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Administration of Wills, Trusts, and Estates, 5th Edition

  • Gordon Brown North Shore Community College
  • Scott Myers Marist College
  • ISBN-10: 1133016774  |  ISBN-13: 9781133016779
  • 624 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2003, 1997
  • © 2013 | Published
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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.

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  • Robust end-of-chapter materials reinforce and expand chapter content.
  • Celebrity wills and estates engage student interest in complex topics.

Table of Contents

1. Where There's a Will.
2. Estate Planning.
3. A Bundle of Rights.
4. Intestate Succession.
5. The Last Will and Testament.
6. Structure of a Model Will.
7. Family Protection, Lapses, and Ademption.
8. Trusts.
9. Specialized Trusts.
10. Probate Courts and Uniform Laws.
11. The Personal Representative.
12. Probating a Will and Administering an Estate.
13. Estate Taxes.
14. Final Choices.
Appendices.

What's New

  • Expanded case studies enable faculty to review the material being used by the courts.
  • Added content on same-sex marriage.
  • Updated material on Estate and Gift Tax Law.
  • Additional ethics materials offer fodder for analysis in each chapter.
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Oran's Dictionary of the Law, Fourth Edition, is the easiest to use introduction to legal terminology and concepts on the market. It contains clear definitions of the words that most paralegals, paralegal students, and persons in related fields need to know. The book gives the reader the core of each legal idea and helps them understand the American legal system as well as how to approach research tasks. The book precisely explains contracts, laws, court decisions, and lawyers. This new fourth edition includes a CD-ROM that contains all terms and definitions in the book and over a thousand new and revised definitions. It also includes an updated section on computerized legal research and overhauled sections on bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation support, national security and other rapidly changing subject areas. Oran's Dictionary of the Law will leave the reader equipped with a precise, technical, legal vocabulary.

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Administration of Wills, Trusts, and Estates, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 1337413747 | ISBN-13: 9781337413749)

ADMINISTRATION OF WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES, 5th edition walks you through wills, trusts and estates using the most up-to-date material and an engaging writing style. Whether it's celebrity wills, marginal key term definitions, extensive review materials, or visual illustrations, ADMINISTRATION OF WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES, 5th edition has what you need to succeed. Plus, the Fifth Edition is national in scope while going in-depth on a state-by-state basis as well. With an abundance of case studies included in the text, you'll see how legal issues are applied in real world settings.

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Oran's Dictionary of the Law  (ISBN-10: 1418080918 | ISBN-13: 9781418080914)

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, Fourth Edition, is the easiest to use introduction to legal terminology and concepts on the market. It contains clear definitions of the words that most paralegals, paralegal students, and persons in related fields need to know. The book gives the reader the core of each legal idea and helps them understand the American legal system as well as how to approach research tasks. The book precisely explains contracts, laws, court decisions, and lawyers. This new fourth edition includes a CD-ROM that contains all terms and definitions in the book and over a thousand new and revised definitions. It also includes an updated section on computerized legal research and overhauled sections on bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation support, national security and other rapidly changing subject areas. Oran's Dictionary of the Law will leave the reader equipped with a precise, technical, legal vocabulary.

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Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals  (ISBN-10: 1418040088 | ISBN-13: 9781418040086)

Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals is a job search guidebook for paralegal students and professionals. This practical workbook outlines placement skills and strategies for helping job seekers find a position in the fast growing paralegal profession. The book offers effective tools and strategies to help paralegals prepare a professional resume and cover letter, find job opportunities in the private and public sector, win over prospective employers in the job interview, and evaluate job offers, including salary, bonus structure, and benefits packages. The guide includes a detailed resume worksheet that will direct job seekers in preparing and customizing a resume for a successful job search. Sample paralegal resumes and cover letters contain critical commentary to help applicants prepare outstanding materials. This unique guidebook also prepares job hunters for the job interview by offering practical advice including how to prepare, what to bring, and what to wear. Specific interview questions, including the dreaded "zinger" questions are set forth with winning answers provided. This essential resource will help paralegals in all stages of their careers. The sample resumes, cover letters, and job strategies will be invaluable to both students entering the profession as well as paralegals currently working in the legal field.

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Legal Studies Capstone: Assessing Your Undergraduate Education  (ISBN-10: 1111035075 | ISBN-13: 9781111035075)

LEGAL STUDIES CAPSTONE: ASSESSING YOUR UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION provides the opportunity for you to review, enhance and demonstrate your knowledge and practical application of the law as you complete your education. Achievement of learning objectives is shown through development of a portfolio of your work and a successful score on a comprehensive exam. Measurable learning objectives are detailed for each unit, with discussion questions, portfolio assignments and exam questions designed to measure the attainment of each outcome. Job search, continuing education, ethical obligations and technology skills are addressed, and you organize related documentation to prepare for post-graduation endeavors. These units are followed by summaries of core substantive and procedural areas of law, providing you with a review of prior studies as well as a gap-filler for keys areas essential to success in the workplace, continuing education, or certification and employment exams. You can evaluate your knowledge of the law through review of questions and answers provided in the comprehensive exam in Appendix A. Portfolio assignments display your ability to draft pleadings, prepare contracts, complete forms and report research results for review by a prospective employer or as reference for future assignments. The Glossary and Other Resources listed in Appendix B assist in fostering successful outcomes in both portfolio development and the assessment exam.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown was a Professor of Paralegal Studies at North Shore Community College in Danvers, Massachusetts and is now retired.

Scott Myers

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.