Executor's Guide, The: Settling a Loved One's Estate Or Trust
The step-by-step guide to serving as an executor.If you need to wrap up the affairs of a loved one who has died, you may feel overwhelmed—especially when you're grieving. But you can do it, and this book will show you how.A roadmap to follow. The Executor's Guide will lead you through an unfamiliar land of legal procedures and terminology. You'll learn what to do right away and what can wait. Find help on:• preparing for the job of executor or trustee • the first steps to take• claiming life insurance, Social Security and other benefits• making sense of a will• what to do if there is no will• how to determine whether probate is necessary• filing taxes• probate court proceedings• dealing with family members• handling simple trusts• working with lawyers, appraisers, accountants and other experts State-specific information. The 6th edition contains updated tables outlining key points of each state's laws, the latest information on estate taxes, plus worksheets that help you stay organized.
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Helped me when I needed itUser Review - prairiesue2u - Overstock.com
I found this book helpful as I worked to settle an estate. It didnt replace a lawyer but helped me understand the process so I could ask better questions. Saved much time when working with the lawyer. Read full review
ComprehensiveUser Review - ota1 - Borders
This book is totally comprehensive and utterly understandable by an executor-illiterate person such as myself. I don't think any question about the duties of an executor is left out of this self-help ... Read full review