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Wills and Trusts Kit For Dummies


Wills and Trusts Kit For Dummies


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von: Aaron Larson

17,99 €

Verlag: For Dummies
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 09.03.2009
ISBN/EAN: 9780470507711
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 384

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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.
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Your Will or Trust 7 Chapter 1: Ensuring That Your Last Wishes Are Honored 9 Chapter 2: Making Crucial Decisions 25 Chapter 3: Gathering Pertinent Information 39 Chapter 4: Planning Your Bequests 49 Chapter 5: Providing for Your Children and Dependents 67 Chapter 6: Dipping into Your Pocket: The Tax Man (and Others) 75 Part II: Everything You Need to Know about Wills 93 Chapter 7: Writing and Signing a Will 95 Chapter 8: Navigating the Land Mines 111 Chapter 9: When You Already Have a Will 127 Chapter 10: Estate Administration: What Happens in Probate Court 137 Part III: Trust Me! How Trusts Work 149 Chapter 11: The Anatomy of a Trust 151 Chapter 12: Dead or Alive: Picking Your Trust 163 Chapter 13: When You Already Have a Trust 183 Part IV: Carrying Out the Intent of Your Will and Trust 193 Chapter 14: Planning for Your Incapacity 195 Chapter 15: Those Cushy Retirement Funds 217 Chapter 16: Life Insurance: Making Sure It Doesn’t Backfire 229 Chapter 17: Your Castle: How It’s Owned Makes a Huge Difference 241 Part V: The Part of Tens 257 Chapter 18: Ten Common Will Mistakes 259 Chapter 19: Ten Reasons to Have a Trust 267 Chapter 20: Ten Tax Traps to Avoid When Planning Your Estate 273 Part VI: Appendixes 281 Appendix A: State Signing Requirements 283 Appendix B: State Inheritance Taxes 307 Appendix C: Estate Planning Questionnaire 311 Appendix D: About the CD 333 Index 337
Aaron Larson is an attorney practicing law in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he lives with his wife and daughter. After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School, Aaron started practice as a quintessential small town lawyer, providing legal services that included estate planning, probate, and guardianship services. He subsequently worked for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he developed professional education programs for lawyers in areas including estate planning, litigation, and family law. His present legal practice focuses on civil appeals. He operates the ExpertLaw Web site (www.expertlaw.com), offering free legal information and assistance to consumers, as well as resources for legal professionals.
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

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