Nutshell: Estates and Future Interest


Nutshell: Estates and Future Interest


One of over 150 titles in West’s Law in a Nutshell series, this book is a comprehensive resource in an easy-to-read, concise format. With a title representing almost every area of law, Nutshells provide a solid understanding of a specific area of law and include references to important cases that have helped shaped the law. Topics included in this title are: importance and process of classification; possessory estates; reversionary future interests; reversions; possibilities of reverter and rights of entry; nonreversionary future interests; remainders and executory interests; future interests differentiated in terms of vesting; permissible changes in classification due to subsequent events; alienability of future interests; destructibility of contingent remainders; rule in Shelley’s case; The Doctrine of Worthier Title; Rule Against Perpetuities; perpetuity reform; class gifts under Rule Against Perpetuities; powers of appointment under Rule Against Perpetuities; and charitable gifts and commercial transactions under Rule Against Perpetuities.

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