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

Ilene S. Cooper


  • ISBN: 9780735587700

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    Page Count 462
    Published 08/10/2010
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    Detailed Table of Contents (PDF Download)

    Preface (PDF Download)

    Sample Chapter (PDF Download)

    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



  • Author Information

    Ilene S. Cooper

    Ilene Cooper is a partner at Farrell Fritz concentrating in Trusts and Estates. She practices litigation in Surrogate's Courts throughout the New York Metropolitan area. Her area of work has required her to prepare objections, answers, discovery demands, motions and memoranda of law. She also has experience in the drafting and execution of will and trust instruments, powers of attorney, health care proxies and living wills. Previously, Ms. Cooper worked as a Principal Law Assistant/Referee for the Surrogate of Suffolk County, Honorable Ernest L. Signorelli. In addition to her work at Farrell Fritz, Ms. Cooper is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Touro Law School, as well as a member of the School's Board of Trustees.

    Ms. Cooper, a columnist for the Suffolk Lawyer, a publication of the Suffolk County Bar Association, is presently on the Advisory Committee of the Suffolk Academy of Law, and is the First Vice President of the Suffolk County Bar Association. In 2006, she was appointed by the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, to the State of New York’s Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District.

    Together with her local Bar Association activities, Ms. Cooper is a Member at Large of the New York State Bar Association Trust and Estate Law Section and a former Chairperson of the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Trust and Estate Administration, a member of the Special Committee on Fiduciary Appointments, a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation, and a member of the House of Delegates. In addition, she is a member of the Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court. In 2003, she was nominated as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Council (ACTEC).

    Ms. Cooper is presently a columnist for the New York Law Journal, where she writes an article entitled ''Trusts and Estates Update'', and is the author of ''Case Notes'', a quarterly column published in the New York State Bar Association's Trusts and Estates Newsletter. Further, Ms. Cooper is the editor of Warren's Heaton, on Surrogate's Courts, volume on litigation.

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