Basic Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Paralegals

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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

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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

Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals

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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

Administration of Wills, Trusts, and Estates

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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.

Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals

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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.

The Legal Research and Writing Handbook

A Basic Approach for Paralegals

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Author: Andrea B. Yelin,Hope Viner Samborn

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454897716

Category: Law

Page: 640

View: 1978

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

Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals

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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.

Family Law for Paralegals

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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

Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals

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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).

Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Legal Assistants

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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.

Elder Law for Paralegals

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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

Basic Contract Law for Paralegals

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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.

California Family Law for Paralegals

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Author: Marshall W. Waller

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454861312

Category: Law

Page: 704

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Focused squarely on the California Family Code, California Family Law for Paralegals integrates statutory law and judicial interpretation into a cohesive general discussion of all aspects of the state's family law. Its practical, straightforward approach is designed to teach the basics to paralegal students, and powerful pedagogy makes it stand apart from most books on California Law. Chapter Overviews and Summaries, exercises, Key Terms, and a glossary combine with examples of all the key Judicial Council forms used in the practice of family law in California. Comprehensive coverage explores all the key topics and developments in this constantly evolving area of the law. Thoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition reflects important changes in the law, with new cases and statutes, including status of California State Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. As a result, all forms have been completely updated. A new discussion advises how technology can make family law practice more effective. Hallmark features of California Family Law for Paralegals: Focused on the California Family Code integrates statutory law and judicial interpretation cohesive discussion of all aspects of family law Practical, straightforward approach designed to teach the basics Includes examples of all key Judicial Council forms used in California family law Powerful pedagogy surpasses most books on California law Chapter Overviews Chapter Summaries exercises Key Terms glossary Comprehensive coverage of all key topics and developments Thoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition: Reflects changes in the law new cases and statutes status of California State Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage Forms completely updated. New discussion of technology to make family law practice more effective

Business Organizations for Paralegals

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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

Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Paralegals

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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

Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals

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Author: Neal R. Bevans

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1543801269

Category: Law

Page: 528

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Complete introduction to real estate and property law, designed with the paralegal student in mind. This straightforward, student-friendly text lays out the basic foundations of the law, accompanied by real world examples. The author provides a solid foundation the basics of real estate law, including the practicalities of daily legal work. In a balanced approach, Bevans covers all the key topics paralegals need to know in an easy-to-read and engaging style that utilizes numerous examples and illustrations but never overwhelms the student. Well-structured pedagogy reinforces this readable text. Each chapter features a variety of effective learning aids, including forms, edited cases, and a wealth of exercises for mastering the material and building practical paralegal skills. The revised Fifth Edition is thoroughly updated with changes in the law. Key Features: Updated procedures and documentation for real estate closings Current forms throughout the text Recent cases that signal changes in the law Fresh coverage of technology as used in the office, such as cloud computing, Adobe Acrobat and PDFs, Speech Recognition Software, and Electronic Billing

Basic Legal Writing for Paralegals

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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.

Inside Administrative Law

What Matters and Why

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Author: Jack M. Beermann

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454827610

Category: Law

Page: 394

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With dynamic learning features and visual aids, the Inside Series helps you make the most of your study time, throughout the semester and as you prepare for the final. Unlike heavily abridged treatises, the Inside Series is carefully written in a concise, straightforward style that clearly identifies the essential components of the law and how they fit together. You can quickly learn what is important and why. Overviews and Tables of Contents in each chapter act as a roadmap to guide you through topics, showing you how each relates to the larger legal framework. FAQs clarify points of law and help you avoid common mistakes and misconceptions. Sidebars give fascinating additional detail from legal history, policy, famous cases and more. The graphic design supports your visual learning, and features such as bolded key terms, summaries, and Connections help reinforce your understanding while giving you ample opportunity for self-review. Surprisingly concise, visually compelling, the Inside Series is extremely useful throughout the semester to help you identify the essential components of the law and how they fit together. Comprehensive coverage of the essential topics emphasizes what you need to know and why. Clear, straightforward, informal writing explains every topic for you without over-simplifying the concepts. Overviews and Tables of Contents in each chapter act as a roadmap to guide you through topics, showing you why each matters and how it fits into the larger framework of the law. FAQs clarify points of law and help you avoid common mistakes and misconceptions. Sidebars enrich the text with fascinating detail from legal history, policy, famous cases and more. Bolded key terms, Connections and summaries reinforce your understanding and give you ample opportunity for self-review. The overall graphical design of the series supports your visual learning.

The Little Book on Legal Writing

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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 Complete Book of Wills, Estates & Trusts

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Author: Alexander A. Bove, Jr., Esq.

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466829001

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 8006

The best legal guide to wills and estates—with more than 80,000 copies sold—now updated to cover the current asset protection options and estate laws Whether grappling with modest or extensive assets, The Complete Book of Wills, Estates, and Trusts has long been the indispensable guide for protecting an estate for loved ones. In this completely revised third edition, updated to cover the latest changes in estate law, attorney Alexander A. Bove, Jr., clearly explains • how to use a will to avoid probate and legal complications • how trusts work and how to use trusts to save taxes • how to contest a will and how to avoid a contest • how to settle an estate or make a claim against one • how to establish a durable power of attorney • how to protect assets from creditors In his straightforward and humorous style, Bove shares easy-to-understand legal definitions, savvy advice on taxes, and pragmatic and simple sample forms, all illustrated with entertaining examples and actual cases. The Complete Book of Wills, Estates, and Trusts is the best guide available for defending your financial legacy