Make Your Own Simple Will

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SphinxLegal, 2006 - Business & Economics - 231 pages
Simplify the Will-Making Process

Writing a will is one of the best steps you can take to secure your family's future. Make Your Own Simple Will is an easy-to-use tool to help you complete your will and other estate planning documents in minutes. Let it help you provide for your family today and for years to come.
Learn how to:
- Write a Will for Your Specific Needs
- Reduce the Expenses Your Family Must Pay
- Minimize the Estate Tax Burden
- Hold Your Property to Avoid Probate

Ready-to-Go forms with Step-by-Step Instructions, Essential Documents you need to:
- Protect Your Family
- Distribute Your Assets
- Provide for Your Children
- Ensure Your Peace of Mind
- And much more . . .

 

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Contents

Basic Rules You Should Know WHAT A WILL IS HOW A WILL IS USED
1
JOINT TENANCY
2
OVERRULING YOUR WILL
4
TENANCY IN COMMON
5
A SPOUSE OVERRULING A WILL
6
AVOIDING A SPOUSES SHARE
7
SECURITIES REGISTERED AS ITF
8
PROPERTY EXEMPT FROM YOUR WILL
10
LOUISIANA PUERTO RICO
37
CAUTIONS
38
Executing Your Will PROCEDURE
41
SELFPROVED WILL AFFIDAVIT
42
After Signing Your Will STORING YOUR WILL
45
REVOKING YOUR WILL
46
CHANGING YOUR WILL
47
Making a Living Will
49

DIVORCE AND YOUR WILL
11
CHILDREN AND YOUR WILL
12
YOUR DEBTS
13
ESTATE AND INHERITANCE TAXES
15
SOCIAL SECURITY
17
Needing a Will WHAT A WILL CAN DO
19
IF YOU HAVE NO WILL
20
MOVING TO ANOTHER STATE
21
WHAT A WILL CANNOT DO
22
WHO SHOULD NOT USE A SIMPLE WILL
23
Making a Simple Will IDENTIFYING PARTIES IN YOUR WILL
25
PERSONAL PROPERTY
26
SPECIFIC BEQUESTS
27
REMAINDER CLAUSE
28
ALTERNATE BENEFICIARIES
29
SURVIVORSHIP
30
GUARDIANS
31
EXECUTOR OR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
32
WITNESSES
33
SELFPROVED AFFIDAVIT
34
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS
36
Making Powers of Attorney
51
HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY
52
Making Anatomical Gifts
53
Making an Ethical Will ITEMS INCLUDED
55
USES
56
FORMAT
57
Avoiding Probate JOINT PROPERTY
59
TOTTEN TRUST
60
FORMAL TRUST
61
PERSONAL PROPERTY
62
Glossary
65
State Laws
71
SPOUSES ENTITLEMENT TO ESTATE
72
STATE STATUTES ALLOWING TRANSFERS AT DEATH OF SECURITIES
79
STATES IN WHICH A HANDWRITTEN LIST OF PERSONAL PROPERTY MAY BE USED WITH A WILL
82
STATES IN WHICH A HANDWRITTEN WILL IS LEGAL WITHOUT WITNESSES
84
Sample Filledin Forms
87
Forms
137
Index
223
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Mark Warda received his JD from the University of Illinois. He has written or coauthored over seventy-five self-help legal books, including The Complete Book of Personal Legal Forms. He lives and runs a busy law practice in central Florida. Mark Warda has been a Florida attorney for over thirty years. He received his BA with Honors from the University of Illinois in Chicago and his JD from the University of Illinois in Champaign. He is the author of over seventy self-help law books. Today Mark is continuing to update his books and running Land Trust Service Corporation. He lives in Lake Wales, Florida with his wife Alexandra and his three year old son, Mark David.

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