Every adult, even those who haven’t yet made a will or trust, should create an advance directive and financial power of attorney. This book makes it easy and inexpensive to create these documents, which can spare your family from having to make difficult and painful end-of-life decisions, and can eliminate the need to go to court to get control over your finances if something happens and you can’t take care of them yourself.
Author: Harold I. Boucher
Release Date: 1999-07-01
Its the only sure thing in life and Harold I. Boucher's comprehensive book helps Californians prepare for it. An essential tool, California Living Trusts and Wills covers everything readers need to know before they see an estate-planning lawyer, including how, why and when to use one, and how to choose the best one for their needs. The best and easiest way to prepare for the inevitable, this book helps readers feel secure that their final directives will be followed. Straightforward, concise and clearly written for everyday people and professionals alike, it offers the most priceless commodity of all: peace of mind. Vital information includes: -- Overview of living trusts and wills -- Fill-in-the-blanks California Statutory Will -- Durable powers of attorney -- California Medical Association's Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions -- Explanation of your right to make decisions about medical treatment -- California Natural Death Act Declarations -- Estate-planning questionnaire -- How to choose an estate-planning attorney
Author: Sana Loue
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2008-01-16
Americans are living longer, and the elder population is growing larger. To meet the ongoing need for quality information on elder health, the Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health combines multiple perspectives to offer readers a more accurate and complete picture of the aging process. The book takes a biopsychosocial approach to the complexities of its subject. In-depth introductory chapters include coverage on a historical and demographic overview of aging in America, a guide to biological changes accompanying aging, an analysis of the diversity of the U.S. elder population, legal issues commonly affecting older adults, and the ethics of using cognitively impaired elders in research. From there, over 425 entries cover the gamut of topics, trends, diseases, and phenomena: -Specific populations, including ethnic minorities, custodial grandparents, and centenarians -Core medical conditions associated with aging, from cardiac and pulmonary diseases to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s -Mental and emotional disorders -Drugs/vitamins/alternative medicine -Disorders of the eyes, feet, and skin -Insomnia and sleep disorders; malnutrition and eating disorders -Sexual and gender-related concerns -And a broad array of social and political issues, including access to care, abuse/neglect, veterans’ affairs, and assisted suicide Entries on not-quite-elders’ concerns (e.g., midlife crisis, menopause) are featured as well. And all chapters and entries include references and resource lists. The Encyclopedia has been developed for maximum utility to clinicians, social workers, researchers, and public health professionals working with older adults. Its multidisciplinary coverage and scope of topics make this volume an invaluable reference for academic and public libraries.
Author: Ira Distenfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2005-04-29
Genre: Business & Economics
WE THE PEOPLE No lawyers. Save money. We The People is America's largest legal document services company. Dedicated to helping every American avoid the high cost of legal fees, We The People gives you the information you need to handle your own legal filings quickly, easily, and inexpensively. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have already liberated themselves from the tyranny of attorneys' fees--and now you can too! We The People's Guide to Estate Planning makes planning for your future as painless as possible--all without the added hassle of hiring a lawyer. This practical, nuts-and-bolts guide covers all the basics of do-it-yourself estate planning, and covers everything you need to know about living trusts, wills, probate, and estate taxes. Extra resources--a glossary of estate planning terminology; a section on frequently asked questions; samples of effective living trusts and a last will and testament; as well as worksheets and essential information on how to settle an estate--make this the best resource available for this important step in planning for the future. You'll have all the information you need to understand the legal language of a will or living trust and learn how to seek state-specific laws and customs so you can tailor your plans accordingly. In addition, you can download sample documents from which you can create your own. Inside, you'll learn all the basics and more: * Whether you need a living trust, a will, or both * Creating a valid last will and testament * Designating a successor trustee or executor to an estate * Deciding who gets what--and making sure they do * Setting up a living trust and funding it with assets * Understanding durable power of attorney documents and living wills * Tax-saving tips that help you leave more for your beneficiaries * Getting to know (in plain English) the legal language of your will or living trust * Where to download sample documents * Settling an estate with or without a valid will or living trust It's important to take care of the ones you love after you're gone. But if your estate planning isn't done clearly, precisely, and legally, you could end up creating more problems for your survivors than you solve. Do it right, do it inexpensively, and do it yourself--with We The People's Guide to Estate Planning.
Author: Linda C. Ashar
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Release Date: 2015-02-06
[This book] will provide all the information you need to choose, set up,and execute a will, trust or estate. You will learn the legal terminology, including beneficiary, probate, trustor, trustee, assets, guardianship, and executor. You will also learn about trust agreements, trust property, settlement costs, life insurance, durable power of attorney, marital deductions, gift splitting, survivorship deeds, gift trax issues, generation skipping transfer tax, tax deferred accounts, and advanc directives. -- back cover.
Author: John Richard Price
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics
A mine of information and expertise packed with valuable practice tips; this is the most current and comprehensive single-volume estate planning resource available. Providing theoretical grounding and a practice-oriented approach, Price shows how to handle the full range of estate planning problems and techniques.
You’re the trustee. Now what? Living trusts are popular estate planning tools, but if you’ve been chosen to serve as a trustee, you’re probably wondering where to begin. The Trustee’s Legal Companion has everything you need to get organized, get started, and get the job done. You’ll learn how to: decide whether to take on the job of trustee set up ongoing trusts for surviving spouses, children, or beneficiaries with special needs invest trust assets get help from lawyers, accountants, financial planners, and other experts handle taxes and prepare accountings work effectively with beneficiaries, and distribute trust property. The authors—attorneys who have helped many a bewildered trustee—show you, step by step, how to administer a living trust with confidence.