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Wills, Trusts, and Estates: Essential Tools for the New York Paralegal

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Edition: 3rd ed., 2011
Author(s): Cooper
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Here is a terrific new resource for anyone interested in New York wills, trusts and estate law for paralegals. As the first full-length text focusing specifically on New York practice, this book eliminates the need for outside supplements, simplifies your teaching tasks, and gives you far better career preparation.

In Wills, Trusts, and Estates: Essential Tools for the New York Paralegal, the author Cooper covers everything from basic terminology to tax considerations - with examples and experts tips drawn from her twenty-plus years of experience in New York practice. Students learn everything they need to handle an actual estate from beginning to end. And they get more than just better professional training. With its state-specific rules, forms, and references sources, this new text will serve as a valuable desk reference throughout their academic and paralegal careers

Features include:

A complete course-length introduction to New York wills, trusts, and estates covers basic terminology; interstate administration; probate proceedings; litigation; jurisdiction and venue; fiduciary duties and responsibilities; trusts; and tax considerations;
Expert instruction in paralegal costs and skills explains the role of the paralegal at each stage of administration, estate planning, and litigation, enabling students to handle an estate from beginning to end;
The trusts chapter provides profession-level detail on the various types of trusts under New York law, along with everything the paralegal needs to know about interests in trust;
A separate chapter on ethics ensures that students grasp the ethical responsibilities of both attorneys and paralegals with regard to trusts and estates;
Case synopses and chapter pedagogy help students understand, practice, and retain the material in each chapter, with charts and diagrams, sidebars, highlighted examples, and review exercises;
A final chapter on paralegal resources provides a reference guide to current software, books, websites, and other tools for the New York paralegal;
Three appendices with state-level resources contain sample of New York forms and documents; ethics codes; and surrogate's courts throughout the state.

Topics include:
Essential Terms and Definitions Utilized in Surrogate's Court Practice;
Interstate Administration;
Status;
The Elective Share Statute;
Probate of Wills;
Contested Probate Proceedings;
Revocation of Wills;
Joint Wills and Mutual Wills;
Trusts;
Gift Transactions;
Jurisdiction and Power of the Surrogate's Court;
Venue of Surrogate's Court Preceedings;
Fiduciary Duties in Administering an Estate;
Ethical Isses Confronting the Paralegal;
Resources for the Practicing Paralegal;
Appendix of Forms;
Ethics Codes;
Surrogate's Courts throughout the State.

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Format Paperback
Author Cooper
ISBN 9780735587700
Edition 3rd ed., 2011
Publisher Aspen Publishing