Protect and Enhance Your Estate Definitive Strategies for Estate and Wealth Planning

ISBN-10: 0071787895
ISBN-13: 9780071787895
Edition: 3rd 2012
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Description: “Our #1 choice in estate planning books.”–Ken & Daria DolanThe bestselling guide to securing a sound financial future for you and your loved ones—updated for uncertain timesIn our time of political, social, and economic upheaval, taking steps to  More...

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List price: $49.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 2/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

“Our #1 choice in estate planning books.”–Ken & Daria DolanThe bestselling guide to securing a sound financial future for you and your loved ones—updated for uncertain timesIn our time of political, social, and economic upheaval, taking steps to protect your estate isn’t enough to provide peace of mind for you or financial security for your loved ones. Given these new levels of uncertainty, you need to reduce risk by using life insurance and other financial products to fund estate planning.This new, fully updated edition of the estate planning classic helps you take your estate planning to the next level. In addition to all the basics on wills, jointly held property, taxation, and philanthropy,Protect and Enhance Your Estatecovers the latest developments regarding:Disability planningLiving trustsAsset protectionFamily limited partnershipsProper use of life and long-term care insurance

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

Acknowledgments
Introduction
What Is Estate Planning?
It's More than Money
Title
How do you own it?
Jointly Held Property
Common but Complicated
Disability
Living Longer offers new Planning Challenges
No Estate Plan?
Big Brother has one for you
Wills
what are they?
More on Wills
They're not all they're Cracked Up to Be
Probate
Red Tape that can be Avoided
The Federal Estate Tax
The Final Sting
The Unified System
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul
The Gift Tax
The Manner of Giving is worth more than the Gift
The Marital Deduction
Federal Recognition of a Spouse's Efforts
Community Property
Maverick Law in Maverick States
State Death Taxes
States need Revenue too
Step-Up in Basis at Death
It almost pays to Die
Trusts
The Estate Planner's Golf Clubs
The Revocable Living Trust
The Foundation of Estate Planning
Funding a Revocable Living Trust
Placing all your Eggs in One Basket
Trustees
Superagents
Giving Property to Minors
Young Ones are Tough to give to
Planning for Children
Beliefs and Caring Can Survive Death
Per Stirpes versus Per Capita
Serious Latin
Generation Skipping
Geometrically Increasing Your Estate
Disinheriting a Spouse
Spouses have Rights too
Planning for a Spouse
An Incredible Number of Choices
Planning for Unmarried Couples
Protecting the Rights of Both Parties
Life Insurance
Estate Planning Fuel
Life Insurance
What Kind of Fuel do you Need?
Life Insurance
How Much Fuel do you Need?
The Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust
Having your Cake and Eating it too
Some Estate Planning Solutions
Techniques and Gimmicks that do not always work
Freezing Techniques
Putting Your Estate in Cold Storage
Discounting the Value of your Estate
Reduce Value-and Taxes-by Restructuring your Assets
Protecting Your Assets
Safety from Unexpected Liability
Loans to Family Members
It's Hard to be your Family's Banker
Sales to Family Members
Caveat Emptor
Private Annuities and Self-Canceling Installment Notes
The Ultimate Gamble
Personal Residence Trusts
Give the House, but not your Home
Retirement Planning
Long Life Deserves Good Planning
Special Use Valuation
Keeping the Farm in the Family
Using Assets of a Corporation to Pay Death Costs
Trading Dollars for Stock
Giving it to Charity
Good Works Deserve Good Benefits
An Estate Planning Summary
Protecting and Enhancing Your Estate
Getting Organized
Federal Estate and Gift Tax Tables
Spouses Have Rights Too
Estate Planning History
Index

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