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Wills, Trusts and Estate Administration for the Paralegal / Edition 5
     

Wills, Trusts and Estate Administration for the Paralegal / Edition 5

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by Dennis R. Hower
 

ISBN-10: 0766820513

ISBN-13: 9780766820517

Pub. Date: 08/08/2001

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Wills, Trusts and Estate Administration, 5th Edition, is an excellent, up-to-date guide for legal assistants and paralegals in the field of Wills, Trusts, and Estate Administration. Written directly for and to the student, the material is practical and easily applicable. Numerous examples are used throughout the text that clearly explain the terms and legal

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Wills, Trusts and Estate Administration, 5th Edition, is an excellent, up-to-date guide for legal assistants and paralegals in the field of Wills, Trusts, and Estate Administration. Written directly for and to the student, the material is practical and easily applicable. Numerous examples are used throughout the text that clearly explain the terms and legal concepts presented. Exhibits help to explain the differences in legal procedures and requirements among the 50 states. The text includes an example case with all of the required executed legal forms, such as the Federal Tax Forms. "What You Do" tasks are presented with follow-up explanations that assist the student in understanding the major themes covered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766820517
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/08/2001
Series:
Paralegal Series
Edition description:
5TH
Pages:
880
Product dimensions:
2.90(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. The Purpose and Need for a Will. 2. The Concept of Property Related to Wills, Trusts, and Estate Administration. 3. The Participants and the Proper Court. 4. The Law of Succession: Death Testate or Intestate. 5. Wills: Validity Requirements, Modification, Revocation, and Contests. 6. Preparation to Draft a Will: Checklists and the Conference with the Client. 7. Final Draft and Execution of a Valid Will. 8. Introduction to Trusts. 9. Classification of Trusts, the Living Trust, and Other Special Trusts. 10. Estate Planning and Long-Term Care. 11. Personal Representatives: Types, Pre-Probate Duties, and Appointment. 12. Probate and Estate Administration. 13. Informal Probate Administration. 14. Tax Considerations in the Administration of Estates. 15. Ethical Principles Relevant to Practicing Legal Assistants. Appendixes. A. Sample Forms. B. Sample Marital Deduction Testamentary Trust. C. Uniform Probate Code. Glossary. Index.

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Wills, Trusts, and Estate Administration for the Paralegal 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As far as a textbook for legal studies, this is a good book. It gives a good overview of the probate processes. It was an excellent book and was very easy to read.