Monthly Archives: December 2015

New Hampshire

Q. 4

The city with the largest population in New Hampshire is Manchester.This City has a population of 109,565, comparing to the others cities his population is three times-largest than the other ones.  http://www.geonames.org/US/NH/largest-cities-in-new-hampshire.html.  A law firm in Manchester that handles probate estate is CRAIG, DEACHMAN & AMANN PLLC Attorney at Law.There website is www.cda-law.com,the website looked interesting. the firm also handles , foreclosure, business law and real estate legal services in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Q5.

A Real Estate in Manchester is Nixon Pearbody LLP, the website for the firm is www.nixonpeabody.com. I chose this website because this is one of the largest multi-practice law firms in the United States, with offices in 14 cities on the east and west coasts and more than 600 attorneys working in 15 major practice areas. This firm realize a lot pro bone work in the city of Manchester.

Q6.

 

Manchester Courthouse

NH CIRCUIT COURT
9th Circuit ‚Äď District Division ‚Äď Manchester
35 Amherst Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Justice : Hon. William H. Lyons
Justice : Hon. John C. Emery
Justice : Hon. Gregory E. Michael
Circuit Clerk : Mary Barton
Associate Clerk: Patricia Spencer

Jurisdiction : City of Manchester.

http://www.courts.state.nh.us/courtlocations/index.htm#probate

 

Q7

Mount Washington college has an Associate of Science in Paralegal studies, Some program courses in legal areas are Legal research, Civil and criminal law, Property law and Wills, estates, and trusts. there paralegal program provides a fundamental awareness of the law and practical hands-on skills that can prepare you to meet the demands of the paralegal profession.

Manchester Campus
3 Sundial Avenue
Manchester, New Hampshire 03103

www.mountwashington.edu

 

the school is not approved by the ABA

there tuition is

8-week Term Tuition (per 3-credit course) $1,125.00

8-week Term Tuition per Credit $375.00

this school cost more than City Tech

 

New Jersey Third HW

4. The city with the largest population in New Jersey is Newark. Newark has 8,791,894 residence. A law firm in Newark that handles probate estates is  McCurrie McCurrie & McCurrie, LLP Attorneys at Law. Their website is www.mccurrielaw.com. The website looked interesting they handled a lot of cases and they have been in business for more than 45 years.

5.A real estate law firm in Newark is Duane Morris LLP, the website for that firm is http://www.duanemorris.com/offices/newark.html. This website also looks impressive  the law firm look like they handle a lot of cases. Besides real estate they also handle other type of cases.

6.¬† Newark is also known as Essex County. The probate court in Newark is called Essex County Surrogate’s Court. It is located at 465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. Newark, NJ¬† 07102. Their office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 4:30.

7.A college I found which a student can earn a degree in paralegal studies is Essex County College. The website is http://www.essex.edu/onlinecatalog/paralegal-studies-a-s-degree-program/. The program offers an associates degree the major course course requirements are


 

Delaware

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Delaware

1.¬†According to Title 12 –¬†¬ß 501 ¬†& ¬ß 502 –¬†Decedents’ Estates and Fiduciary Relations -Delaware’s state statue(s) that govern intestate succession:

a. If a decedent is survived by a spouse and issue –

The surviving spouse gets the first $50,000 of the intestate personal estate, plus one half of the balance of the intestate personal estate, plus a life estate in the intestate real estate.

b. If a decedent is survived by a spouse and no issue –

If there is no surviving issue or parents of the decedent, the surviving spouse gets the entire intestate estate.

If there is no surviving issue but the decedent is survived by a parent or parents, the surviving spouse gets the first $50,000 of the intestate personal estate, plus one half of the balance of the intestate personal estate, plus a life estate in the intestate real estate.

c. If a decedent is survived by no spouse and no issue –

If there are no surviving spouse or issue then the shares of the heir go to the decedent’s parent or parents equally.

2. In Delaware, the laws regarding the valid execution and witnessing of a Will are set forth in the Delaware Code, Title 12 Decedent’s Estates and Fiduciary Relations, Part 2 Wills, Chapter 2 General Provisions, Subchapter 1 Tenets and Principles, Sections 201 through 203; and Part 4 Administration of Decedent’s Estates, Chapter 13 General Provisions, Section 1305. In Delaware, any person eighteen (18) or more years of age who is of sound mind may make a Will

In New York, the validity of a Will is governed by statute, EPTL § 3-2.1. To create a valid Will, a person must be 18 years of age and be of sound mind

3. In Delaware, the statute regarding the number of witnesses necessary to duly execute a will are set forth in Delaware Code,¬†Title 12¬†Decedents’ Estates and Fiduciary Relations,¬†Administration of Decedents’ Estates,¬†Chapter 13. General Provisions, Section 1310. Only one witness is necessary.

§ 1310 Formal testacy proceedings; contested cases; testimony of attesting witnesses.

(1) If the will is self-proved, compliance with signature requirements for execution is conclusively presumed and other requirements of execution are presumed subject to rebuttal without the testimony of any witness upon filing the will and the acknowledgment and affidavits annexed or attached thereto, and, unless there is proof of fraud or forgery affecting the acknowledgment or affidavit, the will shall be admitted to probate subject to all other provisions of this title.

In New York, the statute regarding the number of witnesses necessary to duly execute a will are set forth in EPTL § 3-2.1. NY Code РSection 3-2.1: Execution and attestation of wills; formal requirements.

(4) There shall be at least two attesting witnesses, who shall, within one thirty day period, both attest the testator’s signature, as affixed or acknowledged in their presence, and at the request of the testator, sign their names and affix their residence addresses at the end of the will. There shall be a rebuttable presumption that the thirty day requirement of the preceding sentence has been fulfilled. The failure of a witness to affix his address shall not affect the validity of the will. – See more at: http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/nycode/EPT/3/2/3-2.1#sthash.C2baPUAt.dpuf

4. The largest city in Delaware is¬†Wilmington. Located in Wilmington, DE is the law firm,¬†Law Office of Denise D. Nordheimer, Esquire, LLC. Her firm consists of three attorneys and they specialize in estate planning, estate administration, trust, adult guardianship, or family law matters. The website for the firm is,¬†www.nordheimerlaw.com. The firm’s website is extremely impressive, all the contact information is easy to find and the website is simple to navigate.

5. The top searched real estate appraiser in Wilmington, DE is for¬†Steven Sachs Real Estate Appraisal LLC. He can easily be contacted via his website, www.stevensachsappraisal.com. Mr. Sach’s website is extremely impressive as well. I’ve never seen an appraiser’s website containing so much information about the company. The tabs are visibly placed so one can easily navigate. He explains what an appraiser does, why it is necessary and also that he has a team of six appraisers. Added bonus, you can order an appraisal from his through his website.

6. The Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware in New Castle County Courthouse is located at 500 North King Street Wilmington, DE 19801. The Court of Chancery issues rule amendments and adopts operating procedures. The Court of Chancery has amended several rules to incorporate the Court’s remaining standings orders, update certain rules to reflect best practices, and clarify the Court’s procedures for cases involving trusts, estates, and adult guardianships.

https://dwkcommentaries.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/delawarecourt.jpg

7. There are a total of four universities in Delaware that offer ABA Approved Paralegal Educational Programs. One university, Widener University Delaware Law School, is located in Delaware’s largest city, Wilmington. They offer a¬†bachelor’s and post-bachelor’s certificate programs offered through the school‚Äôs College of Social and Behavioral Science. Also the other locations are Georgetown, Dover and New Castle offer these programs as well. The¬†Delaware Technical and Community College offers an¬†ABA Approved Paralegal Education Programs to those who wish to earn an Associates degree in Paralegal Studies. Widener University is a private school and ranking¬†in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, at #187. Its tuition and fees are $41,224 (2015-16).

Please find Widener University’s websites below:

http://www.widener.edu/academics/schools/law.html

I was able to find the school’s course description file for paralegal courses-¬†http://delawarelaw.widener.edu/files/resources/leicoursedescriptions090815.pdf

 

 

Inheritance Laws of Rhode Island, Queston 7

7.    There are many Paralegal Studies programs offered in Rhode Island. There are only three colleges and universities that offer a paralegal/legal assistant degree program in Rhode Island.  However, Roger Williams University (RWU) offers the only Paralegal Studies programs in the state that are approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). It received the ABA approval in 1998.

Address:¬† Roger Williams University ‚ÄĘ 150 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903

Website:  http://rwu.edu/academics/schools-colleges/scs/degree-offerings/paralegal-studies

At RWU, one can earn a Bachelor of Science or Associate of Science degree in Paralegal Studies.  In addition, RWU offers two certificates in Paralegal Studies: Certificate in Paralegal Studies and Certificate in Nurse Paralegal.  A BA is the prerequisite for enrolling in the certificate program.

Tuition: It was obscenely difficult to find the tuition for the Paralegal Studies programs at Roger Williams University on the RWU website.¬† An online search at (http://colleges.startclass.com/l/3862/Roger-Williams-University) stated: “At Roger Williams, [annual (2014-15)] tuition costs $31,750, which is noticeably more expensive than other top tier private (not-for-profit) institutions in the country”. This is also higher than City Tech.¬† Per the RWU website, the certificate programs are designed to take one year to complete and the tuition is $9,982.

They do not offer an Estates, Trusts and Wills course.