Trust Drafting for Paralegals

  • Filename: trust-drafting-for-paralegals.
  • ISBN: 159460925X
  • Release Date: 2011-10-01
  • Number of pages: 314
  • Author: Stephen Haas
  • Publisher:

Trust Drafting for Paralegals looks at the practical side of everyday trust drafting. The text takes a look at a wide variety of problems and concerns faced by clients who solicit elder care and estate planning help, including estate tax issues, Medicaid planning issues and creditor protection issues. The text focuses on trusts and how they provide solutions to many of these problems. Examples, many inspired by real life cases handled by the author, are presented throughout to ensure that the information presented is practical and useful. Trust provisions, many used by the author in executed trusts, are presented as suggestions for how ideas presented in the text can be put into practice.The text does not delve deeply into the theory behind the applicable rules and does not exhaustively analyze the relevant statutes and cases. Instead, the text is designed to give the student a working understanding of the issues most likely to come up in real life and the starting points for going about dealing with these issues. In addition, the text is designed to make the student aware of what pitfalls to watch for when analyzing a client's case. Special attention is given to enabling the student to interweave issues that clients are likely to face so that, for example, the client (to the extent possible) does not have to sacrifice tax benefits for Medicaid planning benefits, etc.

Basic Wills Trusts and Estates for Paralegals

  • Filename: basic-wills-trusts-and-estates-for-paralegals.
  • ISBN: 9780735571198
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 459
  • Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

Basic Wills, Trusts and Estates for Paralegals, Fourth Editionthe concise text designed as an overview of wills, trusts, and estates for paralegal students, has been thoroughly updated to reflect changes in both state and federal materials.Written specifically with the paralegal student in mind, this user-friendly text provides:Aquick, simple, and straightforward introductionto all of the basics of wills, trusts, and estates law Comprehensivecoverage of the key topics, including areview of the sources of property law, trusts, and taxesClearly written textandlively examplesto help students understand the lawHelpful guidance on how to draftwills and trusts documents A step-by-step review ofhow to complete the entire federal estate tax returnA final chapter with a state-by-state analysis of trust and estate lawContinuing examples describing four different familiesthat give students a helpful point of reference in learning the intricacies of estate planningWell-developed learning and teaching aids:chapter overviews, highlighted examples, key terms, review questions, sample clauses for analysis, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises An appendix withuseful formsA manageable lengththat makes this book ideal for shorter coursesCompletely updated, the Fourth Edition includes:New chapter questionsUpdated state-specific materialin the final chapterUpdated tax materialsincluding the new federal tax formNew and updated formsin the appendix Comprehensive and practical, this manageable text conveys everything paralegal students need to know about wills, trusts, and estates without overwhelming them. An instructor website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at .

Basics of Legal Document Preparation

  • Filename: basics-of-legal-document-preparation.
  • ISBN: 0827367996
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 333
  • Author: Robert R. Cummins
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

Basics of Legal Document Preparation provides essential knowledge necessary for students to determine the appropriate legal document required in any given situation. It also provides the technical skills required for students to prepare each document. The book is divided into three sections with the first consisting of goals, forms, instruments, pleading and general American jurisprudence. The second section focuses on instruments such as contracts, real estate transactions, wills, and trusts. And the third section is comprised of legal pleadings for many specific areas of law such as bankruptcy, criminal and appellate practices, federal practice, and domestic relations.

Wills Trusts and Estates for Paralegals

  • Filename: wills-trusts-and-estates-for-paralegals.
  • ISBN: 1454833025
  • Release Date: 2015-01-23
  • Number of pages: 382
  • Author: Diana L. Anderson
  • Publisher:

New text for the paralegal course on Wills, Trusts, and Estates that provides a general overview of Wills and Trusts. Covers the use of wills and trusts in creating an estate plan, as well as an overview of estate litigation and estate administration. This text teaches paralegals the necessary skills to assist with the preparation of wills and trusts and with the administration of estates. Key Features Begins with an understanding of the history and development of estate planning laws, continues through the preparation of the documents needed to create an estate plan, and ends with how to administer an estate. Practical, step-by-step examples throughout the book apply the concepts to realistic situations. Examples break down each document into individual elements. At each step, alternatives are provided and options are discussed. Practice Tips help students understand real-life applications and situations. Drafting exercises in the text offer opportunities to apply what the students have learned. Ethical considerations that all attorneys and paralegals must follow are included throughout the text. More complex concepts are introduced for general understanding only, so that students have an understanding of the concepts and language used in practice. The text emphasizes the vocabulary of estate planning so that students know the meaning of different terms and to use the terms correctly. Key terms are defined in the margins.

Wills Trusts and Estates Administration

  • Filename: wills-trusts-and-estates-administration.
  • ISBN: 9781111137786
  • Release Date: 2011-08-11
  • Number of pages: 640
  • Author: Dennis R. Hower
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

A trusted resource in paralegal education for more than three decades, WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, 7th Edition introduces the basics of estate planning and bequeathing property through wills and trusts, along with the laws and procedures involved, including the Uniform Probate Code. In addition to substantive probate law, the text covers procedural law, tax implications, ethical considerations, and the roles paralegals and other professionals play in the process. The text’s approach helps students hone their critical thinking skills; the writing is clear and free of confusing legalese. Packed with student-friendly case summaries, state-specific examples, and detailed documents and exhibits, the 7th Edition of WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION is an ideal text for non-lawyers preparing for careers in this important area of law. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Administration of Wills Trusts and Estate

  • Filename: administration-of-wills-trusts-and-estate.
  • ISBN: 9781428321762
  • Release Date: 2008-06-16
  • Number of pages: 624
  • Author: Gordon Brown
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Wills Trusts and Estate Administration

  • Filename: wills-trusts-and-estate-administration.
  • ISBN: 9781305506251
  • Release Date: 2016-01-01
  • Number of pages: 720
  • Author: Dennis R. Hower
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

Succeed in your course and your paralegal career with WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, 8th Edition. This easy-to-understand text introduces the basics of estate planning and bequeathing property to others through wills and trusts, along with the laws and procedures involved, including the Uniform Probate Code. Packed with engaging, highly visual content enhanced by detailed exhibits and a writing style free of confusing legalese, the 8th Edition provides up-to-date coverage of relevant laws, court procedures, cases, tax implications, ethical considerations, and the roles paralegals and other professionals play in the process. Throughout the text, user-friendly case summaries, state-specific examples, practical assignments, detailed documents, and real-life contemporary issues prepare you for success as a paralegal in this important area of law. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting

  • Filename: a-manual-of-style-for-contract-drafting.
  • ISBN: 1590313801
  • Release Date: 2004-01-01
  • Number of pages: 253
  • Author: Kenneth A. Adams
  • Publisher: American Bar Association

The focus of this manual is not what provisions to include in a given contract, but instead how to express those provisions in prose that is free ofthe problems that often afflict contracts.

Paralegal Career For Dummies

  • Filename: paralegal-career-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 1118052978
  • Release Date: 2011-03-03
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Scott A. Hatch
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Apply important legal concepts and skills you need to succeed Get educated, land a job, and start making money now! Want a new career as a paralegal but don't know where to start? Relax! Paralegal Career For Dummies is the practical, hands-on guide to all the basics -- from getting certified to landing a job and getting ahead. Inside, you'll find all the tools you need to succeed, including a CD packed with sample memos, forms, letters, and more! Discover how to * Secure your ideal paralegal position * Pick the right area of the law for you * Prepare documents for litigation * Conduct legal research * Manage a typical law office Sample resumes, letters, forms, legal documents, and links to online legal resources. Please see the CD-ROM appendix for details and complete system requirements.

Administration of Wills Trusts and Estates

  • Filename: administration-of-wills-trusts-and-estates.
  • ISBN: 9781133016779
  • Release Date: 2012-02-22
  • Number of pages: 624
  • Author: Gordon Brown
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

ADMINISTRATION OF WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES, 5th edition employs a reader-friendly writing style that walks students through the legal maze of wills, trusts and estates. To this end, the authors provide multiple learning tools such as celebrity wills, marginal key term definitions, extensive review materials, and visual illustrations. Plus, the Fifth Edition is national in scope while going in-depth on a state-by-state basis as well, making it applicable for every legal student. And with an abundance of case studies included in the text, students can see how legal issues are applied in real world settings. ADMINISTRATION OF WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES, 5th edition has all the components legal students need to master the content quickly and effectively. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Make Your Own Living Trust

  • Filename: make-your-own-living-trust.
  • ISBN: 9781413309331
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Denis Clifford
  • Publisher: Nolo

No other book covers living trusts better -- or more simply -- than this bestselling book.By creating a living trust, your property will bypass lengthy and expensive probate proceedings and go directly to the people you've designated, quickly and easily.Make Your Own Living Trust explains how to create a living trust, transfer property to the trust and amend or revoke the trust at any time. Specifically, it covers: • How living trusts work • Which kind of living trust to use • Naming beneficiaries for all trust property • How to create your document and make it legal • Amending or revoking a trust at any time • Provide for trust property management if you become incapacitated • retain absolute control over trust property while you live Make Your Own Living Trust includes all the forms you need -- as tear-outs and on CD-ROM -- to create your own trust, plus step-by-step instructions for filling them out. Completely updated and revised, the 9th edition covers the latest federal and state laws and information about federal and state estate taxes.Good in all states except Louisiana.

A Practical Guide to Estate Planning and Administration

  • Filename: a-practical-guide-to-estate-planning-and-administration.
  • ISBN: 140181798X
  • Release Date: 2004-07
  • Number of pages: 317
  • Author: Michael Gau
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

This text was written by an attorney and experienced paralegal instructor who applied his first-hand knowledge of estate planning in developing this engaging look at the subject. He designed this practical, step-by-step guide by discussing and defining concepts and issues in the context of three fictional families. Enabling students to relate theoretical concepts to "real-life" scenarios in this way is a proven manner of enhancing learning, retention and application of the material. Through this method, students will learn about traditional estate planning documents such as wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. And, they will consider alternatives to formal estate planning documents including gifts, contracts, and beneficiary designations. This guide emphasizes practical concerns of drafting estate planning documents, and provides numerous examples of such documents for students to examine and apply to the estate planning efforts for the text's three fictional families.

Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals

  • Filename: ethics-and-professional-responsibility-for-paralegals.
  • ISBN: 9780735568044
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 469
  • Author: Therese A. Cannon
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals provides complete coverage of legal ethics tailored to the needs of the practicing paralegal. Now in its fifth edition, Therese Cannon's authoritative and highly successful textbook continues to provide paralegal students with invaluable insights into the ethical principles they will face in practice. Among the attributes that make this text so effective: comprehensive coverage of all the major areas of legal ethics, placing special emphasis on how the rules affect paralegals authoritative presentation combined with clear and readable text and effective pedagogy. Each chapter begins with an overview, followed by well-written text in a well-organized format. Key terms are introduced in italics. Review questions reinforce the material. discussion questions, hypotheticals, research and other outside assignments provide depth and practice in applying the rules each chapter includes landmark cases on paralegals and other cases that demonstrate how the principles and rules are applied useful appendices provide the text of paralegal association ethics codes that are referenced throughout the book the book is easily adaptable to courses of different lengths and can be used in other paralegal courses for supplementary ethics coverage across the curriculum teaching package includes an Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint slides The Fifth Edition has been enhanced with: new rules and cases, including changes in ABA Model Rules and new cases on supervision, UPL, confidentiality, conflicts, competence and litigation new assignments and research projectsmore hypotheticals suitable for use in class discussions or as assignments added to discussion questions expanded Instructor's Manual that includes a Test Bank Web site that has links to state-specific ethics rules, ethics opinions and guidelines Written by the highly respected legal educator, Therese Cannon, there is no text comparable to Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals for teaching professional responsibility to paralegal students.

The Florida Paralegal

  • Filename: the-florida-paralegal.
  • ISBN: 9781418012922
  • Release Date: 2009-03-09
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Author: William P. Statsky
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

The Florida Paralegal is a career book for both paralegal students and practicing paralegals. It serves as a reference containing a great deal of information that will be essential for paralegal students and employed paralegals in the state. The information in the book, including its comprehensive legal dictionary, should make the book one that every paralegal would want to have close at hand in school and on the job. It is Internet-rich with resources that will help paralegals in many aspects of their day-to-day classes and jobs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Paralegal Today The Legal Team at Work

  • Filename: paralegal-today-the-legal-team-at-work.
  • ISBN: 9781305854925
  • Release Date: 2016-01-01
  • Number of pages: 752
  • Author: Roger LeRoy Miller
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

Succeed in your course and your career as a paralegal with PARALEGAL TODAY: THE LEGAL TEAM AT WORK. This updated Seventh Edition shows you how current technology and social media tools are used in practice, while helping you develop an understanding of the laws in our society, the importance of ethical and professional responsibility, and the skills needed to thrive in today's legal environment. Real-world examples, practical applications, ethical dilemmas, hands-on assignments, and an entire chapter on paralegal careers (with salary information) prepare you to meet the challenges of today's paralegal working environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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