Real Property, Trusts and Estates 

Time: 5:30p-7:30p  WLocation: 215  TU2

Course Outline: Administration of Estates and Guardianships. A skills class that will cover all types of administrations encountered with decedent’s and incapacitated estates: Dependent Administrations, Independent Administrations, Probating wills, alternative to probate administrations, Intestacy and guardianships. Students will review and be exposed to defective wills as well as proper wills and learn how to get them admitted into probate in addition to reviewing a variety of estate administration pleadings. Students will draft a will and prepare the pleadings to get the will admitted into probate as part of their examination grade.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus pdf

Course Notes: This course will be taught by Georgia H. Akers, Associate Judge, Probate Court, Houston, TX.  

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments: January 16: 1. Anatomy of a Will; Necessity for Administration
Probate Code Sections to Review: 3 (aa), 3 (bb), 3 (L), 3 (q), 37, 57-60, 69, 145, 178, 232, 78, 233, 234
Case Law to read:
Banks v Hereford, 601 SW2d 108
Brannon v Morgan, 106 SW2d 841

Final Exam Schedule: 05/01 6-8pm  113 BLB    

This course will have:
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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No