Basic Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Paralegals

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Aspen Publishers, Sep 22, 2005 - Law - 465 pages
The book facilitates teaching and learning through: - a quick, simple, and straightforward introduction to all the basic of wills, trusts, and estates law, specifically tailored to the needs of paralegal students - comprehensive coverage of key topics, including a review of the sources of property law - clearly written text and lively examples that help students understand the law - helpful guidance on how to draft wills and trusts documents - step-by-step review of how to complete the entire federal estate tax return - well-crafted pedagogy: chapter overviews, highlighted examples, key terms, review questions, sample clauses for analysis, case studies, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises - appendix with useful forms - manageable length, which makes the book ideal for shorter courses Text is totally up to date: - new chapter on elder care issues, including such topics as concerns of adults dealing with elderly parents and estate planning issues specific to elderly clients - expended coverage of right to die concerns, with more on health care proxies and do not resuscitate orders - new exercises throughout the book - update case studies throughout the book

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Contents

General Overview of Estate Planning and Estate Administration
1
How to Make an Effective Estate Plan
8
Situational Analysis
15
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Jeffrey A. Helewitz received his J.D. and LL.M. in International Business and Trade from Georgetown University Law Center and an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University. He has worked for the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service and was in private practice for several years. Currently, Mr. Helewitz is a Court Attorney for a Civil Court Judge in New York. Mr. Helewitz is the author of twenty texts designed for paralegals and lawyers, as well as numerous articles. He has taught law at both C.U.N.Y. School of Law and Touro College Law Center, and is an active C.L.E. lecturer.

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