510 pages : forms ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Setting your goal. Selecting your estate planning goals ; Personal concerns and estate planning -- Laying the groundwork. Special property ownership rules for married people ; Inventorying your property ; Your beneficiaries -- Children -- Wills -- Probate and how to avoid it. Probate and why you want to avoid it ; Living trusts ; Joint tenancy and tenancy by the entirety ; Pay-on-death designations, registrations, and deeds ; Life insurance ; Retirement benefits ; State law exemptions from normal probate -- Understanding estate and gift taxes. Estate taxes ; Gifts and gift taxes -- Reducing or eliminating estate taxes. An overview of ongoing trusts ; AB disclaimer trusts ; Other estate tax-saving marital trusts ; Charitable trusts ; Other estate tax-saving trusts ; Disclaimers : after-death estate tax planning ; Combining estate tax-saving trusts -- Imposing controls over property. Property control trusts for second or subsequent mortgages ; Trust and other devices for imposing controls over property -- Taking care of personal issues. Incapacity : making medical and financial decisions ; Body and organ donation, funerals, and burials -- Family business. Family business estate planning -- Going further. Using lawyers ; After you complete your estate plan ; After a death occurs -- Sample estate plans.
Presents a guide on estate planning that covers property ownership laws, beneficiaries, probate avoidance, living trusts, joint tenancy, health care directives, life insurance, estate taxes, wills, business ownership, and pensions.
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