9780766820517

Wills, Trusts and Estate Administration for the Paralegal

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  • ISBN13:

    9780766820517

  • ISBN10:

    0766820513

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/8/2001
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

"Wills, Trusts and Estate Administration, 5th Edition," is a comprehensive legal resource for paralegals and legal assistants interested in this field of law. This edition incorporates information on current computer technology, including the Internet and computer software useful to the paralegal. The book also presents ethical issues in each chapter, and outlines the ABA model guidelines for legal assistants, as well as the model code of ethics and professional responsibility. Numerous definitions, state-specific supplements, and hands-on tasks, have helped make the visually appealing "Wills, Trusts and Estate Administration" a best-seller.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
The Purpose and Need for a Will
1(23)
The Concept of Property Related to Wills, Trusts, and Estate Administration
24(45)
The Participants and the Proper Court
69(20)
The Law of Succession: Death Testate or Intestate
89(52)
Wills: Validity Requirements, Modification, Revocation, and Contests
141(28)
Preparation to Draft a Will: Checklists and the Conference with the Client
169(31)
Final Draft and Execution of a Valid Will
200(44)
Introduction to Trusts
244(31)
Classification Trusts, the Living Trust, and Other Special Trusts
275(42)
Estate Planning and Long-Term Care
317(42)
Personal Representatives: Types, Pre-Probate Duties, and Appointment
359(36)
Probate and Estate Administration
395(70)
Informal Probate Administration
465(24)
Tax Considerations in the Administration of Estates
489(40)
Ethical Principles Relevant to Practicing Legal Assistants
529
Appendixes
A Sample Forms
1(182)
B Sample Marital Deduction Testamentary Trust
183(5)
C Uniform Probate Code
188
Glossary 1(1)
Index 1

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