With a focus on practice and portfolio development, this book provides a detailed approach to the substantive law of estate planning and administration. It includes examples of a variety of documents and step-by-step instruction on their preparation. Each chapter includes practitioner-oriented assignments (role-playing activities, research assignments, portfolio assignments etc.) and coverage of estate planning and estate administration is balanced throughout. A separate chapter is devoted to tax law and offers a closer look at this more complicated area of the law.