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Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Summary of Contents:

Ch. 1.  Essential Terms and Definitions Utilized in Surrogate’s Court Practice
Ch. 2.  Intestate Administration
Ch. 3. Status
Ch. 4. The Elective Share Statute
Ch. 5. Probate of Wills
Ch. 6. Contested Probate Proceedings
Ch. 7. Revocation of Wills
Ch. 8. Joint Wills and Mutual Wills
Ch. 9.  Trusts
Ch. 10.  Gift Transactions
Ch. 11.  Jurisdiction and Power of the Surrogate’s Court
Ch. 12.  Venue of Surrogate’s Court Proceedings
Ch. 13.  Fiduciary Duties in Administering an Estate
Ch. 14.  Ethical Issues Confronting the Paralegal
Ch. 15.  Resources for the Practicing Paralegal

Appendix A.  Forms
Appendix B.  Ethics Codes
Appendix C.  Surrogate’s Courts throughout the State
Appendix D.  Uniform Rules for Surrogate’s Court