Estate Planning Basics

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NOLO, Aug 13, 2009 - Business & Economics - 232 pages
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Estate planning rules explained in one quick read!

Estate Planning Basics provides concise, straightforward, and easy-to-read explanations of the major components of estate planning, so that you don't have to spend hours wading through endless options (most of which apply to the wealthy).

Learn about:

  • choosing beneficiaries
  • estate planning by parents with minor children
  • wills
  • living trusts
  • other probate-avoidance methods, including using a retirement plan like an IRA or 401(k) as an estate planning device
  • estate taxes and tax-reduction methods
  • trusts for people in second marriages, or for those leaving property to a disabled person
  • planning for the handling of medical and financial decisions if one becomes incompetent

    Attorney Denis Clifford gives you the reliable, plain-English answers you need, whether you're doling out the family heirlooms or trying to steer clear of estate taxes. The 5th edition has been fully updated to reflect your state's latest estate planning laws and information.
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    User Review  - gpsman - LibraryThing

    The NOLO guide to Estate Planning is a clearly written basic guide to a topic we tend to put off too much. It seems to be good advice and helpful in formulating the questions one doesn't yet ... Read full review

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    User Review  - gaby317 - LibraryThing

    NOLO publishes business and legal guides that are consistently easy to comprehend and helpful to the layperson. This 7th edition of Estate Planning Basics is straightforward in it's organization and ... Read full review

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    About the author (2009)

    Denis Clifford, a graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was an editor of The Law Review, is a lawyer who specializes in estate planning. He is the author of many Nolo titles including Quick and Legal Will Book, Nolo's Simple Will Book and Make Your Own Living Trust and co-author of Plan Your Estate and A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples. He has been interviewed by such major media as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Money Magazine.

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