Review of Reviews: “Revocable Trusts and Incapacity Planning: More Than Just a Will Substitute,” 24 Elder Law Journal (forthcoming)

Review of Reviews: “Revocable Trusts and Incapacity Planning: More Than Just a Will Substitute,” 24 Elder Law Journal (forthcoming)

David J. Feder, associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles and Robert H. Sitkoff, John L. Gray Professor of Law at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass.

In their article “Revocable Trusts and Incapacity Planning: More Than Just a Will Substitute,” authors David J. Feder and Robert H. Sitkoff provide a thought-provoking history of the trust instrument, from its origins as a tax-avoidance device in feudal times to modern uses as a means for: (1) fiduciary management of wealth across generations, (2) avoiding probate, and (3) avoiding conservatorship. As described to the Silent and Baby Boomer generations, revocable trusts were the

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