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Wills, Trusts and Estates

Course Description

The Wills, Trusts, and Estates Advanced Paralegal Course uses succinct coverage of key topics, as well as helpful guides and step-by-step instructions, to prepare you for your role as a paralegal in the administration of wills, trusts, and estates. Are you ready to move up in your firm? This course will prepare you to assist attorneys as they plan estates, explain rights, draft wills, set up trusts, appoint personal representatives, probate wills, file estate taxes, and represent clients in probate court. The e-text that accompanies this course is easy to understand, with clear examples and a state-by-state analysis of trust and estate law. When you complete your course you will feel well-prepared to take on more responsibility in your work as a paralegal!

Wills, Trusts, and Estates Curriculum

Lesson 1: Introduction to Estate Planning and Administration; Sources of Property

  • General Overview of Estate Planning and Estate Administration
  • Sources of Property

Lesson 2: Laws of Succession and Trusts

  • The Laws of Succession
  • Trusts

Lesson 3: Wills

  • Wills

Lesson 4: Estate Planning for the Elderly

  • Estate Planning for the Elderly

Lesson 5: Estate Administration

  • Estate Administration

Lesson 6: Taxation and Estate Law Comparison

  • Taxation
  • Comparison of Estate Law in the Different Jurisdictions

Wills, Trusts, and Estates Course Materials

Blackstone will provide you with the following tools for your success in the Wills, Trusts, and Estates course, all of which are included in your tuition:

Wills, Trusts, and Estates online Study Guide

Basic Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Paralegals, by Jeffrey A. Helewitz. ISBN 978-1-4548-4358-0

Your e-book is delivered via VitalSource, one of the most popular and user-friendly e-textbook platforms for higher education. With VitalSource, you can change the page layout to suit your reading needs and easily search for keywords, tables and graphics throughout the text. You also have access to highlighting and note tools to help you make the most of your studies. You have the ability to work online or off…wherever it is convenient for you! Click here to learn more about the benefits of VitalSource e-books.

You will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can download your Wills, Trusts, and Estates Study Guide, take exams and receive instantaneous Grade Reports, chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, and receive news about Blackstone.

Course Tuition

A quality education is an investment in your future. Blackstone’s online certificate training programs are designed to be affordable while providing excellence in education and student services. The knowledge and skills you gain during the time you are working toward your certificate at BCI is what sets us apart and will set you apart from other employees. Your employment options will grow as you gain an expertise in a specialized area and you will be prepared with the knowledge you need to advance your career and earn more money. You may also use your work at BCI toward your CLE needs if you are certified.

Your Advanced Paralegal Wills, Trusts, and Estates Course tuition fee includes:

  • All instruction and exam evaluation
  • Access to our state-of-the-art Online Student Center
  • Lifetime access to student forums and chat rooms
  • Full student services and support during your program
  • Latest edition e-textbook included with your certificate course
  • Comprehensive online study guide prepared by faculty and reviewed by subject matter experts
  • Exam grade reports with references for questions answered incorrectly
  • Automatic six-month time extension—an exceptional value!
  • Official BCI school transcript
  • An embossed Wills, Trusts, and Estates certificate upon completion of program requirements

Regular Tuition Price $396

Payment Plan Options

We offer a payment plan with a 100% approval rate for our advanced paralegal courses—you are already pre-approved for a low down payment and low monthly installments so you can afford your BCI training!

Student Tuition 0% Interest Free Program

You pay a $160.00 down payment & 4 monthly payments of $59.00

Methods of Payment

You may use your Visa, Discover, Master Card, or American Express Card to securely enroll online. You may also pay in full for your program by money order or corporate check or personal check.

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