How to Avoid Probate by Creating a Living Trust: A Simple Yet Complete Guide

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Barnes & Noble Publishing, 2004 - Law - 213 pages
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Learn how simple it is to create your own probate-avoiding, tax-saving living trust without the expense and double-talk of a lawyer. Find out: Why a living trust is better than a will, how to quickly and easily transfer assets into your trust, how married couples can double their estate tax exemption, the best way to name a gardian for your underage children, how to protect yourself and your assets in the case of physical or mental incapacity, how to assign financial and health care powers of attorney, and more.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION BEHIND THE LEGAL CURTAIN
1
THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF PROBATE
21
Dead or Alive
33
Probate Marches on and on and
40
DISJOINTING JOINT TENANCY
45
SO WHAT THE HECK IS A LIVING TRUST?
59
CONCEPTIONS AND MISCONCEPTIONS
73
THE TAX AAAN COMETHAND TAKETH
83
ADDED BLESSINGS BOONSAND TRIBULATIONS
103
ON YOUR AAARK GET SET CO
117
FROM ONE POCKET TO ANOTHER
135
APPENDIX A TWENTYFIVE POPULAR ESTATEPLANNINC MYTHS
165
APPENDIX B SAMPLE DOCUMENTS OF A LIVING TRUST
171
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