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Administration of Wills, Trusts, and Estates, fourth edition, has proven to be a highly successful text for paralegal students, marrying dense content with a reader friendly style that utilizes extensive examples. The use of celebrity wills and estates as illustrations provides access for students into complicated legal topics. Legal vocabulary is defined immediately for students. This new version has more case studies so that students become more familiar with the legal process and have real examples of how legal concepts are applied by courts. The text narrative material is national in scope, with charts and graphs that focus on state-by-state information. The text balances narrative material and visual presentations to accommodate a variety of student learning styles. Students have extensive and varied practice materials at the end of each chapter so that the text material can be re-enforced and expanded. The material in this revision has been updated to include the current state of the law.
Gordon Brown was a Professor of Paralegal Studies at North Shore Community College in Danvers, Massachusetts and is now retired.
Scott Myers has a J.D. from Rutgers Law School and an M.A. from Rutgers Graduate School. He has been the Director of Paralegal Studies at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. for the past 22 years, administering the program while teaching a variety of courses, including Wills, Trusts, and Estates, Introduction to Law, Legal Research and Writing, and Business Law. The program earned American Bar Association approval in 1988, and has maintained this approval since that date. Scott Myers is also a sole practitioner of law, with his current practice limited to wills and estate planning.
Chapter 1: Where There's a Will Chapter 2: Estate Planning Chapter 3: A Bundle of Rights Chapter 4. Intestate Succession Chapter 5: The Last Will and Testament Chapter 6: Structure of a Model Will Chapter 7: Family Protection, Lapses, and Ademption Chapter 8: Trusts Chapter 9: Specialized Trusts Chapter 10: Probate Courts and Uniform Laws Chapter 11: The Personal Representative Chapter 12: Probating a Will and Administering an Estate Chapter 13: Estate Taxes Chapter 14: Final Choices Appendices