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Spring 2014
5297 Administration of Estates and Guardianship - AKERS- 24342

Professor(s): Judge Georgia Akers (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Real Property, Trusts and Estates 

Time: 5:30p-7:30p  W  Location: BLB-3 

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

Class Assignments

Course Notes:   Quota= 12. This course will be taught by Georgia H. Akers, Associate Judge, Probate Court, Houston, TX.


First Day Assignments: FIRST CLASS ASSIGNMENT: Spring 2014
All students should be prepared to be called upon to discuss the cases on the first day.
Anatomy of a Will: Necessity and Suitability to Serve
Probate Code Sections to Review: 3(aa), 3(bb) 3 (L), 3 (q), 37, 57-60, 69, 145, 178, 232, 233, 234, 78
Suitability to Serve
Probate Code Sections 77,78, 222, 220, 81,73,74,43, 58b
Case Law to Read:
Banks v. Hereford, 601 SW2d 108,
Brannon v Morgan 106 SW2d 841,
Dean v Getz 970 SW2d 629
In Re Estate of Ramsay 2008 WL 2941248,
In Re Estate of Van Meter 2009 WL 885955,
Schwalbe v Cooper 211 SW2d 585
Poole v Rutherford 190 SW2d 146

Final Exam Schedule: 04/30 6-8pm  3 BLB    

This course will have:

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

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course: