Author: Alexander A. Bove, Jr., Esq.
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Release Date: 2005-12-27
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
Author: Martin M. Shenkman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2003-05-05
Genre: Business & Economics
In this balanced handbook, leading tax and estate planning attorney and top-selling author Martin Shenkman presents the simple steps every person should take to protect their hard-earned assets. Includes sample forms.
Author: Alexander A. Bove, Jr.
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2014-09-01
The trust protector is generally regarded as a relatively new position in trust law, and the key feature of the position is that the protector may be granted powers over the trust, which are generally superior to those of the trustee. This places the protector in a position where, by the exercise of his powers, he can cause the trust to adjust to unforeseen changes or new conditions without the need for court action or beneficiary approval. This work takes the firm position that, with only limited exception, the role of the protector is a fiduciary one, imposing on the protector a duty to act in the best interests of the purposes of the trust and the beneficiaries. Unfortunately, a substantial segment of the legal community, as well as the legislative bodies of a number of international jurisdictions, have taken a position that the protector is not a fiduciary, or that he may be declared in the trust not to be a fiduciary, and that the power granted him under the trust may be declared to be personal powers, whether or not such is the case, and thus he would have no liability for his actions or inactions while serving as protector. This “attraction” of providing total exculpation of the protector has effectively engendered a quick acceptance of the position by the bulk of the legal community and even by the legislatures of a number of jurisdictions, though almost totally unsupported by relevant case law. As a result, we have been seeing trusts which incorporate the use of a protector having the power to make critical dispositive and administrative decisions, as well as extensive modifications to the trusts without being exposed to liability for negligence or bad decisions which result in damages. This work will examine in detail the role of the protector of the trust, the relationship between the protector and the trustee, between the protector and the beneficiaries, and the protector’s responsibilities to the purposes of the trust. It will demonstrate with legal support that the role of the protector is not a new role, that, in fact, the protector is simply a new name for the decades-old position of trust “advisor,” and that the trust advisor is consistently regarded as a fiduciary in relevant treatises and has been repeatedly held to be a fiduciary in relevant cases. The discussion will also review and analyze the historical issues and professional commentary relevant to trust law and the role of protector, as well as case decisions in various international jurisdictions which have shed light on the issues and some of the positions taken in the statutes of a number of jurisdictions in the United States and across the world. All legal aspects of the role will be examined, including the rights of the protector, the protector’s relationship to the trustee, and the courts’ regard for and treatment of the position. Further, the work will discuss in detail all of the practical considerations in using a protector, such as selection and special drafting considerations, the use of a protector in a foundation, and, in brief, the numerous tax issues that may apply. The conclusion will be that with only very limited exception, which will be explained, the protector is unquestionably a fiduciary, and just as a trustee, he should be held to fiduciary standards. Accordingly, while it is certainly possible to grant personal powers to an individual under a trust, those powers per se conflict with the duties of a protector. And while it is also possible to reduce the fiduciary liability of a protector to a minimum, it is not possible to eliminate it entirely, regardless of trust language attempting to do so.
Author: Martin M. Shenkman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2003-03-31
Genre: Business & Economics
With Starting a Limited Liability Company you?ll learn how an LLC can work for you and exactly what you need to do to set up and operate one. The updated second edition features completely revised and updated planning strategies, and new chapters on the one-member liability company, estate planning, home businesses, and more. You?ll also find: Expert guidance on applying LLCs to operating a business, estate planning, protecting assets, real estate acquisitions, professional practices, avoiding ancillary probate, and venture capital operations Plans and strategies for converting partnerships into LLCs and combining LLCs and trust planning A detailed glossary, along with checklists and loads of sample legal forms that simplify the process
Author: ADEYEMI OSHUNRINADE [E.JD]
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2011-05-27
Wills and testament, rights of inheritance, and successions are all creations of civil or municipal laws, and accordingly are in all respects regulated by them. What speaks when you are no more is your will; it is the voice that shows your intentions and from it, we may determine how you want your belongings distributed among your loved ones. While wills are essential (most especially for a large estate), not all wills are valid. For a will to qualify for probate, it must satisfy the demands of the law and meet the standard required for wills or else, the will is nothing but a piece of paper. One who leaves behind an invalid will, is not different from one who died intestate (without a will), since the will may not be probated, the default rule takes effect and all real and personal property of the decedent is distributed, according to intestacy law of the jurisdiction involved. It is presumed there is no will, the proper thing is to set aside decedent’s intentions and allow the law to take his position by ensuring proper administration of the estate.
Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2010-01-18
This updated edition of Thomas Nelson’s popular Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts has everything you need to visualize the events, places, and people in the Old and New Testaments. Perfect for small-group leaders, Bible school teachers, or if you’re simply curious about biblical times, Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts provides a visual overview of the Bible in its entirety. Valuable resources include new, full-color, high-resolution maps and charts along with downloadable PDFs for presentations and classes; tables, charts, and diagrams that organize Bible information for ease of learning and memorization; historical articles providing insight into Bible times; and introductions to each book of the Bible.
Author: Graham Virgo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2018-04-12
The Principles of Equity & Trusts offers a refreshing, student-focused approach to a dynamic area of law. In the third edition of his best-selling textbook, Professor Graham Virgo brings his expertise as a teacher to present an engaging, contextual account of the essential principles of trusts and their equitable remedies. Virgo states the law in plain terms before building on an area of debate and encouraging students to fully engage with the inherent issues within the subject. Concise and authoritative analysis enables students to grasp the principles of trusts, develop the confidence to engage fully with the subject area, and excel in their studies. Virgo approaches the topics with unparalleled clarity and provides the academic rigour for which this text has come to be relied upon. Combining expert knowledge and comprehensive coverage, The Principles of Equity & Trusts is the ideal companion to a course in trusts.
This new edition has been considerably revised to take account of recent major statutory and case law developments. The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 introduced a significant improvement in the rights of third parties to enforce contracts. The Trustee Delegation Act 1999 and the Trustee Act 2000 have had a profound effect in updating the law concerning trustees' duties and powers. Important new cases covered include: Foskett v Mckeown (tracing); Pragon Finance Ltd v Thakerar (constructive trusts); Air Jamaica v Charlton (resulting trusts); Choithram International v Pagarani (constitution of trusts); Twinsectra Ltd v Yardley (accessory liability); Wight v Olswang (exclusion clauses); Southwood v AG (charities); Schmidt v Rosewood Trust (disclosure of trust documents); Pennington v Waine (gifts of shares); Le Foe v Le Foe (indirect contributions to family assets); Gwembe Valley Development Co Ltd v Koshy (limitation periods); Duggan v Governor of Full Sutton Prison (intention to create a trust); OT Computers Ltd v First National Tricity Finance Ltd (certainty of objects), and many more. Each chapter includes an exposition of the fundamental principles of trusts law in a readable and intelligible form, supplemented by extracts from judgments of leading cases. References to other relevant cases, statutes, articles and official reports are also incorporated where appropriate.
Everyone has an inner voice that tells them important things they have no other way of knowing. A select few have learned how to tune in to that voice and use its wisdom to avoid disaster, heal their bodies and minds, and make contact with other minds and spirits. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Psychic Intuition, Third Edition, uses a hands-on approach to psychic development for beginners, taking readers from a basic introduction to various psychic abilities through to using their own psychic powers to perform psychic readings for others and solve their own problems. In it, readers learn the potential of psychic intuition and how to use it in their lives. Topics covered include: ·Discovering what psychic intuition is and what a psychic can tell someone about themselves ·Assessing their current psychic abilities ·Trusting their instincts and developing psychic awareness ·Learning about the mind-body connection and how to use psychic power to heal themselves and others ·Exploring what can be learned from altered states of consciousness, such as hypnosis, visions, dreams, and telepathy ·Knowing things before they happen ·Recalling past-life experiences ·Seeing, hearing, feeling, and knowing messages that others do not perceive ·Learning how use the tools of the psychic trade and how to give a psychic reading ·Combining all they have learned about intuition to get the things they really want in life
Author: Paul S. Davies
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-09-28
Equity & Trusts: Text, Cases, and Materials provides a comprehensive guide to trusts and equity in a single volume. Drawing on a judiciously balanced selection of case extracts, journal articles, and academic writing, Davies and Virgo present their authoritative commentary on the law with clarity and rigour. The text guides students through the key legal principles of each case, utilizing supporting learning features to highlight important aspects and help develop students' independent research skills. Central Issues boxes introduce each chapter to identify the key themes examined and scenario-based questions frame the law in a practical context, encouraging students to think creatively around the subject and assess their own understanding. Equity & Trusts: Text, Cases, and Materials offers an holistic approach to the study of equity and trusts. Using their unrivalled teaching experience, the authors bring together an expertly selected collection of cases and legal scholarship to present a text that is firmly student-focused and designed to help students fully grasp the key concepts and achieve the best possible results. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre offers updates to the law post-publication and supporting answer guidance to the end of chapter questions.
Author: Harold D. Underdown
Release Date: 2008-05-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
'Honest and precise, everything about writing for children there is to know.' Jane Yolen, author Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition. - Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to", plus revision and updates throughout. - Offers practical advice on getting started and on dealing with out-of-print books. - Covers picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, middle-grade and young novels, and common formats and genres. - Reveals what happens inside a children's publishing company, and provides guidance in working with an editor. - Sample cover and query letters, manuscript format, glossary, and recommended resources in an extensive appendix. - Plus information on agents, contracts, copyright, marketing and more.
Author: Mark Gordon
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics
Currently, there are nearly 200 publicly traded real estate investment trusts (more commonly referred to as REITs) in operation in the United Sates with a combined $500 billion in assets. An estimated two-thirds of REITS are traded on national stock exchanges. A REIT is a real estate company that offers its shares to the public. By doing so, a REIT stock becomes like any other stock that represents the holder s ownership in a business. However, REITs have two distinct features: REITs manage groups of income-producing properties and must distribute 90 percent of profits as dividends. The Complete Guide to Investing in REITs will teach you everything you need to know about REITs and how you can earn high rates of return. In this book, you will learn about publicly and privately held REITs, Net Asset Value (NAV), Adjusted Funds From Operations (AFFO), Cash Available for Distribution (CAD), the benefits associated with REITS, dividend reinvestment programs (DRiPs), capitalization rate, equitization, leverage, positive spread investing, securitization, and straight-lining. You will also learn about equity, mortgage, and hybrid REITs and the more specific types, including residential, office, industrial, and retail. The Complete Guide to Investing in REITs will walk you through finding the appropriate REIT for you. This book will also teach you how to manage your REIT, how to limit your personal risk, how to understand REIT performance, and how to analyze REITs. By reading this book, you will know and understand the pitfalls of investing in REITs, you will know how REITs behave as an investment class and how to best integrate them into your portfolio, and you will know what economic issues affect real estate and the effects these have on REITs. This book is not merely for the novice investor who wants to learn everything possible about real estate investment trusts; professional investors, financial planners, and investment advisors will also find valuable information in this book. Ultimately, The Complete Guide to Investing in REITs will help you stabilize and grow your portfolio and earn high rates of return by providing you with vital information and practical guidance. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Knowledge from the very start. Bringing a child into the world is the most momentous time of one's life. Now parents can have the most up-to-date information on what to expect from the nine months of pregnancy and the entire process of childbirth. Written by an experienced OB-GYN and mother, with a reassuring tone, the latest edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Pregnancy and Childbirth includes: ?A new focus on "green" pregnancies and childbirth ?The latest information on screenings, guidelines for vaccination, and more ? "Daddy Alert" sidebars provided throughout to include the father during pregnancy and childbirth
Author: Alastair Hudson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2008
Understanding Equity and Trusts is a sister text to Alastair Hudson's leading textbook Equity and Trusts, that gives those unfamiliar with the subject a clear, accessible, readable and comprehensive overview of the main themes in this dynamic area of the law. Whether used at the beginning of studying this field, as an aid to study or in the period before examinations, this book provides the reader with an invaluable grounding in all of the key principles of equity and the law of trusts. This book covers all of the topics that a student reader will encounter in any trusts law or general equity course. The text deals with express trusts, resulting and constructive trusts, the duties of trustees, breach of trust and tracing, commercial uses of trusts, charities, pensions, trusts of homes and equitable remedies. The third edition has been revised and updated to include new material on investing trusts and trustee's duties and the material on charities has been substantially rewritten in the light of the Charities Act 2006. The law of trusts is built on simple basic principles. The approach of this book is to begin with a clear presentation of those principles before guiding the reader through the more complex issues which are the feature of examinations in this subject. The lively text includes a large number of straightforward examples to make the discussion of the general law more accessible.