American Bar Association Guide to Wills and Estates, Fourth Edition An Interactive Guide to Preparing Your Wills, Estates, Trusts, and Taxes

ISBN-10: 0375723854

ISBN-13: 9780375723858

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The American Bar Association Guide to Wills & Estates, Fourth Edition, is the user-friendly guide that contains everything you need to know about planning an estate and preparing a will. It is organized in easy-to-follow chapters with sidebars containing tips, checklists, and key information, encouraging you to begin the process quickly and easily.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• Transfer property without a will with substitutes such as life insurance and joint tenancy• Understand the benefits of living gifts and life insurance, among many other topics The Fourth edition features new and updated topics, such as:• Life-threatening and chronic illnesses• Incorporating your religious beliefs into your estate plan  • Assisted reproduction and its resulting estate planning implications• Civil unions and same-sex marriages• Elder abuse and care• Information about Roth IRAs in estate plans• The impact of digital assets on estate planning
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Publisher: Diversified Publishing
Publication date: 1/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

First Steps
Why You Should Plan Your Estate: How You Can Save Money and Be Sure You've Done It Right
Getting Started: Don't Procrastinate
Transferring Property Without a Will: You Have Many Ways of Getting Money to People Without Fuss or Delay
Lots of Little "Wills": Your Guide to Will Substitutes
Life Insurance: An Old Standby Has Lots of Uses
Joint Tenancy: It's Easy and Cheap-but Watch Out for Pitfalls
Wills: What Should Be in Yours?
Wills 101: The Basics
What Goes in the Will: What to Put In and What to Leave Out
After the Will Is Written: Follow These Steps to Be Sure Your Will Does the Job
Trusts and Living Trusts: They Can Do a Lot-but They're Not for Everyone
How Trusts Work: A Quick Look at a Misunderstood Tool
Do You Need a Trust?: As Usual in the Law, It Depends
Living Trusts 101: The Basics
Setting Up a Living Trust: Your Guide to Doing It Right
Putting the Tools to Work: Some Tips for People with Particular Needs
Providing for the Kids: Tips for Every Age of Offspring
Married… With or Without Children: Most of Us Want to See That Our Spouse Is Taken Care of, but How?
Splitting Up: Divorce and Remarriage
Beyond Convention: No Two Families Are the Same
Estate Planning for Those with Chronic Illness
Estate Planning for Business Owners: The Law Gives You Lots of Options-but You Have to Use Them Well
Providing Income for Your Final Years: Estate Planning and Retirement
Controlling Costs in Your Final Years: Paying for Long-Term Care
Death and Taxes: Strategies for Holding On to As Much As You Can
Death and Taxes: Trying to Make Sense Out of Rules That Keep Changing
Tax Planning 101: Trusts
Tax Planning 102: The Benefits of Living Gifts and Life Insurance
When You Can't Make the Decision: Confronting Your Biggest Fear Now Can Make a Big Difference Later
Delegating Decisions: Advance Directives
Planning for End-of-Life Decisions: Living Wills and Organ Donation
Putting the Plan into Action After Your Death: Steps You Can Take Now to Help Your Survivors
Easing the Burden on Your Family: There's a Lot You Can Do to Help-Now
Choosing the Executor: Some Tips on Getting the Right Person
Trustees: You Can Choose a Person or a Company to Get the Job Done
Probate: A Quick Primer on How It's Done
Where Do You Go From Here?
Estate-Planning Checklist
Sample Basic Will (Annotated)
Health-Care Advance Directive
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