Author: Stuart Hollander
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Business & Economics
Whether you’re a parent planning to pass on a cottage to your children, someone who has inherited a cabin with your siblings or other relatives, or someone who is thinking about buying a vacation home, you want to know how to keep the property in the family—and avoid squabbles over it. This book tells you how. You’ll find out how to: Prevent a family member from forcing a sale of the cottage. Keep your cottage out of the hands of in-laws and creditors. Develop a legal structure to take care of the business of ownership, freeing you and your family to enjoy your precious time at the cottage. Make a smooth transition from one generation’s ownership to the next. Saving the Family Cottage explains the problems that almost always pop up when family members with different interests and financial situations inherit a vacation home together. And it offers solutions for families who want to preserve this valuable asset for generations to come.
Author: Stuart Hollander
Release Date: 2013-03-11
Genre: Business & Economics
Now published by Nolo, Saving the Family Cottage is written in plain English by estate planning and succession attorney-experts Stuart Hollander and David S. Fry, to help you plan to pass on your vacation home and keep it in the family. Complete with real-world examples and stories of cottage "wars" gone awry, this book breaks down the essentials for passing your cottage to the next generation. Find out how to: -figure out which estate planning entity is right for you and your family -develop a cottage schedule -deal with co-owners who fail to pay their assessments -decide whether to establish an endowment -allocate control between and within generations of owners Although the term "cottage" is used throughout, the practical advice from the authors applies to any property that a family wants to retain. With information for owners, attorneys and financial planners, this guide to succession planning makes a complex problem understandable and offers concrete solutions to what can be a delicate family matter. This edition acknowledged the addition of Attorney David S. Fry as an author of the book and successor to the author's cottage law practice. The updated edition is now published by Nolo and has been revised to include the latest state and federal rules that apply to vacation home owners, including fully up-to-date estate tax information.
Author: Stuart Hollander Attorney
Release Date: 2009-04-22
Genre: Business & Economics
Keep your vacation home in the family with the definitive guide to succession planning. Now published by Nolo, Saving the Family Cottage is written in plain English by estate planning and succession attorney-experts Stuart Hollander and David S. Fry, to help you plan to pass on your vacation home and keep it in the family. Complete with real-world examples and stories of cottage "wars" gone awry, this book breaks down the essentials for passing your cottage to the next generation. Find out how to: figure out which estate planning entity is right for you and your family develop a cottage schedule deal with co-owners who fail to pay their assessments decide whether to establish an endowment allocate control between and within generations of owners Although the term "cottage" is used throughout, the practical advice from the authors applies to any property that a family wants to retain. With information for owners, attorneys and financial planners, this guide to succession planning makes a complex problem understandable and offers concrete solutions to what can be a delicate family matter. The 3rd edition acknowledged the addition of Attorney David S. Fry as an author of the book and successor to the author's cottage law practice. The updated 3rd edition is now published by Nolo and has been revised to include the latest state and federal rules that apply to vacation home owners, including fully up-to-date estate tax information.
Author: Richard Barnes Attorney
Release Date: 2009-05-07
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.
"Suddenly Single provides divorced or widowed women with essential information that can transform their lives. The book should be viewed as an essential survival kit for all suddenly singles." --Dr. Christopher Hayes Executive Director, National Center for Women and Retirement. "This book will help you protect the assets you have, pay the bills, organize your income, and--maybe--eventually come to believe you can survive the grief and be a wiser person for it." --Marthy Priddy Patterson Author, The Working Woman's Guide to Retirement Planning. "This is the personal finance book for women. Whether you are married, divorced, widowed, or single, you should read Suddenly Single and use the advice and guidance today that this book provides." --Ronald W. Roge, MS, CFP President R. W. Roge & Company, Inc., Financial & Investment Advisory Firm. "I have spoken to many women whose financial lives have been devastated by divorce or widowhood. Now, with Suddenly Single, there's an excellent resource to help them financially through the difficult transition." --Gerri Detweiler Author, The Ultimate Credit Handbook.
Author: Laura Vanderkam
Release Date: 2018-05-29
Genre: Business & Economics
"I well recall a conversation with an executive I hoped to interview about her astonishing productivity. I began our call with an assurance that I would not take much of her time. She laughed. 'Oh, I have all the time in the world,' she said." Most of us feel constantly behind, unsure how to escape feeling oppressed by busyness. Laura Vanderkam, unlike other time-management gurus, believes that in order to get more done, we must first feel like we have all the time in the world. Think about it: why haven't you trained for that 5K or read War and Peace? Probably because you feel beaten down by all the time you don't seem to have. In this book, Vanderkam reveals the seven counter-intuitive principles the most time-free people have adopted. She teaches mindset shifts to help you feel calm on the busiest days and tools to help you get more done without feeling overwhelmed. You'll meet people such as... An elementary school principal who figured out how to spend more time mentoring teachers, and less time supervising the cafeteria An executive who builds lots of meeting-free space into his calendar, despite managing teams across multiple continents A CEO who does focused work in a Waffle House early in the morning, so he can keep an open door and a relaxed mindset all day An artist who overcame a creative block, and reached new heights of productivity, by being more gentle with herself, rather than more demanding The strategies in this book can help if your life feels out of control, but they can also help if you want to take your career, your relationships, and your personal happiness to the next level. Vanderkam has packed this book with insights from busy yet relaxed professionals, including "time makeovers" of people who are learning how to use these tools. Off the Clock can inspire the rest of us to create lives that are not only productive, but enjoyable in the moment.
Paired Passages for grade 6 offers pairs of nonfiction and fiction passages for students to compare and contrast. Aligned to state standards, students will read high-interest passages about topics such as Black Beauty, chess, American football, campsite wildlife, unexpected snow, and more. --Help your students meet rigorous college- and career-ready expectations by improving reading comprehension skills. Paired Passages helps students meet and exceed reading standards by teaching them to compare and contrast fiction with nonfiction, fiction with fiction, and nonfiction with nonfiction. When students finish reading a pair of passages, they will rely on the text to complete the accompanying questions and activities. --The Paired Passages series for grades 1 to 6 improves reading comprehension skills by providing passages for students to compare, contrast, and synthesize. Filled with content that appeals to todayÕs learners, the passages represent a variety of genres such as literature (narrative, poetry, realistic fiction, and more), social studies, and science. Each topic features a pair of passages and is followed by two pages of text-dependent questions and activities. By using this research-based instructional approach, you are preparing students for a successful academic journey this year and for years to come.
When you’re getting divorced, you can make a tough time easier for your children (and yourself) if you and the other parent can create your own custody plan and agree on child support. If you can’t work out custody and support, you’ll have to head to court and ask a judge to step in Either way, Nolo’s Essential Guide to Child Custody & Support can help. You’ll learn: how negotiation and mediation can keep costs down, ease the transition for kids, and improve future dealings with your ex where to find your state’s child support guidelines how judges make custody decisions how to enforce and change custody and support orders how court trials work what military families need to know when you need a lawyer and how to work with one You’ll also find specifics about each state’s laws, including what factors courts consider when they rule on custody arrangements, what happens when one parent wants to move away with the children, and how you can change custody or support orders.
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.
Author: Hayley Stevenson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2017-10-31
Genre: Political Science
Concern about humanity's impact on the planet has never been greater, but what are the drivers of environmental change? This wide-ranging introductory textbook outlines the competing explanations of why environmental problems occur and examines the different political approaches taken to address them. Adopting a case study approach, Hayley Stevenson enables students to gain a detailed understanding of how theories and concepts are applied in practice. Diverse perspectives on a variety of contemporary environmental challenges, from climate change to hazardous waste, as well as various responses, from multilateral diplomacy to consumer-focused campaigns, provide students with an in-depth understanding of the merits and limitations of different forms of political action. Refined on the basis of classroom feedback, features include textboxes, key points, a glossary of key terms, questions, further reading suggestions and supplementary online resources. This lively book is an essential resource for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses on global environmental politics and environmental policy.
Author: Kevin Urbatsch
Release Date: 2017-04-05
Special Needs Trusts shows you how to leave any amount of money to your disabled loved one -- without jeopardizing government benefits. It provides plain-English information and forms you need to create a special needs trust. Funds in a special needs trust can make a big difference in quality of life by paying for: annual independent check-ups personal care attendant or escort vehicles and transportation insurance rehabilitation essential dietary needs materials for recreation trips or vacations entertainment athletic training or competitions, and much more. Special Needs Trusts also provides a formal letter to the trustee, which explains this very important role, and a personal letter to the trustee, which provides crucial information about your loved one. Author Kevin Urbastch gives you an experienced perspective about when to make a special needs trust on your own and when to seek the services of an attorney. This edition has been thoroughly revised to provide: current eligibility requirements for government benefits helpful resources a new chapter on letters of intent a new chapter on ABLE accounts
Author: Nikki Koski
Publisher: Self-Counsel Press
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Genre: House & Home
The Cottage Rules sets out no-nonsense, easy-to-use guidelines for cottage owners who share ownership with others. It deals with everything from succession to laundry. The rules work to prevent conflicts, so that your relationship with your partners can be either as close or as distant as you desire. This book shows cottage owners how to manage their cottage like a business, which in turn prevents disputes and frees their time and energy so they can use it to enjoy the cottage. With four cornerstones to the system (meetings, bookings, banking, and work weekends), the rules are easy to implement, flexible, and reliable. The Cottage Rules can help owners attain their dream of peaceful cottage ownership.
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.