Understanding estate planning and wills

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Longmeadow Press, 1985 - Business & Economics - 87 pages

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Contents

What is Estate Planning?
1
Professional Assistance
4
Whos Who
6
Can We Talk?
8
What Is a Will?
9
Wills with Personality
11
General Provisions that Should Be Included in Your Will
12
Tangible Personal Property
15
What Is Probate
39
Avoiding Probate
45
Federal Estate Taxes
49
State Inheritance Taxes
51
Gifts
52
Use of Trusts in Estate Planning
56
Lifetime Trusts
60
Get Organized
65

Real Estate
16
Beneficiaries
18
1 Fiduciaries
22
Other Important Clauses
28
Updating Your Will
31
Where to Keep Your Will
33
Challenging a Will
35
What Happens If You Have No Will Or an Invalid Will
37
Business Interests
67
Powers of Attorney and Living Wills
69
Conclusion
72
Glossary
73
Appendix A
76
Appendix B
85
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