Scenario: Bethany Johnson, a widow, died 5 years ago without leaving a will.
1. Which of the following items are included in Bethany’s gross estate?
a. A life estate in a trust that pays Bethany $25,000 per year until she dies.
b. A remainder interest in a trust worth $60,000 owned by Bethany.
c. A one-half interest in investment land valued at $100,000 owned as joint tenants (Bethany and her brother) with right of survivorship.
2. In a 3-4 paragraph (less than 500 words), prepare a sample will for Bethany to show the transfer of the assets above to Bethany’s son, Mike Johnson.