Probate and Estate Planning I

Course Description

This course covers the following: basic property concepts (the basic differences of community, quasi-community, and separate property; recognition of probate assets and non-probate assets; the differences between joint tenancy and tenancy-in-common; trust assets; fringe benefits; insurance proceeds); non-probate procedures (clearing title to joint tenancy, the various summary administration procedures, and spousal property petitions); and probate procedures (initiating administration; jurisdiction and venue; intestate succession; preparation of petition and other documents; review of will, notice requirements, Independent Administration of Estates Act, ancillary probate; and the necessity of maintaining a calendar or tickler system).

Prerequisites

Recommended: Prior completion of

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