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.

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

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 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.

Wills and Trusts Kit For Dummies

Author: Aaron Larson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470507711
Release Date: 2009-03-09
Genre: Law

Navigate probate, tax issues, and state laws Create an estate plan and protect your family's interests Need a will, but have no idea where to start? This friendly guide shows youhow to prepare a legal will or trust — either on your own or with professional help — and ensure that your wishes are honored. You'll handle everything from planning your bequests and writing and signing a will to selecting a trust and drafting your durable power of attorney. Discover how to: Provide for your children Hire and work with professionals Minimize tax liabilities Amend or revoke a will or trust Avoid common estate planning mistakes Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Estate and Trust Administration For Dummies

Author: Margaret Atkins Munro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118412268
Release Date: 2013-05-07
Genre: Law

Your plain-English guide to administering an estate and/or trust As more and more of the population reach senior ages—including baby boomers, many of whom do not have wills—an increasing number of people are being thrust into the role of executor, administrator, personal representative of an estate, or trustee of a trust after the death of a loved one. This updated edition of Estate & Trust Administration For Dummiesguides you through the confusing process of administering an estate and/or trust. Settling an estate and administering a trust can be complicated, messy, and time-consuming for individuals named as executor or trustee, most of whom have no previous experience with such matters. Estate & Trust Administration For Dummies shows you how to make sound decisions for your unique circumstances. Guides you through the confusing process of administering an estate and/or trust Provides expert advice on unfamiliar estate and trust tax law Gives you a practical checklist to follow for all of your estate and trust administration questions and concerns Whether you're looking for guidance on how to navigate the probate process and estate taxes, settle debts and bequests, fund a trust, comply with tax regulations, or anything in between, this hands-on, friendly guide takes away the mystery and provides detailed answers to all of your estate and trust administration questions.

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.

Estate Planning for the Savvy Client

Author: Mary L. Barrow
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692853065
Release Date: 2017-03-17
Genre:

Do you want to make sure that the money you spend on estate planning is money well spent? Do you have questions about estate planning, probate, wills and trusts but don't know where to start? Or do you have an estate plan but still have unanswered questions? Would you like to be well-informed and confident before you consult a prospective attorney, or before you meet with your current attorney? With this book you'll discover: what you need to know to eliminate confusion about estate planning and give you a clear path to achieving your goals how to decide if you really need a will, revocable living trust, power of attorney, or any of the other options available how to choose the right attorney to help you plan your estate how to make the most of the time spent with your attorney by having the knowledge and confidence to ask the right questions Sit down with this guide from an experienced, ivy-league-educated estate planning attorney as she answers these and other questions for you in a practical, easy-to-understnad way, just as she has done for her clients and students. This book will tell you what you need to know before you meet with your attorney or prospective attorney. The Savvy Client is You!

The Tools Techniques of Estate Planning

Author: Stephan R. Leimberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 1939829089
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Business & Economics

The 16th edition of The Tools & Techniques of Estate Planning provides the tools and techniques that every estate planner, financial planner, and insurance professional needs to help their clients preserve their assets under current law. It is completely updated, conforms with the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, and delivers numerous enhancements including time-saving forms for estate planning, new guidance on handling intra-family loans, and a new chapter of Digital Estate Planning issues.