8 Ways to Avoid Probate

Author: Mary Randolph
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413314281
Release Date: 2010-04-16
Genre: Law

Avoid probate and save time and money with these eight strategies Probate can drag on for years, and can easily cost your family thousands of dollars -- money that would otherwise have gone to them. 8 Ways to Avoid Probate offers simple and effective methods for skipping the probate process so that property goes directly to the intended beneficiaries. Your estate doesn't have to go through probate. You can avoid probate by creating a savvy estate plan, and 8 Ways to Avoid Probate shows you how. This book offers simple but effective methods to skip the entire process -- plus real-world examples of how others have used them. Find out about: setting up payable-on-death accounts naming beneficiaries, including children, institutions, and multiple beneficiaries naming beneficiaries for retirement accounts, vehicles, real estate, and stocks and bonds special procedures for small estates holding property in joint ownership, and alternatives to joint ownership using a living trust to avoid probate making gifts of property and money The 8th edition provides updates to estate and gift tax laws, updated 50-state tables on simplified probate, and additional information on how to bequeath real estate without probate -- 12 states now offer a special deed for just this purpose.

How to Avoid Probate

Author: Norman F. Dacey
Publisher: Harmony Books
ISBN: 0517551500
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Estate planning

Provides expanded, detailed coverage of many new types of assets, outlining more than one hundred new trust forms designed to minimize or eliminate court involvement and legal consultations

Make Your Own Living Trust

Author: Denis Clifford
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413309331
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

No other book covers living trusts better -- or more simply -- than this bestselling book.By creating a living trust, your property will bypass lengthy and expensive probate proceedings and go directly to the people you've designated, quickly and easily.Make Your Own Living Trust explains how to create a living trust, transfer property to the trust and amend or revoke the trust at any time. Specifically, it covers: • How living trusts work • Which kind of living trust to use • Naming beneficiaries for all trust property • How to create your document and make it legal • Amending or revoking a trust at any time • Provide for trust property management if you become incapacitated • retain absolute control over trust property while you live Make Your Own Living Trust includes all the forms you need -- as tear-outs and on CD-ROM -- to create your own trust, plus step-by-step instructions for filling them out. Completely updated and revised, the 9th edition covers the latest federal and state laws and information about federal and state estate taxes.Good in all states except Louisiana.

Plan Your Estate

Author: Denis Clifford
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413322859
Release Date: 2016-04-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Protect your family with solid estate planning Estate planning sounds difficult—but most people just need a few basic documents. Let Plan Your Estate show you how to protect your loved ones from legal hassles and financial uncertainty after your death. For more than 20 years, this book has explained estate planning in plain English, including: wills avoiding probate living trusts bypass (AB) trusts naming guardians for children leaving property to children estate, gift, and inheritance taxes strategies for business owners leaving property to charity health care directives, and financial powers of attorney. The 13th edition of Plan Your Estate is completely updated to reflect the latest federal and state laws. Applies in all U.S. states except Louisiana.

Wills Probate and Inheritance Tax For Dummies

Author: Julian Knight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119996828
Release Date: 2011-02-14
Genre: Law

Planning how to pass your estate on doesn’t have to mean complications, legal jargon and huge bills. Wills, Probate and Inheritance Tax For Dummies, 2nd Edition takes you through the process step-by-step and gives you all the information you need to ensure that your affairs are left in good order. It shows you how to plan and write your will, minimise the stress of probate, and ensure that your nearest and dearest are protected from a large inheritance tax bill. Discover how to: Decide if a will is right for you Value your assets Leave your home through a will Appoint executors and trustees Choose beneficiaries Draw up a DIY will Work out how inheritance tax works and if you’re liable to it Find out what can and can’t be taxed

Every Dog s Legal Guide

Author: Mary Randolph
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413318210
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

Describes the legal rights, responsibilities, and restrictions for dog owners on state and local levels, including laws on registration, travel, housing, and animal cruelty.

Deeds for California Real Estate

Author: Mary Randolph
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413310924
Release Date: 2010-06-22
Genre: Law

Transfer California property to someone else with the easy-to-use legal forms and information in this guide Deeds for California Real Estate shows you how to choose the right kind of deed, create it, then file it with the county recorder. This plain-English book has all the forms you'll need, with step-by-step instructions for completing them quickly and accurately. Learn how to: add or remove someone's name from the title of real estate you own transfer real estate into, or out of, a revocable living trust borrow or lend money with real estate as security and more

The Executor s Guide

Author: Mary Randolph
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413324808
Release Date: 2018-02-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Millions of baby boomers are currently (or will soon be) serving as executors, and this book shows exactly what to do NOW to make the job manageable.

Estate Planning Basics

Author: Denis Clifford
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413321760
Release Date: 2015-08-12
Genre: Business & Economics

This book explains the basics of estate planning concisely and clearly. It’s the core of estate planning, made interesting! No fluff, just they the key information about wills, trusts, planning for retirement, health care directives, estate taxes, and more.

Get It Together

Author: Melanie Cullen
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323153
Release Date: 2016-09-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Helps organize information for estate planners, and shows how to keep track of such important documents as tax records, insurance policies, and passwords.

Saving the Family Cottage

Author: Stuart Hollander
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323498
Release Date: 2017-03-27
Genre: Business & Economics

This book explains a proven method for keeping your cottage in the family for generations and avoiding family fights. Almost anyone who inherits real estate with siblings will want guidance.

Quick Legal Will Book

Author: Denis Clifford
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413324037
Release Date: 2017-05-29
Genre: Business & Economics

In all 50 states, if you die without an estate plan, state law determines what happens to your property. To take control of what happens to your property when you die, you can use this book to create a will that distributes your property, names your executor, and sets up guardianships for your children and their property.

Estate Planning for Blended Families

Author: Richard Barnes Attorney
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413315400
Release Date: 2009-05-07
Genre: Law

In almost half of all stepfamilies, each parent brings one or more children to a new marriage and while other books give general information about wills, trusts, and taxes, many of them may not apply to couples in second marriages. Estate Planning for Blended Families is the first book for parents in second marriages who want to provide both for their current spouse and their children from the current and prior marriages. Author Richard Barnes has years of experience guiding couples through the process of setting goals, discussing competing priorities, and choosing strategies and this book covers: Identifying goals and concerns Discussing matters with your spouse Planning for all children involved Estate and gift taxes in a second marriage Choosing executors and trustees Working with lawyers, financial planners and other experts And much more Estate Planning for Blended Families will also provide sample estate plans as well as the latest information regarding federal and state laws.

The Executor s Guide

Author: Mary Randolph
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413316926
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Law

If you're faced with wrapping up the affairs of a loved one who has died, you may feel overwhelmed by all the work ahead -- especially when you're grieving. But with the right legal and practical information, you can do it. The Executor's Guide will help you make progress one step at a time by assisting you in navigating an unfamiliar land of legal procedures and terminology -- all while saving you time and money. It explains how to: prepare for the job of executor or trustee take your first steps claim life insurance, Social Security and other benefits make sense of a will what to do if there is no will determine whether probate is necessary care for children and their property file taxes deal with family members handle trusts look up your state's laws work with lawyers, appraisers, accountants and other experts This edition has been updated to include expanded information on dealing with online accounts, as well as tables outlining key points of each state's laws, the latest information on estate taxes, and worksheets that help you stay organized and on track.