A Lawyer S Guide To Estate Planning

Author by : L. Rush Hunt
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Bar Association
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Description : This book provides an introduction to the basics of estate planning and will make this area of the law more accessible to the nonspecialist.


Ultimate Guide To Estate Planning

Author by : Jeff Kikel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 79
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Description : We get it. You know that you need an Estate Plan. However, it is a scary, expensive, and confusing process. You don't know where to start, whom to go to, and what needs to be done. What have you done up to the point? Nothing correct? You are not alone. A survey done by internet law firm Rocket Lawyer found that 51% of Americans age 35-50 do not even have a simple will. The scarier statistic is that 65% of baby boomers do not have a basic Estate Plan. So where do you start? If you look at some of the other books available that are written by lawyers and legal services, look more like a legal textbook than a helpful guide. That is where this book differs. Written by veteran Financial Planner and author Jeff Kikel, this book takes you through the Estate Planning process in a simple and direct way that you can understand and implement. Jeff shares stories from his past clients, the mistakes that were made and how you can implement strategies to avoid these mistakes on your own. In this book you will learn: *What an Estate Plan is so you can implement this without confusion, which means your family will be protected.*The Five Components of an Estate Plan that you need to have which means you will be protected from most of the legal risks that you can encounter.* How to find an Attorney that will help you correctly complete this plan which means you can trust that the documents and estate plan process are done correctly the first time. * How to prepare for your appointment so that you are prepared for your appointment and will not feel stupid.* How to have a meeting with your family so that you can communicate your plan with them, avoiding hard feelings and miscommunication. If you are looking for a book to guide you through the process of estate planning, this is the Ultimate Guide to help you through the process


The Complete Guide To Planning Your Estate In Texas

Author by : Linda C. Ashar
Languange : en
Publisher by : Atlantic Publishing Company
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Description : What happens to your estate after you are gone is very much within your control. Estate planning is not only for the wealthy; it is for everyone. It is simply the process of deciding where your assets are to be distributed after your death. For those people who wish to preserve their assets for designated purposes — such as family or special charities — it becomes necessary to make special advance preparations. To ensure your assets are protected and final wishes are carried out, there are some common actions that should be taken now. Proper estate planning allows you to plan for yourself and your loved ones without giving up control of your affairs. Your estate plan should also allow for the possibility of your own disability. It should detail what you own and whom you want to leave it to at a time of your choosing and the way you want. Your estate plan should include fully disclosed, controlled costs for you and your loved ones. The last thing you want to worry about is having your estate drained of value through taxes and legal costs. The right plan can protect the value of your estate and spare your loved ones unnecessary hassles and legal conflicts. The Complete Guide to Planning Your Estate in Texas will help you glide through this complicated process. This new book has been adapted to offer Texas residents state-specific advice for estate planning. Author Linda C. Ashar, Attorney at Law, has crafted an estate planning primer, allowing Texas residents to become more informed and more involved during the process. Many books on estate planning indicate you do not need the services of an attorney, but this book highly recommends using an attorney versed in this area: You should not go through the process alone. This book is intended explain the complicated issues, terminology, and planning strategies of estate planning so when you do meet with a qualified attorney, you will be well prepared. You will understand the legal terms and be ready to discuss issues and strategies with familiarity, saving you time and legal fees and ensuring peace of mind. Texas -specific information is offered throughout this book, including: Texas’s probate code; Texas rules, regulations, and laws specific to estate planning; elements of a valid Texas will; planning your living will in Texas; explanations of Texas laws regarding durable health care power of attorneys, do not resuscitate (DNR) orders, and directives to withhold CPR. The book’s easy-to-understand context clarifies this complicated and sensitive subject and gives readers the power to take control of their future. This book also offers an overview of abatement rules, settlement costs, guardianship and minor children, executors and trustees, life insurance, potential long-term care needs, marital deductions, types of trusts, gift splitting, survivorship deeds, 529 plans, reducing or eliminating estate taxes, avoiding tax on life insurance, using insurance to pay estate taxes, gift tax issues, generation skipping transfer tax, and tax-deferred accounts. Estate planning should be a positive experience. It involves reviewing your situation and planning for your future. Although few people want to think about the possibility of disability or disease, advance planning is also a way to show your love and to reduce potential distress later. Other books offer a non-state-specific overview of estate planning, causing many readers to be misinformed about rules and regulations particular to their state; but, this new book provides information Texas residents need to know. Do not get outdated or wrong information that does not pertain to you specifically. Use this new book to craft an estate plan that is not only legally sound but also fully carries out your last wishes and protects your loved ones.


Family Estate Planning Guide

Author by : Frederick K. Hoops
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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American Bar Association Guide To Wills And Estates Fourth Edition

Author by : American Bar Association
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House Reference
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Total Read : 13
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Description : 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


Wills And Estate Planning For Canadians For Dummies

Author by : Margaret Kerr
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Total Read : 53
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Description : Wills & Estate Planning For Canadians For Dummies walks you through the steps of planning your estate. This friendly guide will help you Reduce the tax you or your estate will pay Plan for your children's future Leave a charitable legacy Decipher the legal lingo in wills Prepare a living will to ensure you get the treatment you want Hire an estate planning team that will meet your needs Through practical advice from expert authors, this book helps you ensure that your affairs are in order, and your loved ones will be looked after.


Estate Planning In Plain English

Author by : Leonard D. DuBoff
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Total Read : 96
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Description : "An invaluable tool to help you collect the information your attorney needs." —Michael Cragun, Utah State Tax Commissioner An Accessible Guide to Estate Planning With Estate Planning (in Plain English)®, readers will learn to comprehend the legal jargon and navigate the complex rules involved in preparing one’s estate. The authors provide clear information and cite actual cases to help readers approach the process with the confidence and knowledge they need to make the best decisions for their heirs. Chapters discuss important topics such as: Estate plans, wills, and a variety of trusts Guardians, powers of attorney, advance directives, and other essential documents Life insurance Digital assets Gifts Tax considerations Avoiding probate Identifying and caring for estate property Settling business assets Finding a lawyer An invaluable reference for those preparing their estates and for their families, Estate Planning (in Plain English)®will enable readers to take the necessary steps to preserve their legacies.


You Only Die Once

Author by : Jeffrey Althaus
Languange : en
Publisher by : Althaus Law, LLC
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Total Read : 61
Total Download : 481
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Description : This book was written with an eye toward simplicity and keeping it easy to understand for everyone. It will be your guide to understanding what estate planning is, what documents make up a good plan, how those documents work, and what happens if you don't have a plan in place.


J K Lasser Proestate And Business Succession Planning

Author by : Russell J. Fishkind
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Total Read : 36
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Description : EFFECTIVE ESTATE AND BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLANNING UNDER THE NEW TAX LAW A properly designed and implemented estate and/or business succession plan is key to providing for and protecting loved ones in the most tax-efficient manner possible. A team of advisors must be assembled from the disciplines of law, insurance, finance, accounting, and tax in order to create a plan that optimizes planning opportunities incorporating both the current state of law with the current state of one’s mind. J.K. Lasser Pro Estate and Business Succession Planning, Second Edition provides you with a unique and comprehensive analysis of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, the new retirement distribution rules, Section 529 education plans, and split dollar insurance guidelines. It can help professionals and experienced individuals alike take advantage of opportunities presented by the new tax law, avoid common mistakes, and understand complex estate and business succession planning techniques. Written by two attorneys who specialize in estate planning matters, this easy-to-read book provides you with complete information and strategies for a variety of issues including: How to plan in light of the phased-in provisions of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 Top twenty factors to consider when creating one’s Will, as well as creating a Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy Annual Exclusion and Exemption Equivalent Planning Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts and Crummey Notices Charitable Remainder Trusts and Foundations Family Limited Partnerships Business Succession Planning Techniques Split Dollar Plans Section 529 education plans Retirement distribution rules Self-Canceling Installment Notes Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts GRITs, GRATs, and GRUTs And this is just a sampling of the expertise that the authors provide in a truly unique and understandable text. J.K. Lasser Pro Estate and Business Succession Planning, Second Edition contains all you need to make the most of the new tax law while navigating this complex area, and shows you how to protect and provide for loved ones for generations to come. Please visit our Web site at www.jklasser.com


The Savvy Client S Guide To Trusts

Author by : Mary L. Barrow
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 77
Total Download : 850
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Description : Should you have a trust as part of your estate plan? Would you like to be well-informed and confident before you meet with your attorney? In this second volume of the Savvy Client Series, attorney Mary L. Barrow answers your questions about trusts in a practical, easy-to-understand way. The Savvy Client is you!


The Trustee S Legal Companion

Author by : Liza Hanks
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 86
Total Download : 466
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Description : Millions of Americans have created living trusts over the past couple of decades, giving little or no thought to what the successor trustee will have to do when the time comes. This book shows every trustee how to handle paperwork, keep beneficiaries informed, and get help from experts if necessary.


Plan Your Estate

Author by : Denis Clifford
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 76
Total Download : 561
File Size : 42,9 Mb
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Description : This book provides the information and encouragement you need to create an estate plan that's right for you. It shows you how to protect your property, provide for children, avoid probate and plan for incapacity. The information in this book will help you formulate your plan and will save you time and money, whether you create your own estate plan or go to a lawyer for assistance.


The Ultimate Guide To Estate Planning In Louisiana

Author by : Myrna Arroyo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Total Read : 54
Total Download : 421
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Description : The information Louisiana families need to protect the people they love and the assets they've earned. This book reveals the most common estate planning mistakes wealthy families make and how to avoid them. Also includes powerful estate planning strategies to protect your family. Includes information on wills, living trusts, planning for special needs children, incapacity planning, powers of attorney, living wills and health care directives.


A Modern Approach To Wills Administration And Estate Planning With Precedents

Author by : Christopher Whitehouse
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jordan Publishing (GB)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 97
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Description : Written by leading lawyers in the field, this popular guide to the tax-efficient drafting of wills, estate planning and administration provides practitioners with help and guidance on everyday estate planning and will drafting and discusses the typical problems and pitfalls that may be encountered in practice. The precedents have been carefully selected to deal in a straightforward fashion with common needs of clients.The book begins by looking at the essential legal framework of wills, trusts and taxation through a combination of detailed and authoritative commentary, worked examples and expertly drafted precedents. It then examines specific topics including: transferable nil rate band, using IPDIs, provision for children, pilot trusts, gifts, APR and BPR, obtaining the grant, instruments of variation and disclaimer, constituting and administering the will, and tax efficient administration.This edition has been extensively revised and includes four new chapters:Notes for the Will DraftsmanGifts to Charity and the Reduced IHT RateObtaining the GrantConstituting and Administering the WillThe authors’ narrative commentary is supplemented by 40 precedents which are included on an accompanying CD-ROM, allowing users to download and adapt each document as necessary.


Baby Boomers Guide To Trusts

Author by : Harry Margolis
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 18
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Description : Trusts are the Swiss army knife of estate planning-they are versatile tools that can be used to achieve many different goals. But few non-professionals understand how they work. Written by elder law and estate planning expert Harry S. Margolis, The Baby Boomers Guide to Trusts: Your All-Purpose Estate Planning Tool answers the many questions trust grantors, beneficiaries and trustees have, including: - What distributions can you or must you make? - How is the trust taxed? - What fees may the trustee charge? - Who has a right to accounts? - How can a trust help you meet your tax, asset protection, and long-term care planning goals? Featuring practical advice and easy-to-follow examples gleaned from the author's 30-plus years of experience in elder law and estate planning and questions posed by consumers on his website, AskHarry.info, The Baby Boomers Guide to Trusts: Your All-Purpose Estate Planning Tool will help you know when to use a trust in your estate planning, how to manage it as trustees, and your rights as a beneficiary.


Estate Planning For Dummies

Author by : N. Brian Caverly
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Total Read : 56
Total Download : 176
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Description : If you’re like most people, you want to be sure that, once you’ve passed on, no more of your property and money will be lost to the government than is absolutely necessary. You want to know that you’ll be leaving your heirs your assets and not your debts. You want to be absolutely certain that your will is ship-shape, your insurance policies are structured properly, and that every conceivable hole in your estate plan has been filled. And most of all, you’d like to do all of this without driving yourself crazy trying to make sense of the complicated jargon, jumble of paperwork, and welter of state and federal laws involved in the estate planning process. Written by two estate planning pros, this simple, easy-to-use guide takes the pain out of planning for your ultimate financial future. In plain English, the authors walk you step-by-step through everything you need to know to: Put your estate into order Minimize estate taxes Write a proper will Deal with probate Set up trusts Make sure your insurance policies are structured properly Plan for special situations, like becoming incompetent and pet care Craft a solid estate plan and keep it up-to-date Don’t leave the final disposition of your estate up to chance and the whims of bureaucrats. Estate Planning For Dummies gives you the complete lowdown on: Figuring out what you're really worth Mastering the basics of wills and probate Using will substitutes and dodging probate taxes Setting up protective trusts, charitable trusts, living trusts and more Making sense of state and federal inheritance taxes Avoiding the generation skipping transfer tax Minimizing all your estate-related taxes Estate planning for family businesses Creating a comprehensive estate plan Straightforward, reader-friendly, easy-to-use, Estate Planning For Dummies is the ultimate guide to planning your family’s future.


The Survival Guide For Business Families

Author by : Gerald Le Van
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 37
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Description : First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


A Modern Approach To Wills Administration And Estate Planning With Precedents

Author by : Christopher Whitehouse
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 39
Total Download : 853
File Size : 41,9 Mb
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Description : Written by leading lawyers in the field, this popular guide to the tax efficient drafting of wills, estate planning and administration provides practitioners with help and guidance, and discusses the typical problems and pitfalls that may be encountered in practice. The precedents have been carefully selected to deal in a straightforward fashion with the common needs of clients.The book begins by looking at the essential legal framework of wills, trusts and taxation through a combination of detailed and authoritative commentary, worked examples and expertly drafted precedents. It then examines specific topics including: transferable nil rate band, using IPDIs, provision for children, pilot trusts, gifts, APR and BPR, instruments of variation and disclaimer, and tax efficient administration.The authors narrative commentary is supplemented by 40 precedents which are included on an accompanying CD-ROM, allowing users to download and adapt each document as necessary.


The Essential Guide To The Best And Worst Legal Sites On The Web

Author by : Robert J. Ambrogi
Languange : en
Publisher by : ALM Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 41
Total Download : 815
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Description : This comprehensive resource helps lawyers and non-lawyers know which legal web sites are worth their time, which aren t, and why. Organized into more than 30 specific areas of legal expertise, it includes information about web sites on administrative law, bankruptcy, consumer protection, estate planning, immigration, intellectual property, Internet law, job listings, legal news, public records, and real estate. Each site is reviewed and assigned a rating of up to five stars, creating an invaluable research tool for lawyers, law librarians, paralegals, and anyone interested in legal resources on the web. This replaces 0970597037. "


The Australian Guide To Wills And Estate Planning

Author by : Andrew Simpson
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 68
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Description : Where will your wealth go when you go? Get peace of mind for you and your family with current and valid estate planning. The Australian Guide to Wills and Estate Planning helps you leave your wealth to your selected beneficiaries, avoid family disagreements and protect your financial legacy. This plain-English guide makes estate planning easy — providing exactly what you need to know to get started. You have spent substantial amounts of time and energy creating your wealth. However, planning how your wealth is to be distributed after your death likely receives little attention. It is common for people to consider preparing a will only when a personal life event brings the topic to the fore – the death of a family member or close friend, a personal health issue or overseas travel. The emotional stress and time constraints associated with such circumstances are avoidable if you plan your estate today. Wills and estates expert Andrew Simpson shares his extensive knowledge to help answer your questions and prepare for the future today. From planning your retirement, to writing a will, to distributing your assets, each aspect of estate planning is highlighted by informative case studies, practical examples and easy-to-read explanations. This clear, jargon-free guide answers your estate planning questions and enables you to understand the fundamentals of the estate planning process. Designed specifically for readers with little to no experience with wills and estate planning, this book will help you: understand the vital aspects of the estate planning process know what to look for when choosing a professional estate planner minimise tax burdens for yourself and your family use trusts to safeguard your assets protect your will from legal challenges. With the latest financial and tax guidelines, this is a must-have resource for anyone seeking to confidently pass on their wealth to future generations. The Australian Guide to Wills and Estate Planning is for anyone wishing an easy, stress-free way to sort their affairs and enjoy peace of mind.


Estate Planning Basics

Author by : Denis Clifford
Languange : en
Publisher by : Nolo
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Total Read : 96
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Description : Estate planning, in plain English Get the need-to-know basics about wills, trusts, avoiding probate, and planning for incapacity with Estate Planning Basics. This book lays out your options in plain English, guiding you to the right estate plan for you and your family. Learn about: making a will or living trust naming a guardian for your children avoiding probate choosing an executor using durable powers of attorney, and preparing a health care directive. The 10th edition is completely updated to reflect the latest information about estate planning.


Family Estate Planning Guide

Author by : Frederick K. Hoops
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 22
Total Download : 319
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Women And Money

Author by : Patricia M. Annino
Languange : en
Publisher by : CreateSpace
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Total Read : 75
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Description : Women control 75 percent of the total personal wealth in the United States today, fill more than half the jobs, earn more than half the college degrees, and make up the fastest growing sector of new business owners. Yet most American women have not taken steps to put the legal mechanisms in place through estate planning to protect their assets, their families and themselves. This book is for you. Women and Money, A Practical Guide to Estate Planning is an exhortation, a resource, and a trusted companion. Written by attorney Patricia Annino, who has been advising both men and women about estate planning for more than two decades, the book makes a complicated process easily accessible to readers by explaining away the legal jargon, bringing the issues to life with real life stories, and addressing the concerns of women in all age and economic groups. The first time a new mother leaves her baby with a sitter, she leaves detailed instructions. Estate planning is a way to leave instructions for a lifetime, a way to make sure that if anything ever happens to you, the person you want to take care of your children will do so, your directions will determine the care they will be given, and your finances will be great enough to cover all costs. This is a book for women with significant assets and women with concerns about their financial futures, women with elderly parents and women with special needs children, single, married, divorced, widowed, and remarrying women. In short, this is a book for you and for any woman who wants to control her own financial destiny, protect herself and protect those she cares about most.


Multistate And Multinational Estate Planning 2008

Author by : Jeffrey A. Schoenblum
Languange : en
Publisher by : CCH
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Total Read : 85
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Description : Multistate and Multinational Guide to Estate Planning analyzes the legal aspects of individual wealth transfers across state and national boundaries. In addition, the Guide seeks to develop workable strategies for the attorney involved with a multijurisdictional client. Planning is a central concern of Multistate and Multinational Guide to Estate Planning. The set is divided into six parts. The first is an overview of the topic. Part II is concerned with professional issues, particularly malpractice problems across state and national lines. Part III investigates the ties that influence which law is chosen to resolve legal questions that arise in the multijurisdictional setting. Part IV addresses specific restrictions on testamentary freedom. Part V deals with the intricacies of choice of law involving wills, trusts and estates. Part VI addresses tax matters at the multistate and multinational levels.


The Boomer S Guide To Aging Parents

Author by : Carolyn L. Rosenblatt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 59
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Description : Carolyn L. Rosenblatt is a registered nurse and an attorney with over 40 years of combined experience. She has compiled her 9 volume series into this Complete Guide. It touches on dangerous older drivers, choosing home care workers and nursing homes, understanding assisted living, the specifics of handling money for aging parents, ways to manage sibling conflicts about elders, advice from a lawyer about how to choose a lawyer when your parent needs one, and knowing how a care manager can help you.


How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times

Author by : Sharon D. Nelson
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Bar Association
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Total Read : 19
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Description : Worried about the economy? Are you alawyer out of work? Are you afraid you will be laid off? Are you struggling to manage your firm through a down economy? In a single volume. How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times will provide you with a wealth to tips, resources, and tools to help you survive in bad times, as well as teach you management, finance, marketing and technology essentials necessary to succeed. The weak economy and large number of firm layoffs have resulted in a flood of potential new solo and small firm lawyers---starting their own practices in the wake of the exodus from Big Law. Small practice lawyers, well seasoned or just starting out, can gain immeasurably by just applying even a few of the myriad tips within this book. The book is divided into three parts: Each part provides practical tips and insightful tools that are concise and easy to read for quick reference. This book addresses the fears and concerns of today's lawyers, including how to turn a bad economy into a good opportunity to not just survive, but thrive, as well as how you can leverage technology to reduce overhead and maximize profitability. Whether you're out of work, or afraid you will soon be out of work, this book offers a compendium of helpful tips to secure your present job or to find a new one. How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times will help provide you with shelter from the storm by giving you the tools to build your own personal ark. If you have the will and the focus, you will survive the current maelstrom. Good lawyers can indeed survive bad times. "A must-read that's well worth the cover price, even for those currently on limited budgets. The authors offer great information to help you assess your current employment situation and chart a course through treacherous economic waters. The outside-the-box thinking and casy-to-complece exercises will not only lift your spirits and fill your sails, but will help you chart a new course for a safe harbor in rough economic times."---Laura A. Calloway Director, Practice Management Assistance Program, Alabama State Bar


Elder Law Trusts And Estates

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 74
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Description : Elder Law Trusts and Estates is an authoritative, insider's perspective on best practices for working with clients and their families during the estate planning process. Featuring partners and chairs from law firms around the nation, these experts guide the reader step-by-step through the estate planning process when working with elderly clients and offer advice on overcoming common challenges in asset protection by ensuring appropriate documentation, managing timing, and avoiding tax problems. These top lawyers discuss the importance of understanding the client's goals by obtaining key information, developing a good attorney-client relationship, and managing interactions with family members who may be involved in the estate planning process. Additionally, these leaders outline important jurisdictional considerations and offer their thoughts on recent regulatory developments and trends that will have an impact on estate planning. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts around the keys to navigating an ever-evolving area of law. Book jacket.


The American Bar Association Guide To Wills Estates

Author by : American Bar Association
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House Reference &
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Total Read : 76
Total Download : 509
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Description : Written in easy-to-read language with dozens of real-life examples, this book provides important information about mediation, arbitration, small claims court, and civil court procedures, and includes a chapter on working with a lawyer.


The Complete Guide To Planning Your Estate In Virginia

Author by : Linda C. Ashar
Languange : en
Publisher by : Atlantic Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 12
Total Download : 409
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Description : What happens to your estate after you are gone is very much within your control. Estate planning is not only for the wealthy; it is for everyone. It is simply the process of deciding where your assets are to be distributed after your death. For those people who wish to preserve their assets for designated purposes — such as family or special charities — it becomes necessary to make special advance preparations. To ensure your assets are protected and final wishes are carried out, there are some common actions that should be taken now. Proper estate planning allows you to plan for yourself and your loved ones without giving up control of your affairs. Your estate plan should also allow for the possibility of your own disability. It should detail what you own and whom you want to leave it to at a time of your choosing and the way you want. Your estate plan should include fully disclosed, controlled costs for you and your loved ones. The last thing you want to worry about is having your estate drained of value through taxes and legal costs. The right plan can protect the value of your estate and spare your loved ones unnecessary hassles and legal conflicts. The Complete Guide to Planning Your Estate in Virginia will help you glide through this complicated process. This new book has been adapted to offer Ohio residents state-specific advice for estate planning. Co-authors Margo Pierce and Linda C. Ashar, attorneys at law, have crafted an estate planning primer, allowing Virginia residents to become more informed and more involved during the process. Many books on estate planning indicate you do not need the services of an attorney, but this book highly recommends using an attorney versed in this area: You should not go through the process alone. This book is intended explain the complicated issues, terminology, and planning strategies of estate planning so when you do meet with a qualified attorney, you will be well prepared. You will understand the legal terms and be ready to discuss issues and strategies with familiarity, saving you time and legal fees and ensuring peace of mind. Virginia -specific information is offered throughout this book, including: Virginia ‘s probate code; Virginia rules, regulations, and laws specific to estate planning; elements of a valid Virginia will; planning your living will in Virginia; explanations of Virginia laws regarding durable health care power of attorneys, do not resuscitate (DNR) orders, and directives to withhold CPR. The book’s easy-to-understand context clarifies this complicated and sensitive subject and gives readers the power to take control of their future. This book also offers an overview of abatement rules, settlement costs, guardianship and minor children, executors and trustees, life insurance, potential long-term care needs, marital deductions, types of trusts, gift splitting, survivorship deeds, 529 plans, reducing or eliminating estate taxes, avoiding tax on life insurance, using insurance to pay estate taxes, gift tax issues, generation skipping transfer tax, and tax-deferred accounts. Estate planning should be a positive experience. It involves reviewing your situation and planning for your future. Although few people want to think about the possibility of disability or disease, advance planning is also a way to show your love and to reduce potential distress later. Other books offer a non-state-specific overview of estate planning, causing many readers to be misinformed about rules and regulations particular to their state; but, this new book provides information Virginia residents need to know. Do not get outdated or wrong information that does not pertain to you specifically. Use this new book to craft an estate plan that is not only legally sound but also fully carries out your last wishes and protects your loved ones.