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

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

Idiot s Guides Estate Planning 5E

Author: Stephen Maple
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465450678
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Anyone with assets and heirs needs a will to determine what will happen to their property and plan for the welfare of their children should they pass away unexpectedly. As people age, they tend to think more seriously about having a will and planning their estates, to make it easier for their heirs, and to give them the maximum amount of money possible. Idiot's Guides: Estate Planning, Fifth Edition makes it easy to understand all the issues surrounding estates. In it, you get: - An introduction to the important concepts of estate planning and how to get started on a plan. - Valuing your property and assets and how you own it, including businesses and self-employment issues. - Getting the most from life insurance, pensions, and retirement savings. - Creating a will and trusts, and learning how probate works. - Looking after minor children in the event of your death, planning for special situations such as divorce and bankruptcy, and avoiding family feuds over inheritance. - Everything you need to know about taxes: estate, gift, state and federal income--and how to ensure that your heirs get the assets you have intended for them. - Planning for retirement, including Social Security benefits, power of attorney, and health care directives.

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.

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.

Preparing Witnesses

Author: Daniel I. Small
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1590313798
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Law

This new book has been expanded with over 10 new chapters including The Party Witness, The Expert Witness, The Physician as Witness and the Criminal Defendant.

You and Your Aging Parents

Publisher: Random House Reference &
ISBN: 9780375723018
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

In this timely new book, the professionals at the ABA provide comprehensive, clear, and practical guidance on how to plan for and secure aging parents' financial and emotional well-being. The guide covers topics including housing, healthcare, power of attorney, and more.

Drafting Wills and Trusts

Author: Lucy A. Marsh
Publisher: Vandeplas Pub
ISBN: 1600420753
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

Drafting effective wills and trust allows property to be given to the people or institutions that matter most to an individual. This book explains how to do the special, thoughtful drafting required by anyone who truly cares about distribution of property, care of elderly parents, guardians for young children, or care for pets after the owner is gone. The book is richly illustrated by samples of techniques used in the actual wills and trusts of well-known Americans. Topics covered include: WHAT HAPPENS WITHOUT A WILL; CAPACITY TO MAKE A WILL; SELECTING THE TRUSTEES; DESIGNING PET TRUSTS. Realistic, thought-provoking DRAFTING EXERCISES followed by detailed POINTERS FOR DRAFTING help the reader develop the skills needed for effective drafting. The concluding chapters cover related documents, including: MEDICAL AND FINANCIAL POWERS OF ATTORNEY, MEDICAL DIRECTIVES and LIVING WILLS. About the author: Lucy Marsh, Professor of Law at University of Denver Sturm College of Law is a native to Denver. She is a 1963 graduate of Smith College and a 1966 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. While attending the University of Michigan, she played a key role in setting up the first legal clinic in Ann Arbor to serve the underprivileged. She has led a distinguished career as an attorney, professor and advocate for community causes. Admitted to the bar in both Connecticut and Colorado, she was the first woman elected to the Colorado Bar Association Real Estate Section's Title Standards Committee, served the city as member of the Denver District Attorney's Office in the 1970's, was a commissioner to the Colorado Real Estate Commission, and provided legal assistance to the Colorado AIDS project. Her academic career at the University of Denver began in 1973 as a part time professor and led up to her present position as a full professor in 1982. Since that time she was voted DU Professor of the Year in 1985 and was elected by the students in 1987 to give the commencement address. She now leads a unique program in which the students in her Trust and Estates classes participate in a Will's Lab, providing free services for the indigent and elderly. She also employs a unique teaching tool called the Technicolor System, attributed to her father, Thompson Marsh, to assist in the learning process by color coding different types of information in student's legal drafts

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.

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.

Wills and Estate Administration

Author: Kenneth A. Vercammen
ISBN: 1634253809
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre: Law

Estate planning and administration responsibilities are often a significant part of a solo or small firm lawyer s practice, but these issues are often time-consuming and complex. Written by a veteran attorney who has focused on streamlining his firm s practice in this area, this book goes through the wills and estate administration process step-by-step, from client intake and planning issues to closing the file, explaining how to establish and strengthen a firm s practice in this area."