Living Trusts for Everyone

Living Trusts for Everyone Author Ronald Farrington Sharp
ISBN-10 9781621535706
Year 2017-03-21
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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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.

Infectious

Infectious Author Achim Nowak
ISBN-10 9781581159240
Year 2013
Pages 197
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
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A performance coach to senior executives at Fortune 500 companies explains how to change the art of modern conversation in order to deepen interpersonal connections through focusing on four levels of energy.

Splitting Heirs

Splitting Heirs Author Ron Blue
ISBN-10 0802480780
Year 2008-01-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Moody Publishers
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Finish well. That is what we are called to do in Scripture, but where will our money and possessions finish? The Bible has the principles that provide answers to the challenge of parenting and passing along an in heritage. Within the next decade, over ONE TRILLION DOLLARS will change hands from one generation to the next. Individuals with adult children will need to transfer that wealth without ruining their heirs' lives. Ron Blue, an authority on personal and business finance, will help: ~Identify exactly how much money would be transferred were the reader to die today ~Identify the need for creating a will ~Identify tax-wise financial planning ~Teach the way to leave money without creating an unhealthy dependence

Wills and Trusts Kit For Dummies

Wills and Trusts Kit For Dummies Author Aaron Larson
ISBN-10 9780470507711
Year 2009-03-09
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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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.

How to Settle Your Living Trust

How to Settle Your Living Trust Author Henry W. Abts
ISBN-10 0809228440
Year 1999
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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With samples and explanations of all the necessary documents, this guide provides everything readers need to know in order to dissolve and dispose of assets, understand legal and financial aspects of trusts, handle asset valuation, and more.

Make Your Own Living Trust

Make Your Own Living Trust Author Denis Clifford
ISBN-10 9781413323399
Year 2017-02-27
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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People want to know about living trusts. They hear about them constantly in personal finance magazines and pitches for free seminars, but they have only a vague idea about what trusts are. This book explains how trusts work, who should use them, and how to make one.

Your Estate Matters

Your Estate Matters Author Patti S. Spencer, Esq.
ISBN-10 9781496935298
Year 2015-01-13
Pages 574
Language en
Publisher Author House
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"Patti Spencer has learned everything there is to know on this subject and has written down a good bit of it in this book. This is a tremendous help to individuals as they try to sort out their estate and tax planning needs." - Matthew J. Creme, Jr. Partner at Nikolaus & Hohenadel LLP, Former President of the PA Bar Association "When it comes to estate planning and tax law, there's simply no one better than Patti Spencer. She demystifies estate planning in a way that is accessible for all. Known for her no nonsense style and humor, this book is a must-have for anyone making their estate plans or just trying to understand the process." - Samuel Bressi, President & CEO of Lancaster County Community Foundation "I have read Patti Spencer's newspaper column on a weekly basis for several years now, and never tire of learning more about estate planning and tax law. Patti manages to take complicated issues and reduce them to their simplest form." - David Griffith, Former Business Editor at Intelligencer Journal We don't intend to neglect our estate and financial plans, but it is so easy to be overwhelmed with conflicting financial advice. Your Estate Matters will bring clarity to those pesky, rapidly changing tax laws and will provide you with the accurate information you need to properly manage your estate. Your Estate Matters offers a practical down-to-earth approach that explains the ins and outs of estate planning, tax savings, and other issues that directly affect your family's pocketbook: income tax, living wills, trusts, prenuptial agreements, college savings, and retirement planning. If you want to stay ahead of the curve, are ready to plan your own estate, have aging parents, or have recently retired, this is the book you need to read.

8 Ways to Avoid Probate

8 Ways to Avoid Probate Author Mary Randolph
ISBN-10 9781413322781
Year 2016-04-15
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Did you know? If you plan carefully, your estate may not have to go through the process of probate. Probate can drag on for years, and can easily cost your family thousands of dollars--money that would otherwise have gone to them. 8 Ways to Avoid Probate offers simple and effective methods for skipping 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: setting up payable-on-death accounts naming beneficiaries, including children, institutions, and multiple beneficiaries naming beneficiaries for retirement accounts, vehicles, real estate, and stocks and bonds special procedures for small estates holding property in joint ownership, and alternatives to joint ownership using a living trust to avoid probate making gifts of property and money This edition provides updates to estate and gift tax laws, updated 50-state tables on simplified probate, and additional information on how to bequeath real estate without probate--12 states now offer a special deed for just this purpose.

Estate Planning For Dummies

Estate Planning For Dummies Author N. Brian Caverly
ISBN-10 9781118053959
Year 2011-03-08
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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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 Complete Book of Wills Estates Trusts

The Complete Book of Wills  Estates   Trusts Author Alexander A. Bove, Jr., Esq.
ISBN-10 9781466829008
Year 2005-12-27
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Holt Paperbacks
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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

The Living Trust

The Living Trust Author Henry Abts
ISBN-10 0071423370
Year 2002-10-31
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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If you are concerned about estate planning you may be surprised that, even with a will, the probate system can eat up as much as 10 percent of an inheritance and delay the process two years. In The Living Trust, noted living trust authority Henry Abts presents a simple, inexpensive legal alternative that eliminates the costs and delays of probate and ensures that your loved ones will receive their inheritance promptly and exactly as you intended. This new edition has been completely updated to reflect the federal tax codes and up-to-the-minute developments in the legal system.

The Living Trust Workbook

The Living Trust Workbook Author Robert A. Esperti
ISBN-10 0140173889
Year 2001-01-01
Pages 331
Language en
Publisher Penguin Group USA
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Provides money saving tips, checklists, information on choosing a lawyer, and advice on how to secure a sound future for oneself and one's family.

How to Probate an Estate in California

How to Probate an Estate in California Author Julia Nissley
ISBN-10 9781413322194
Year 2016-03-11
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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This book provides all of the forms, instructions, guidance, and tips you’ll need to probate a simple estate in California. And even if you hire a lawyer to help, this book will show you how to do much of the work yourself.

The Trustee s Legal Companion

The Trustee s Legal Companion Author Liza Hanks
ISBN-10 9781413323658
Year 2017-03-27
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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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.