A Simplified Guide to Creating a Personal Will

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 21, 2003 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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With this step-by-step guide, you’ll learn the entire process of creating a will—from determining what your will should include to making sure it’s a legally binding document. It demystifies the process and offers the tools and knowledge you need to safeguard the inheritance you leave your children or other loved ones. With the professional guidance provided by the authors, you’ll have a full understanding of the benefits and consequences of the decisions you make—and you’ll feel secure in knowing that no matter what happens, the people you love will be taken care of.

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Contents

Chapter 1 Why You Need a Will
1
Chapter 2 What to Include in Your Will
19
Chapter 3 Choosing Your ExecutorPersonal Representative
41
Chapter 4 Planning for Your Children
55
Chapter 5 Taking Care of Your Other Children Your Pets
67
Chapter 6 I Will Cut You out of My Will
73
Chapter 7 Living Trusts and Other Ways to Avoid Probate
85
Chapter 8 Advance Directives Planning for Incapacity
103
Chapter 9 Preserving What You Have for Your Heirs instead of Giving It to the Government
127
Chapter 10 Advance Planning for Alternative Partnerships
135
Chapter 11 Probate
155
Appendixes
163
Bibliography
201
Additional Resources
203
Index
213
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DEBORAH LEVINE HERMAN, Esq., is an attorney and literary agent who has coauthored Write the Perfect Book Proposal and Fresh Start Bankruptcy, both from Wiley, as well as Spiritual Writing from Inspiration to Publication.
ROBIN L. BODIFORD, Esq., is an attorney specializing in bankruptcy and estate planning. She is located in Miami, Florida, and is also coauthor of Fresh Start Bankruptcy.

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