Executor's Guide, The: Settling a Loved One's Estate Or Trust

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NOLO, Feb 24, 2014 - Law - 520 pages
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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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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


User 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

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About the author (2014)

Mary Randolph earned her law degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of The Executor's Guide: Settling Your Loved One's Estate or Trust, 8 Ways to Avoid Probate, Every Dog's Legal Guide: A Must-Have Book for Your Owner, and Deeds for California Real Estate. She is also a coauthor of the legal manual for Quicken WillMaker Plus. She has been a guest on The Today Show and has been interviewed by many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more.

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