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Spring 2018
5375 Administration of Estates and Guardianship - AKERS- 20605

Professor(s): Judge Georgia Akers (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Real Property, Trusts and Estates 

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  TTH  Location: 113  BLB

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

Course Notes:   Quota= 12

Prerequisites:  Trusts & Wills is strongly recommended , however, not required.

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/01 2-5pm  213 BLB    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: Yes

Course Materials (10/24/2017 2:53:26 PM)

Book(s) Required

Texas Estates Code ,2018 Bring a highlighter to class. You need the latest Estates Code. I recommend West’s Estates Code due to the lesser cost. Changes were made this legislative session.

Selected Cases , Pleadings and Worksheets will be provided in the Syllabus that you picked up prior to class. Please contact Ms. Maria Perez after January 8, 2018 to pick up your course packet.