Basic Wills Trusts & Estates for Paralegals, 5th Edition (Aspen College)

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Basic Wills, Trusts and Estates for Paralegals, Fifth Edition, is a concise and accurate overview of wills, trusts, and estates;designed with the paralegal student in mind. This thoughtful and timely revision updates all of the tax material, law, and forms, while refreshing and enhancing the pedagogy throughout the text.

Respected by instructors and popular with students, Basic Wills, Trusts and Estates for Paralegals features:

  • A quick and straightforward introduction to basic wills, trusts, and estates law
  • Comprehensive coverage of key topics, including a review of the sources of property law, trusts, and taxes
  • Clearly written text and lively examples that help students understand the law
  • Helpful guidance for drafting wills and trusts documents
  • A step-by-step review of how to complete the entire federal estate tax return
  • A final chapter with a state-by-state analysis of trust and estate law
  • Continuous examples that describe four different families, clearly and helpfully illustrating the intricacies of estate planning
  • Well-crafted pedagogy that includes chapter overviews, highlighted examples, key terms, review questions, sample clauses for analysis, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises
  • An appendix of useful forms
  • A manageable length that makes this book ideal for shorter courses

The carefully revised Fifth Edition includes:

  • new learning objectives at the start of each chapter
  • a new ethics section at the end of each chapter
  • updated state-specific material
  • updated tax materials
  • new and updated forms in the appendix


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