Plan Your Estate

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NOLO, Apr 16, 2010 - Law - 539 pages
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The most comprehensive -- yet easy to read -- guide to estate planning on the market!

Plan Your Estate covers everything from the basics of wills and living trusts to sophisticated tax-saving strategies. The authors give you straightforward, plain-English explanations of every significant estate-planning option available, so you can make the best decisions for you and those you love.

The book covers:

  • wills
  • probate and how to avoid it
  • living trusts
  • property-control trusts
  • naming guardians for children
  • leaving property to children
  • estate taxes and how to reduce them
  • living wills (health care directives)
  • financial powers of attorney
  • final arrangements
  • strategies for business owners
  • and much more

    The 10th edition is completely updated with the latest federal and state laws, and now covers ethical wills -- a new way to pass on values, beliefs and important personal experiences. Good for all states except Louisiana.
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    About the author (2010)

    Denis Clifford, a graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was an editor of The Law Review, is a lawyer who specializes in estate planning. He is the author of many Nolo titles including Quick and Legal Will Book and Make Your Own Living Trust and co-author of Plan Your Estate and A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples. He has been interviewed by such major media as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Money Magazine.

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