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Probate Paralegal

Wills /Trusts /Probate Paralegal and Wills /Trusts /Probate Legal Document Preparation

A Wills /Trusts /Probate Paralegal assists an attorney to prepare legal cases. Some common duties of Wills /T rusts /Probate paralegals include preparing legal documents, conducting witness interviews, investigating facts, performing legal research, drafting pleads and legal briefs, and other tasks to assist the attorney in preparing their casework.

Wills and Trusts are governed by detailed rules and laws are administered on local, federal and international levels. Wills and trusts are legal devices that allow you to dispose of your property the way you want. A will is a written document that outlines how your property will be distributed upon your death, who will care for your children, and can provide for any special instructions you like to make about your affairs. Trusts and estates is the name given to the branch of civil law that covers decedents' estates and probate.

In Wills / Trusts / Probate matters, Paralegals and LDA's, known as Legal Document Assistants, cannot give legal advice, represent a client in court, or select, explain, draft, or recommend the use of any legal document to or for any person other than the attorney who directs and supervises the paralegal.

However, in several States, Legal Document Assistants (LDA) can prepare legal documents for people doing their own legal tasks. Please consult with the local paralegal to learn what Wills / Trusts / Probate paralegal services they are authorized to provide in your legal jurisdiction.

A Wills / Trusts / Probate Paralegal working under supervision and direction of an attorney may gather facts, draft legal documents, and compile technical information for the supervising attorney in Wills, Trusts, and Probate issues.

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