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Fall 2014
6215 Administration of Estates and Guardianship - AKERS- 25485

Professor(s): Judge Georgia Akers (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Real Property, Trusts and Estates 

Time: 5:30p-7:30p  W  Location: 215  TUII

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


First Day Assignments: **PLEASE BRING A THREE RING BINDER!**
All students should be prepared to be called upon to discuss the cases and code on the first day.
Anatomy of a Will: Necessity for Administration
Estates Code Sections to Review: 22.031, 31.001, 22.017, 101.001, 101.051, 254.002, 254.003, 251.104, 255.054, 23.001, 401.002, 401.003, 306.002, 351.102, 351.051, 351.052
Case Law to Read:
Banks v. Hereford, 601 SW2d 108,
Brannon v Morgan 106 SW2d 841,
Pruett v Berkeley 405 SW 2d 433
Meekins v Wisnoski 404 SW3rd 690

Final Exam Schedule: 12/10/14 6pm-8pm  215 TU2    

This course will have:

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

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course:

Course Materials (5/28/2014 1:57:29 PM)

Special Case

Course Materials: Texas Estates Code

See course syllabus regarding course materials