- Hardcover: 1072 pages
- Publisher: Aspen Publishers; 8 edition (August 5, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0735579962
- ISBN-13: 978-0735579965
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.5 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Just beware of those who tell you that you do not need to buy this edition and that the 7th edition is sufficient. I checked with my professor before I purchased the 7th edition and he said it should be fine as to the law but there were a lot of differences that were not limited to pagination. Certain cases that my professor assigned were not in the 7th edition and some explantations of the law were longer in the newer book. I would sincerely tell you if I thought I could pass by with the old edition b/ I like saving money just like everyone else. This is not the book for that. I had to get this edition in the end.
Ever since G.W. Bush passed the largest tax cut in history, many people think the rich should not be able to endow their children with a large inheritance as it destroys the democratic system we have where everyone has a equal chance at succeeding.
This book has given me another perspective about the issue of inheritance. Suppose for a moment we weren't allowed to transfer anything to our children. If that were to become law, do you really think people would work as hard as they do now, knowing that everything that they have reverts back to the State once they die? Do we want to take away that incentive to work hard?
I don't think so.
Another aspect of this book that I particular enjoy is the way that it is organized. If you ever wanted to know all the different types of trusts there are, this book covers it. It also does a good job of introducing you to tax planning during wealth transfers.
This book also does a good job of making you think. Do you know what happens when two people who are married die at the same time or when it is unclear which one died first? It seems insignificant, but suppose A and B, married, both die in a car crash. A initially willed that everything go to B and C. B willed everything to go to her children. If B died first, A's wealth should go to C. If A died first, B's children and C should get something. What if it's unclear who died first?Read more ›
I looked at someone's outline based on the last version of the text and there were a lot of cases that were missing and UPC sections that were incorrect. I did not compare books side by side but my prof. focused a lot on the things that have recently changed so the old version of the text would not have been that helpful for our class.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I ordered the 9th edition and received the 7th edition. Huge inconvenience since the 7th edition is quite different.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Too different from the 9th edition, which is what i really needed. Just didn't work out this time around. But it did re-sell super quickly.Published 11 months ago by Tyler Williams
the latest edition is much better than this edition, however really understandable.Published 16 months ago by Sarp Dag
Great cases that are easy to relate to thereby making it easier to apply the laws. Some cases are also so weird that it makes the book very interesting.Published 19 months ago by Tammi C.