The American Bar Association Guide to Wills & Estates

The American Bar Association Guide to Wills & Estates

Everything You Need to Know About Wills, Estates, Trusts & Taxes

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Random House, Inc.
The American Bar Association Guide to Wills & Estates, Third Edition, contains everything you need to know about planning an estate, preparing a will or trust, and minimizing inheritance taxes. It is organized in easy-to-follow chapters with sidebars containing tips, checklists, and key information.

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
• Change plans if the law or your circumstances change
• Transfer property without a will with substitutes such as life insurance and joint tenancy
• Understand the benefits of living gifts and life insurance
• Choose an executor and trustee
• Guard against a will being contested

Baker & Taylor
Features all the necessary information for planning an estate and preparing a will.

Book News
This third edition of a guide to wills and estates takes into account the latest changes in the law, especially in the area of estate taxes. It walks reads step by step through compiling information on what is owned, deciding who to leave property to, dealing with special personal and familial circumstances that would affect a plan, minimizing taxes, and legal tools for when you can no longer speak for yourself. Numerous sidebars contain tips, warnings, terms, and Q&As. Examples are drawn from real life, but with often humorous names, like Darren and Samantha from Bewitched. Appendices offer a checklist, sample documents, and a health-care advance directive form. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Random House Reference, c2009
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780375722998
0375722998
9780375722998
Characteristics: xvii, 366 p. : forms ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: American Bar Association

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