American Bar Association Guide to Wills and Estates Fourth Edition

Author: American Bar Association
Publisher: Random House Reference
ISBN: 9780375723964
Release Date: 2013-03-26
Genre: Law

The American Bar Association Guide to Wills & Estates, Fourth Edition, is the user-friendly guide that contains everything you need to know about planning an estate and preparing a will. It is organized in easy-to-follow chapters with sidebars containing tips, checklists, and key information, encouraging you to begin the process quickly and easily. The ABA Guide to Wills & Estates will help you: • Determine what to put in an estate plan • Decide whether to prepare a will, trust, or living trust • Avoid or reduce estate taxes • Transfer property without a will with substitutes such as life insurance and joint tenancy • Understand the benefits of living gifts and life insurance, among many other topics The Fourth edition features new and updated topics, such as: • Life-threatening and chronic illnesses • Incorporating your religious beliefs into your estate plan • Assisted reproduction and its resulting estate planning implications • Civil unions and same-sex marriages • Elder abuse and care • Information about Roth IRAs in estate plans • The impact of digital assets on estate planning

The American Bar Association Guide to Wills Estates

Author: American Bar Association
Publisher: Random House Reference &
ISBN: 9780375722998
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

Written in easy-to-read language with dozens of real-life examples, this book provides important information about mediation, arbitration, small claims court, and civil court procedures, and includes a chapter on working with a lawyer.

A Lawyer s Guide to Estate Planning

Author: L. Rush Hunt
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1590313666
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Law

This book provides an introduction to the basics of estate planning and will make this area of the law more accessible to the nonspecialist.

The Complete Book of Wills Estates Trusts

Author: Alexander A. Bove, Jr., Esq.
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781466829008
Release Date: 2005-12-27
Genre: Law

The best legal guide to wills and estates—with more than 80,000 copies sold—now updated to cover the current asset protection options and estate laws Whether grappling with modest or extensive assets, The Complete Book of Wills, Estates, and Trusts has long been the indispensable guide for protecting an estate for loved ones. In this completely revised third edition, updated to cover the latest changes in estate law, attorney Alexander A. Bove, Jr., clearly explains • how to use a will to avoid probate and legal complications • how trusts work and how to use trusts to save taxes • how to contest a will and how to avoid a contest • how to settle an estate or make a claim against one • how to establish a durable power of attorney • how to protect assets from creditors In his straightforward and humorous style, Bove shares easy-to-understand legal definitions, savvy advice on taxes, and pragmatic and simple sample forms, all illustrated with entertaining examples and actual cases. The Complete Book of Wills, Estates, and Trusts is the best guide available for defending your financial legacy

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.

Your Living Trust and Estate Plan 2012 2013

Author: Harvey J. Platt
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781581158700
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

Covers the essentials of estate planning, details strategies for using a living trust to create a flexible estate plan, and explains the changes to the tax laws.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Wills and Estates

Author: Stephen M. Maple
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592578608
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

An updated guide to wills and estate planning discusses such topics as probate, trust funds, life insurance, the latest tax regulations, providing for minors, donations, retirement, living wills, executors, and more, and is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing simple forms for drawing up a will and more. Original.

Estate Planning Forms

Author: L. Rush Hunt
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 1604423846
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

An estate plan can have several elements—a will; an assignment of power of attorney; a living will or healthcare proxy; and in some cases, a trust. As an estate planner, you must be mindful of both federal and state laws governing estates when assembling plans for clients. Estate Planning Forms, by L. Rush Hunt, covers all elements of estate planning in detail with easy-to-follow, time-saving forms.

AARP Crash Course in Estate Planning

Author: Michael T. Palermo
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402758607
Release Date: 2008-02-01
Genre: Business & Economics

A guide to estate planning discusses such topics as wills, the probate process, selecting an executor, living trusts, naming a guardian for young children, living wills, and setting up a power of attorney.

Estate Planning For Dummies

Author: N. Brian Caverly
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118053959
Release Date: 2011-03-08
Genre: Business & Economics

If you’re like most people, you want to be sure that, once you’ve passed on, no more of your property and money will be lost to the government than is absolutely necessary. You want to know that you’ll be leaving your heirs your assets and not your debts. You want to be absolutely certain that your will is ship-shape, your insurance policies are structured properly, and that every conceivable hole in your estate plan has been filled. And most of all, you’d like to do all of this without driving yourself crazy trying to make sense of the complicated jargon, jumble of paperwork, and welter of state and federal laws involved in the estate planning process. Written by two estate planning pros, this simple, easy-to-use guide takes the pain out of planning for your ultimate financial future. In plain English, the authors walk you step-by-step through everything you need to know to: Put your estate into order Minimize estate taxes Write a proper will Deal with probate Set up trusts Make sure your insurance policies are structured properly Plan for special situations, like becoming incompetent and pet care Craft a solid estate plan and keep it up-to-date Don’t leave the final disposition of your estate up to chance and the whims of bureaucrats. Estate Planning For Dummies gives you the complete lowdown on: Figuring out what you're really worth Mastering the basics of wills and probate Using will substitutes and dodging probate taxes Setting up protective trusts, charitable trusts, living trusts and more Making sense of state and federal inheritance taxes Avoiding the generation skipping transfer tax Minimizing all your estate-related taxes Estate planning for family businesses Creating a comprehensive estate plan Straightforward, reader-friendly, easy-to-use, Estate Planning For Dummies is the ultimate guide to planning your family’s future.

Title Insurance

Author: James L. Gosdin
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1590318773
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

Secure the best title insurance coverage with the assistance of this revised and completely updated deskbook. Comprehensive yet practical, this book provides the expert tools and essential information for transactional real estate attorneys who need to understand the complexities of title insurance coverage. Of critical importance is the detailed legal analysis of the new 2006 ALTA Forms, including the 2006 ALTA Owner's Policy and 2006 ALTA Loan Policy. This edition now includes an invaluable CD-ROM containing the complete appendices.

A Lawyer s Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the U S International Trade Commission

Author: Tom M. Schaumberg
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1604426497
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

The guide provides analysis and explanation of participants in Section 337 investigations and discusses the unique role played by the ITC. It also focuses on the procedural rules of a Section 337 investigation, including complaint preparation, the discovery process, pre-hearing procedures, the hearing and post-hearing processes and remedies available to a successful complainant. Other topics addressed include enforcement of a violation ruling, parallel litigation and appellate court review of an ITC decision.