Estate Planning & Probate Pathway
Estate Planning & Probate covers more than saving estate and gift taxes. It is not a process where only the wealthy need be concerned. Every person, regardless of their net worth, needs a carefully reasoned, prepared and executed succession plan to cover a wide a variety of concerns, including financial asset management, protection from creditors, planning for children with special needs, disability planning and health care, qualifying for Medicaid and Medicare, satisfying charitable desires and most importantly, designing flexibility for future unknowns. The estate planning process focuses on the family’s concerns besides saving estate taxes. And, there are the practical concerns that the lawyer needs to address, such as the potential for malpractice, will contest avoidance techniques and the introduction of income tax saving ideas. Since the estate plan will fail if the documents are not carefully prepared, executed, preserved and reviewed, special emphasis needs to be placed o n the drafting of the various documents.
There are a number of courses devoted to subjects within the of Estate Planning and Probate Law as well courses to help you prepare to take the bar examination. Students who want to pursue legal practice in this area should consider the courses below. Other courses, besides those listed below, are offered under the FIU College of Law curriculum.
Please view the Schedule of Classes to determine which courses will be offered during the current school year.
Foundation Courses related to this pathway include: Property Law.
- Estate & Gift Tax
- Federal Income Tax
- Wills and Trusts
- Elder Law
- Estate Planning
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