Wills And Trust Concentration

PLG 612 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English
Locations: ONL ONL

Wills And Trust Concentration - Paralegal Certificate

Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Probate encompass planning for and operationalizing significant decisions that impact a multitude of areas before and after demise. Failure to estate plan, or incomplete estate planning, can have significant impacts. There are extensive options associated with communication of intentions throughout the stages of life, and after death. Understanding the parameters associated with the options, accounting for legal, moral and ethical facets, and determining adjustment points associated with law and life changes are areas of considerable importance. Knowledge of advanced health care directive selections, living will decisions, beneficiary designation, trust exploration and structure, property titling considerations, and current and future tax implications are integral to working in the field of wills, trusts, estates, and probate. The learning foundation, connected with enhanced legal research and writing skills centered on wills, trusts, estates, and probate, demonstrates a commitment to the practice area. The utilization of paralegals in wills, trusts, estates, and probate supports the importance of focused learning in these areas.

Upon successful completion of the University of Miami Paralegal Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Probate Law Concentration Certificate Program, the participant will demonstrate proficiency in:

  • Laying out will requirements
  • Explaining beneficiary designations
  • Evaluating health care advanced directive options
  • Breaking down living wills
  • Summarizing property titling options
  • Exploring tax impacts on estate planning
  • Examining trusts
  • Detailing the probate law process
  • Conducting advanced legal research in wills, trusts, estates, and probate
  • Demonstrating advanced legal writing drafting skills in wills, trusts, estates, and probate

This course is available as part of the following:

Certificate in Practice Area Concentration Certificate

Paralegal Concentration Certificate Programs are designed to expand the educational and professional horizons for all paralegals.

Course PLG - 612, Section AD
Starts: 3/1/2024 Ends: 6/20/2024
Meets on: Flexible
Time: Flexible
Location: ONL