Basic Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454880287

Category: Law

Page: 576

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A leading text in its field, Basic Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Paralegals focuses on a paralegal’s role in practice. Introductions, explanations, instructions, and study aids ensure that students learn and remember concepts and skills that will prove essential to their work as paralegals. Respected by instructors and popular with students, Basic Wills, Trusts and Estates for Paralegals features: • A straightforward introduction that provides a student-friendly orientation to the subject • Complete, succinct coverage of key topics • A review of the sources of property law, trusts, and taxes • A helpful guide to drafting wills and trusts documents • Step-by-step instruction for completing the entire federal estate tax return • State-by-state analysis of trust and estate law • Four client examples used throughout the text that provide an accessible structure and illustrate the intricacies of estate planning • Chapter overviews, key terms, review questions, sample clauses, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises • Latest sample forms in the Appendix • A manageable length that makes this book ideal for shorter courses The carefully revised Seventh Edition includes: • The impact of Obergefell v. Hodges on wills and trusts • Changes to WTE tax law • The legal status of children born after the death of one or both parents (because their parents’ eggs, sperm, or fertilized eggs were frozen) • Disclaimer trusts, asset protection trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, and dynasty trusts • Mediation as an alternative to probate court • The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 • Introduction of new self-test quizzes at the end of each chapter

Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Essential Tools for the New York Paralegal

Author: Ilene S. Cooper

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 9780735587700

Category: Law

Page: 434

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Wills, Trusts, and Estates: Essential Tools for the New York Paralegal, Second Edition is a realistic and practical text that offers an in-depth introduction to the responsibilities of the paralegal at each state of administration, estate planning, and litigation. The content is drawn from the author's extensive experience and is dappled with realistic examples to offer a complete understanding of the New York practice, leaving students well prepared to apply the knowledge that they have acquired. These exciting features make this text a favorite: - full length text focusing specifically on New York practice, eliminating the need for outside supplements - complete coverage - students learn everything they need to handle an actual estate from beginning to end, including basic terminology; intestate administration; probate proceedings, litigation; jurisdiction and venue; fiduciary duties and responsibilities, trusts, and tax considerations - includes state-specific rules, forms, and reference sources - in-depth instruction in paralegal tasks and skills at each state of administration, estate planning, and litigation with the final chapter including paralegal resources such as software, books, websites, and other tools - separate chapter on Ethics - case synopses and chapter pedagogy help students understand, practice, and retain material - text features charts and diagrams, key terms, ethical points, topic sidebars, highlighted examples, and review exercises - author's extensive practice experience enhances the presentation of the book Changes to the Second Edition include: - updated case law - discussion of new statutes

Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Paralegals

Author: Diana L. Anderson

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454860049

Category: Law

Page: 384

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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.

Administration of Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Author: Gordon W. Brown

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766852815

Category: Law

Page: 575

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If you are interested in wills, trusts, and estates, this easy-to read text provides content and context for a complicated subject area. [The wills of Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Jr., Princess Diana, and George Burns are provided here for your review.] This new edition is enhanced by celebrity features that help you relate to a real-life scenario and step out of legal theory. All legal terms are clearly defined when first presented in the text. State-by-state information is presented clearly with the use of maps, tables and case studies. Charts and boxed cases help to make complex topics easier to understand.

Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454861304

Category: Law

Page: 288

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With trademark insight and clarity, author Jeffrey A. Helewitz presents a vivid picture of the role of the paralegal in complex real estate transactions. Always timely and accessible, the Fifth Edition of Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals puts a firm grasp of both theory and practice well within a student s reach. A thorough yet manageable introduction to Real Estate and Property Law, featuring: Broad coverage that includes estates in land and future interests, titles, land use, conveyancing,closing procedures, condos, co-ops, commercial property, and landlord-tenant law Helpful examples that illustrate the role of the paralegal in practice Key terms, Practical Tips, Ethical Points, and Chapter Summaries A final chapter on personal property that introduces students to the essential concepts of tangible and intangible property Edited cases in each chapter that give students practice reading and analyzing case decisions Sample legal forms in each chapter that expose students to legal documents on a variety of topics Extensive practice and review features, such as end-of-chapter review points, exercises, activities, and situational analyses Updated throughout, the Fifth Edition provides: The latest developments on the law surrounding same-sex marriages New cases Updated forms Additional case analyses in every chapter

Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals

Author: Marlene A. Maerowitz,Thomas A. Mauet

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145488780X

Category: Law

Page: 560

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Based on the widely popular text, Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals, Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals focuses on the rules in California, specifically, and the role of the paralegal in litigation. From the moment a client walks into the office, through trial and post-judgment (as well as settlements and alternative forms of resoluion), respected authors Maerowitz and Mauet cover the gamut of California litigation for paralegals with their signature approach.

Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals

Author: Therese A. Cannon,Sybil Taylor Aytch

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145487337X

Category: Law

Page: 592

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With complete coverage of the ethical principles that inform the role of the paralegal, Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals, Eighth Edition is ideal for use as either a primary course book, or a supplementary text. An authoritative presentation combined with clear and readable pedagogy enriches all levels of inquiry into the ethics of legal practice. Key Benefits: Comprehensive coverage of the professional responsibilities of paralegals, illuminated with chapter overviews, key terms, and a student-friendly organization. Discussion questions with hypotheticals and review questions in each chapter. Landmark cases, many involving paralegals, that demonstrate how the principles and rules of ethics are applied. Updated ethics opinions, with a focus on technology and social media, supported by new hypotheticals. Expanded coverage of how technology is affecting various aspects of ethics and practice, including confidentiality and privilege, competence, conflicts of interest and advertising. Many new cases including: State Bar v. Lang (unauthorized practice of law), Committee v. JPMorgan Chase (competence), Lola v. Skadden (professionalism), Pension Committee v. Banc of America Securities (advocacy), and McDermott v. Superior Court (confidentiality).

Elder Law for Paralegals

Author: Laurel A. Vietzen

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9780735508675

Category: Law

Page: 355

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Elder Law for Paralegals prepares students to assume a productive

Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Legal Assistants

Author: Gerry W. Beyer,John K. Hanft

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781454851219

Category: Law

Page: 588

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Using an effective "learn by doing" approach, Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Legal Assistants emphasizes examples and applications, and includes hundreds of real life situations with detailed explanations. Students understand what the rules of law mean and how they apply in a real world context. The complete topic coverage introduces wills and trusts, intestate succession, estate administration, nonprobate transfers, and other estate planning issues such as taxes and malpractice. A balanced, experienced author team skillfully blends theory with practice. Extensive pedagogy reinforces the text, with marginal terms and a glossary, ethical points, checklists, practice tips, and sample forms. The instructor's manual provides a summary of chapters, a model course outline, exam questions, assignment ideas, exercises, and a research guide for wills, trusts, and estates.

Family Law for Paralegals

Author: J. Shoshanna Ehrlich

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454873396

Category: Law

Page: 744

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Family Law for Paralegals, 7E is a comprehensive text for family law, offering complete coverage of the basics of family law, combined with historical context and insight into topics of current interest. This thoughtful and carefully written textbook offers the nuts-and-bolts of the law, framed in historical context and include exposure to some of the most dynamic issues in family law today. The text’s comprehensive coverage includes basic coverage of the issues of marriage and divorce, as well as cutting-edge issues such as non-marital families, child abuse and neglect, child support and custody, and same-sex marriage. Features: Detailed treatment of Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges striking down bans on marriages between same-sex partners on federal constitutional grounds Added discussion about emerging recognition of domestic violence as a human rights violation Discussion of expanded protections under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 for both Native American women who are abused by non-Native perpetrators and same-sex victims of abuse Expanded section on interstate child support cases, with new material on international support actions under a recent Hague Convention Expanded section on post-majority child support focused on enlarging parental obligations to correspond to the new reality of today’s young adults An added section about some of the continuing ambiguities/complexities of interstate child custody cases under the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act A new section on the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act A new section on e-mediation A new section on the Indian Child Welfare Act that is intended to reverse historical disregard for tribal relations of Native Peoples

Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals

Author: Anne Adams

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454828439

Category: Law

Page: 384

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Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals is a definitive coursebook in paralegal studies, with thorough topical coverage and an accessible, easy-to-use electronic workbook that keeps students engaged. The Fifth Edition includes a new section on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a new discussion of the paralegal job market. Sections on the Social Security Administration and the Labor department have been updated to address United State's economic crises. The electronic workbook exercises have been updated, as have government forms, along with a current list of pertinent URLs for speedier Internet access to supplement research projects. Features: Complete, up-to-date introduction to administrative law, written exclusively for paralegal students. Accessible text with lively, timely examples. Focus on paralegal skills and careers. Final chapter on public- and private-sector career opportunities. Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of administrative agencies, rules and regulations, clients’ rights, and informal and formal proceedings. Extensive pedagogy, including chapter summaries, key terms, review questions and examples. Electronic workbook focuses on Internet access and exercises. URLs assist students in accessing online government records, including the Federal Register. Thoroughly updated, the revised Fifth Edition includes: New section on Nuclear Regulatory Commission. New discussion of the paralegal job market. Practice-ready skills at the end of each chapter. Updated government forms. Updated electronic workbook exercises.

Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Paralegals

Author: George Kent

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN: 9780073403069

Category: Law

Page: 304

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This textbook provides students with the opportunity to learn about the law of wills, trusts and estates and develop the skill sets they need to succeed in the legal field. Wills, Trusts and Estates for Paralegals also presents the student with hands-on assignments to help develop their legal reasoning skills and demonstrate their knowledge of the material without overwhelming the student in the process. The Paralegal Supersite Site

Business Organizations for Paralegals

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454861401

Category: Law

Page: 744

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Comprehensive overview of business organizations for paralegals, presented in a student-friendly format. Coverage of all the various types of business organizations, providing a basic and thorough understanding without overwhelming students. Features: In-depth coverage of business entities, including in-depth information on limited liability companies, as well as cutting edge and emerging topics in business law, such as tax inversions. Logical sequencing of material for each business entity discussed. Each business entity is discussed in a life cycle approach: from its formation, to its advantages and disadvantages, to its operation, to its dissolution, and to its tax consequences. The text begins with an introduction to the various business entities and then progresses from the simplest, the sole proprietorship, through partnerships, to the most complex, the business corporation. The newest forms of business entities, the limited liability partnership and limited liability company, are also discussed. The text concludes with other forms of corporations, such as nonprofit and professional corporations. The text combines in-depth substantive coverage of topics with practical information, including checklists. Helpful pedagogy includes web resources, key terms, practice tips, and exercises

Basic Legal Writing for Paralegals

Author: Hope Viner Samborn,Andrea B. Yelin

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454861436

Category: Law

Page: 376

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Samborn and Yelin offer a modern, readable approach to effective legal writing with the fifth edition of Basic Legal Writing for Paralegals. The authors provide comprehensive coverage in an accessible format tailored to the needs of paralegal students. The practical approach emphasizes the role of the paralegal and how different types of legal writing are used in practice. The text begins with an overview of the legal system that provides clear context for the different types of writing covered in the text. Then, the authors give step-by-step instruction on the writing process, leading students through each stage of legal writing, from prewriting strategies to revising. The comprehensive coverage includes the IRAC method, how to synthesize cases and authorities, legal memoranda, persuasive writing, in-house and objective client documents, and letters, and the citation coverage has been updated to the 20th edition of the Bluebook and the 5th edition of the ALWD Guide to Legal Citation.

The Little Book on Legal Writing

Author: Alan L. Dworsky

Publisher: William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

ISBN: 0837705606

Category: Law

Page: 142

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This is an invaluable tool for students to use in conjunction with the main text. The book is geared toward the kind of writing done by first-year law students in a standard legal writing course: memorandums and briefs. The book offers the legal writer a concise, easy to understand, insider's introduction to the world of legal writing.

The Legal Research and Writing Handbook

A Basic Approach for Paralegals

Author: Andrea B. Yelin,Hope Viner Samborn

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454897716

Category: Law

Page: 640

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With clear explanations, examples, and visual aids, The Legal Research and Writing Handbook, Eighth Edition by Andrea Yelin and Hope Viner Samborn offers complete coverage of a complex subject in a student-friendly, accessible text. In this thoroughly updated new edition, the authors continue to keep pace with legal research, citation, and technology in today’s law firms. This practical text focuses on efficient research processes and techniques for both traditional and electronic sources, along with step-by-step instruction through each stage of the legal writing process, from prewriting strategies, to revising. The text is enhanced with examples and visual aids, expert writing and practice tips, hands-on exercises, ethics alerts, up-to-date web resources, and easy-to-navigate page design. Excellent exercises are provided to reinforce student learning. Key Features: Updated and expanded coverage of electronic resources reflecting how paralegals do research today Detailed discussion of how to use legal authorities in legal communications and how to synthesize them and present them to attorneys Examples, exhibits, practical tips, updated exercises, and web resources in every chapter Expanded discussion of e-mail and e-memos In-depth coverage of the IRAC method, as well as how to write legal memoranda and legal correspondence

Open Book

The Inside Track to Law School Success

Author: Barry Friedman,John C.P. Goldberg

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454877324

Category: Law

Page: 288

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Open Book: The Inside Track to Law School Success, 2E is a book that every JD and LLM law student needs to read, either before classes start or as they get going in their 1L year. Now in an expanded second edition, the book explains in a clear and easygoing, conversational manner what law professors expect from their students both in classes and exams. The authors, award-winning teachers with a wealth of classroom experience, give students an inside look at law school by explaining how, despite appearances to the contrary, classes connect to exams and exams connect to the practice of law. Open Book introduces them to the basic structure of our legal system and to the distinctive features of legal reasoning. To prepare students for exams, the book explains in clear and careful detail what exams are designed to test. It then devotes a single, clearly written chapter to each step of the process of answering exams. It also contains a wealth of material, both in the book and digitally, on preparing for exams. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Open Book comes with a free suite of 18 actual law school exams in Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property and Torts, written and administered by law professors. These exams include not only questions, but: (1) annotations from the professors explaining what they were looking for; (2) model answers written by the professors themselves; and (3) actual student answers, with professor comments that explain why certain answers were stronger of weaker. As Open Book explains, there is no better way to prepare for exams than by practicing, and these unique materials will enable students to get the most out of their pre-exam practice.

Wills, Trusts, and Estate Administration

Author: Dennis R. Hower,Janis Walter,Emma Wright

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856414

Category: Law

Page: 720

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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.

Basic Contract Law for Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1543801277

Category: Law

Page: 464

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Basic Contract Law for Paralegals is a clear, comprehensive, and straightforward introduction to all of the basics of contract law, specifically designed for paralegal students. Lively examples and well-crafted pedagogy cover all key topics in a contracts course—from offer, acceptance, and consideration, to discharge of obligations, and remedies. An appendix of twelve sample contracts provides a useful ongoing reference tool for paralegals working with contracts. Features: Comprehensive coverage of all the key topics. A culminating chapter walks students through the process of drafting a simple contract. Clearly written text and lively examples help students understand the law. Well-crafted pedagogy includes chapter overviews, highlighted examples, key terms, review questions, sample clauses for analysis, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises Manageable length makes this book ideal for shorter courses. New cases provide up-to-date coverage of: Express and implied contracts and promissory estoppel Bilateral and unilateral contracts The mirror image rule and acceptance Consideration Implied-in-fact conditions and conditions precedent Third party beneficiaries Anticipatory repudiation and how to measure damages.

How to Make Patent Drawings

Save Thousands of Dollars and Do It With a Camera and Computer!

Author: Jack Lo,David Pressman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413321577

Category: Law

Page: 243

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Save on patent drafting by doing it yourself! If you’re trying to patent your invention, you know need a drawing to complete your USPTO application. Professional patent drafters charge per sheet for their patent drawing services and it can cost you hundreds of dollars. But with How to Make Patent Drawings you’ll be able to complete this crucial step and create a patent drawing that complies with the strict rules of the USPTO. This book is a good companion for Patent It Yourself. The 7th edition is completely updated to reflect recent changes to patent law and the newest advances in technical drawing. It includes all necessary forms with step-by-step instructions.