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Plan Your Estate

Format:  Paperback,

508 pages

Edition: New

Publisher: Ingram Pub Services

Publish Date: May 2012

ISBN-13: 9781413317206

ISBN-10: 1413317200

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When you're thinking about estate planning, you want to make sure that you choose the right plan for your family. Turn to "Plan Your Estate," Nolo's bestselling book of estate planning essentials. Get straightforward, plain-English explanations of every significant estate-planning option available, so you can make the best decisions for you and those you love. Let Nolo's bestseller "Plan Your Estate "show 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 child
. leave property to a young person
. plan for incapacity
. implement strategies specific to business owners
. reduce estate taxes
. make final arrangements This edition is completely revised with the latest federal and state laws, plus updated estate and gift tax information, and enhanced discussions about 529 plans, same-sex marriage, tax-saving trusts, and retirement benefits.

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Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Publish Date: May 2012
ISBN-13: 9781413317206
ISBN-10: 1413317200
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 508
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.76
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.0 x 1.15 x 8.99
Walmart No.: 9781413317206

Chapter outline

Selecting Your Estate Planning Goals
Setting Your Goals
Laying the Groundwork
Children
Wills
Probate and How to Avoid It
Understanding Estate and Gift Taxes
Reducing or Eliminating Estate Taxes
Imposing Controls Over Property
Taking Care of Personal Issues
Family Business Estate Planning
Going Further
Sample Estate Plans
Personal Concerns and Estate Planning
Special Property Ownership Rules for Married People
Inventorying Your Property
Your Beneficiaries
Children
Wills
Probate and Why You Want to Avoid It
Living Trusts
Joint Tenancy and Tenancy by the Entirety
Pay-on-Death Designations: Bank Accounts, Securities, Stocks and Bonds, and Motor Vehicles
Life Insurance
Retirement Benefits
State Law Exemptions From Normal Probate
Estate Taxes
Gifts and Taxes
An Overview of Ongoing Trusts
Estate Tax-Saving Bypass Trusts
Other Estate Tax-Saving Marital Trusts
Charitable Trusts
Other Estate Tax-Saving Trusts
Disclaimers: After-Death Estate Tax Planning
Combining Estate Tax-Saving Trusts
Property Control Trusts for Second or Subsequent Marriages
Trust and Other Devices for Imposing Controls Over Property
Incapacity: Making Medical and Financial Decisions
Body and Organ Donation, Funerals, and Burials
Family Business Estate Planning
Using Lawyers
After You Complete Your Estate Plan
After a Death Occur
Some Estate Plans
Glossary
Appendix: State Inheritance Tax Rules
Index

Book description

When you're thinking about estate planning, you want to make sure that you choose the right plan for your family. Turn to Plan Your Estate, Nolo's bestselling book of estate planning essentials. Get straightforward, plain-English explanations of every significant estate-planning option available, so you can make the best decisions for you and those you love.
Let Nolo's bestseller Plan Your Estate show 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 child

. leave property to a young person

. plan for incapacity

. implement strategies specific to business owners

. reduce estate taxes

. make final arrangements

This edition is completely revised with the latest federal and state laws, plus updated estate and gift tax information, and enhanced discussions about 529 plans, same-sex marriage, tax-saving trusts, and retirement benefits.

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