A Simplified Guide to Creating a Personal Will

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Wiley, Aug 12, 2003 - Business & Economics - 216 pages
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Leave Your Heirs an Inheritance, Not Legal Fees

This step-by-step guide leads you through 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.

In addition to the latest information on important topics such as estate planning and guardianships, the book features helpful information about such diverse topics as living wills, domestic partnerships, and how to provide for your pets. You’ll also learn how to:

  • Choose an executor/personal representative
  • Plan for your children’s future
  • Make your wishes enforceable
  • Plan for possible future incapacity
  • Establish powers of attorney
  • Avoid probate
  • Set up directives for your long-term healthcare
  • Minimize estate taxes legally

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About the author (2003)

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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