Wills and Trusts Kit For Dummies

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-08-04
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Though most people are aware they need a will, as many as 660f Americans, according to consumer reports don't have one. How will they know which documents are right for them and how can they get started writing and executing them? Wills & Trusts Kit For Dummies offers extensive advice and information to readers who are unsure which will work best for them, whether setting up a trust is advisable, and information on how to prepare a living will.

Author Biography

Aaron Larson worked for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he developed professional education programs in estate planning, litigation, and family law.

Table of Contents

Getting Started with Your Will or Trust
Ensuring That Your Last Wishes Are Honored
Making Crucial Decisions
Gathering Per tinent Information
Planning Your Bequests
Providing for Your Children and Dependents
Dipping into Your Pocket: The Tax Man and Others
Everything You Need to Know about Wills
Writing and Signing a Will
Navigating the Land Mines
When You Already Have a Will
Estate Administration: What Happens in Probate Court
Trust Me! How Trusts Work
The Anatomy of a Trust
Dead or Alive: Picking Your Trust
When You Already Have a Trust
Carrying Out the Intent of Your Will and Trust
Planning for Your Incapacity
Those Cushy Retirement Funds
Life Insurance: Making Sure It Doesn't Backfire
Your Castle: How It's Owned Makes a Huge Difference
The Part of Tens
Ten Common Will Mistakes
Ten Reasons to Have a Trust
Ten Tax Traps to Avoid When Planning Your Estate
State Signing Requirements
State Inheritance Taxes
Estate Planning Questionnaire
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