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Probate, POAs, Wills & Estate Planning Legal Research Guide: Print Resources

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With the exception of Life Planning in New Mexico by Meri Rudd, the materials listed here are older and should be used as a starting point in your research and with the knowledge that the laws and procedures referenced therein are older and may likely need updating.

  • Austin Wakeman Scott et al., Scott and Ascher on Trusts (5th ed.)

    Law Upper Floor Treatises, KF 730 S36 2006

  • Denis Clifford, Make Your Own Living Trust (8th ed.)

    Law Pro Se, KF 734 Z9C57 2007 

  • Thomas Shaffer, The Planning and Drafting of Wills and Trusts (4th ed.) This 4th ed. is an older edition; the 5th ed. is current and located in the Law Upper Floor Treatise location under the same general call number.

            Law Lower Floor, KF 755 S55

  • Lucy Marsh, Drafting Wills and Trusts (2nd ed.) * This resource is useful mostly as a supplemental text to classroom instruction as opposed to a drafting resource.

            Law Lower Floor, KF 755 M37 2009

  • Michael L.M. Jordan, Drafting Wills and Trusts Agreements (3rd ed.)

            Law Lower Floor, KF 755 A65 W55 1995.

  • Uniform Laws Annotated: Estate, Probate and Related Laws, volumes 8 – 8C

    Law Ref., KF165.A5; also on Westlaw. 

  • Lawrence H. Averill Jr., Uniform Probate Code in a Nutshell (5th ed.)

    Law Lower Floor, KF 765 Z95A94 2001; also available electronically via West Study aids.

  • American Law Institute, Restatement of the Law Second. Trusts 2d

    Law Ref., KF 730 A82; also on Lexis, Westlaw.

  • American Law Institute, Restatement of the Law Third. Trusts

    Law Ref., KF 730 A825;  also on Lexis, Westlaw.

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