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Should a Litigation Secretary Know Word or WordPerfect? The Answer is BOTH!

Litigation Secretary & Word Processing   Should a Litigation Secretary Know Word or WordPerfect? What is better Word or WordPerfect? As a professional legal secretary I am required to know both, however, WordPerfect is really best for litigation paralegal work. WordPerfect is simpler and easier to use than Microsoft Word. But in the real world you…

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Protected: Your Comprehensive Answer to the Complaint Let’s the Plaintiffs’ Know You are Serious

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Protected: Civil Litigation Case Management Requires an Attorney

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Protected: QDRO’s Require Attorneys

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After the Trusts Property and Assets Are Inventoried, they Are Transferred

Opening/Maintaining the Trusts Estate Accounts   After a trusts assets have been marshaled and a list compiled by the probate paralegal service, decedent’s accounts should be transferred into one or more insured estate accounts. Depending on the size of the trusts estate and the extent of funds held on deposit, a single commercial account might…

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Independent Administration of Estates Act (IAEA)

Independent Administration of Estates Act   The IAEA is simple enough for a legal document assistant to process.  The Independent Administration of Estates Act effectively recognizes that many aspects of estate administration are essentially routine and that court supervision is generally not needed to protect the rights of persons interested in the estate. As to…

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Protected: Introduction to Trusts and Preempting Living Trust Litigation

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The Code of Civil Procedure Applies to Probate Discovery

  Civil Discovery Rules Can Be Used in Probate Discovery   While on my first job as a probate paralegal the first thing the law firm manager told me is that the Discovery Act applies to probate discovery. The Probate Code provides generally that the rules and practice applicable to civil actions, including discovery proceedings…