Law

Wills and Trusts Kit For Dummies

Author: Aaron Larson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470507713

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 3809

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.
Business & Economics

Estate Planning For Dummies

Author: N. Brian Caverly,Jordan S. Simon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118053958

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 7276

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.
Law

Wills, Probate, and Inheritance Tax For Dummies

Author: Julian Knight

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119996821

Category: Law

Page: 330

View: 9338

Planning how to pass your estate on doesn’t have to mean complications, legal jargon and huge bills. Wills, Probate and Inheritance Tax For Dummies, 2nd Edition takes you through the process step-by-step and gives you all the information you need to ensure that your affairs are left in good order. It shows you how to plan and write your will, minimise the stress of probate, and ensure that your nearest and dearest are protected from a large inheritance tax bill. Discover how to: Decide if a will is right for you Value your assets Leave your home through a will Appoint executors and trustees Choose beneficiaries Draw up a DIY will Work out how inheritance tax works and if you’re liable to it Find out what can and can’t be taxed
Law

Estate and Trust Administration For Dummies

Author: Margaret Atkins Munro,Kathryn A. Murphy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118412265

Category: Law

Page: 408

View: 2506

Your plain-English guide to administering an estate and/or trust As more and more of the population reach senior ages—including baby boomers, many of whom do not have wills—an increasing number of people are being thrust into the role of executor, administrator, personal representative of an estate, or trustee of a trust after the death of a loved one. This updated edition of Estate & Trust Administration For Dummiesguides you through the confusing process of administering an estate and/or trust. Settling an estate and administering a trust can be complicated, messy, and time-consuming for individuals named as executor or trustee, most of whom have no previous experience with such matters. Estate & Trust Administration For Dummies shows you how to make sound decisions for your unique circumstances. Guides you through the confusing process of administering an estate and/or trust Provides expert advice on unfamiliar estate and trust tax law Gives you a practical checklist to follow for all of your estate and trust administration questions and concerns Whether you're looking for guidance on how to navigate the probate process and estate taxes, settle debts and bequests, fund a trust, comply with tax regulations, or anything in between, this hands-on, friendly guide takes away the mystery and provides detailed answers to all of your estate and trust administration questions.
Law

The Complete Book of Wills, Estates & Trusts

Author: Alexander A. Bove, Jr., Esq.

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466829001

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 2929

The best legal guide to wills and estates—with more than 80,000 copies sold—now updated to cover the current asset protection options and estate laws Whether grappling with modest or extensive assets, The Complete Book of Wills, Estates, and Trusts has long been the indispensable guide for protecting an estate for loved ones. In this completely revised third edition, updated to cover the latest changes in estate law, attorney Alexander A. Bove, Jr., clearly explains • how to use a will to avoid probate and legal complications • how trusts work and how to use trusts to save taxes • how to contest a will and how to avoid a contest • how to settle an estate or make a claim against one • how to establish a durable power of attorney • how to protect assets from creditors In his straightforward and humorous style, Bove shares easy-to-understand legal definitions, savvy advice on taxes, and pragmatic and simple sample forms, all illustrated with entertaining examples and actual cases. The Complete Book of Wills, Estates, and Trusts is the best guide available for defending your financial legacy
Law

Wills and Estate Planning For Canadians For Dummies

Author: Margaret Kerr,JoAnn Kurtz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470677546

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 7301

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.
Business & Economics

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wills and Estates

Author: Stephen M. Maple

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592578603

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 345

View: 4058

An updated guide to wills and estate planning discusses such topics as probate, trust funds, life insurance, the latest tax regulations, providing for minors, donations, retirement, living wills, executors, and more, and is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing simple forms for drawing up a will and more. Original.
Law

Living Trusts for Everyone

Why a Will Is Not the Way to Avoid Probate, Protect Heirs, and Settle Estates (Second Edition)

Author: Ronald Farrington Sharp

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1621535703

Category: Law

Page: 192

View: 5960

Readers say it best: "Very informative", "saved me a lot of money and headaches!", "recommend it for everyone who has to plan estates for their elderly parents" Living Trusts for Everyone is the best resource for setting up a living trust. Explaining in specific terms what benefits a trust will have, Ronald Farrington Sharp gives the tools necessary to set up a loved one’s trust with no lawyers and no expense. Wills benefit lawyers. Trusts benefit the clients. Too often lawyers sell wills to clients only to sit back and wait to sell their probate services to their clients’ heirs. Ronald Farrington Sharp describes the best way to handle modern estate planning and details the many advantages trusts have over wills in not only eliminating probate but in also protecting your assets for your heirs. Sharp explains why legal services are not needed to do the clerical work in settling a trust after death. This updated edition includes new information on an array of subjects, including: Elimination of the federal estate tax for most estates due to increased exemption amounts Online assets The use of passwords, usernames, and websites Keeping trustees honest and the process of removing trustees for malfeasance Forms for simplifying the planning process Strategies to lower attorneys’ fees>/li> With no legal jargon, just step-by-step instructions and sample form letters, Living Trusts for Everyone takes the mystery out of the process of setting up a trust.
Business & Economics

Managing Debt For Dummies

Author: John Ventura,Mary Reed

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118068157

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 3017

If you’re trying to kick the “Buy Now/Pay Later” habit and get your spiraling debt under control, you need Managing Debt For Dummies now! This practical, commonsense guide provides straightforward strategies for coping with every kind of secured and unsecured debt, including, personal loans, car loans, mortgages, home equity loans, lines of credit, credit cards, finance company loans, and student loans. You’ll find out how easy it is to: Distinguish between good and bad debt Go on a “debt diet” to get back into financial shape Start a filing system to track debt and protect life after debt Adopt a smart spending regimen Increase your income Consolidate your debt Decide which bills to pay when you can’t pay them all Use credit cards responsibly You can still live well while slashing spending on groceries, clothing, and entertainment. Find out how in Managing Debt for Dummies.
Law

Legal Forms for Everyone

Leases, Home Sales, Avoiding Probate, Living Wills, Trusts, Divorce, Copyrights, and Much More

Author: Carl Battle

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1621535711

Category: Law

Page: 280

View: 5165

Legal Forms for Everyone is the ultimate self-help legal guide that will save hours of research time and money in legal fees. Written by an experienced attorney, this book is complete with the most commonly needed, ready-to-use legal forms and precise instructions and checklists on how to use them, as well as advice about when you should hire an attorney. In addition, all the forms are online on a supplemental website to aid in customizing for individual needs. Readers will find forms and advice for a variety of legal situations, including preparing a will, avoiding probate, buying and selling real estate, handling divorce or separation, getting a new name, copyrights and trademarks, bankruptcy, and so much more. However, due to the ever-evolving legal system and the development of new technologies, Carl Battle has added to this new edition such changes as: How to protect against credit fraud, identity theft, and internet fraud How to navigate new electronic filing systems for copyrights, trademarks, and patents Updated information in filing fees, exemptions, and forms for filing for bankruptcy The latest information on filing for patents Legal Forms for Everyone is a comprehensive tool for getting in and out of legal situations without having to pay for that costly attorney.
Law

8 Ways to Avoid Probate

Author: Mary Randolph

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325149

Category: Law

Page: 296

View: 8939

By taking some simple steps now, you can spare your family and beneficiaries a lot of time and money. How much? Probate court proceedings after a death can drag on for a year and cost tens of thousands of dollars--money that would otherwise have gone directly to your loved ones. 8 Ways to Avoid Probate offers easy and effective ways to skip the probate process so that property goes directly to the intended beneficiaries. Using the simple, plain English instructions, you'll learn how to create a savvy estate plan. Find out about: naming payable-on-death beneficiaries for financial accounts owning property jointly leaving real estate with transfer-on-death deeds using a living trust naming the right beneficiaries for IRAs, 401 (k)s, and other retirement plans, and using probate shortcuts for small estates procedures for small estates. This (12th) edition provides updates to 50-state rules on probate, including affidavit procedures for small estates and transfer-on-death registration for vehicles and securities.
Law

The Easy Will and Living Will Kit

Author: Joy S Chambers

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1572484810

Category: Law

Page: 224

View: 5942

Simple forms that protect and save money for you and your family. Admit it. You have been thinking about getting together all the documents you need to protect yourself and your family should something unexpected happen. But the thought of the time it would take and the amount of work involved has just seemed like too much. Not anymore. The Easy Will and Living Will Kit provides all the documents you need in one place. In just minutes, you can follow the simple steps it takes to prepare your will, living will and powers of attorney. Begin by choosing the will form that is right for you. Every form is ready-to-use and modifiable for your needs. Putting your affairs in order has never been easier.
Business & Economics

Home Buying Kit For Dummies

Author: Eric Tyson,Ray Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119191718

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 8597

America's #1 bestselling home buying guide Are you looking to buy a house, but don't quite know where to begin? Have no fear! This new edition of Home Buying Kit For Dummies arms you with Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice and strategies for buying a home in current market conditions. Packed with valuable tips for getting the best deal on your new home and navigating an ever-changing housing market, it shows you how to find the right property, make smart financial decisions, and understand the latest lending requirements and tax implications. Thanks to looser lending standards, lower down payment mortgages, and a wider selection of homes to choose from, first-time homebuyers are making a comeback in the housing market. But if you don't know a Colonial from a counter offer, the process of buying a home can be daunting. Luckily, this bestselling guide is here to take the confusion out of the process! In plain English, it provides step-by-step guidance for buying the home of your dreams, from inspecting a property to evaluating a location to making sense of loan applications, tax documents, and counter offer forms. Negotiate your best deal and obtain a lower down payment mortgage Improve your credit score Make sense of changing lending standards Take the confusion out of lending laws, mortgage rates, and marketplace conditions Whether you're a renter, investor, or current homeowner, everything you need to plant roots in a new home sweet home is just a page away.
Forms (Law)

The Complete Book of Personal Legal Forms

CD-ROM

Author: Mark Warda,James C. Ray

Publisher: SphinxLegal

ISBN: 1572484993

Category: Forms (Law)

Page: 375

View: 6662

Getting the right legal forms can cost you thousands of dollars in attorney's fees-but using the wrong forms can cost you even more. The Complete Book of Personal Legal Forms provides you with over 110 common forms everyone can use.Complete with step-by-step instructions, sample forms and additional clauses to make the forms specific to your situation, you can quickly and confidently respond to any situation that needs attention. Easily complete any one of the following: - Deeds - Real Estate Sales Contract - Roommate Agreement - Leases - Promissory Notes - Request for Credit Report - ID Theft Affidavit - Bills of Sale - Child Care Authorization - Premarital Agreement - Separation Agreement - Birth Certificate Request - Wills - Trusts - Powers of Attorney - Living Will - Employment Application - Household Help Agreement - Independent Contractor Agreement - Covenant Not to Sue - Affidavit - Contracts - Freedom of Information Request - Mailing List Name Removal
Business & Economics

AARP Crash Course in Estate Planning

The Essential Guide to Wills, Trusts, and Your Personal Legacy

Author: Michael T. Palermo,Ric Edelman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 140275860X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

View: 5575

A guide to estate planning discusses such topics as wills, the probate process, selecting an executor, living trusts, naming a guardian for young children, living wills, and setting up a power of attorney.
Family & Relationships

Divorce For Dummies

Author: Elizabeth Walsh,Thelma Fisher,Hilary Woodward,John Ventura,Mary Reed

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119997151

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

View: 8382

There's no such thing as an easy divorce. On top of the emotional turmoil, there are also numerous other concerns – from organising finances and splitting property, to breaking the news to children, and picking the best lawyer. This comprehensive guide shows that, with a clear-head and straight-talking advice, divorce can be swifter and easier than expected, letting you make a clean break and move on with confidence. Divorce For Dummies includes the most up-to-date information on: What to Do First When Things Start to Go Wrong Separation: A Healthy Breather or a Prelude to Divorce? Helping Your Children Get Through Your Divorce Pre-marital Agreements Same-sex and DIY divorces About the author Elizabeth Walsh is a legal expert and the Editor of Family Law, recently voted ‘Legal Journal of the Year’. Thelma Fisher is a former chair of the UK College of Family Mediators and has been involved in mediation for over twenty years.
CD-ROMs

Suze Orman's Protection Portfolio

The Forms You Need Today to Protect Your Tomorrows

Author: Suze Orman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781401901189

Category: CD-ROMs

Page: 159

View: 9881

Business & Economics

Quick & Legal Will Book

Author: Denis Clifford

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 3971

In all 50 states, if you die without an estate plan, state law determines what happens to your property. To take control of what happens to your property when you die, you can use this book to create a will that distributes your property, names your executor, and sets up guardianships for your children and their property.
Law

Plan Your Estate

Author: Denis Clifford

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325122

Category: Law

Page: 544

View: 6030

Turn to Plan Your Estate for straightforward, plain-English explanations of each of your estate-planning options, so you can make the best decisions for you and those you love. Attorney Denis Clifford shows you how to: avoid probate leave property through a will or trust use life insurance to provide for your loved ones name a guardian for your minor children leave property to a young person plan for incapacity implement strategies specific to business owners reduce estate taxes, and make final arrangements. Applies in all U.S. states except Louisiana.
Law

The Trustee's Legal Companion

A Step-by-Step Guide to Administering a Living Trust

Author: Liza Hanks,Carol Elias Zolla

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323650

Category: Law

Page: 416

View: 3135

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.