The handbook to wills, funerals, and probate: how to protect yourself and your survivors

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Praise for the previous hardcover edition:"...this guide is especially valuable...Extremely helpful..."—BooklistA concise guide to how to protect yourself and your survivors. Few people want to think about death, and fewer still know how to properly plan for it, often leaving families to deal with confusing financial concerns. The Handbook to Wills, Funerals, and Probate, Third Edition simplifies this topic—clearly and concisely explaining wills and how they function, probate and death taxes, making funeral arrangements, and settling and closing an estate. With laws constantly changing, this guide—a thoroughly updated and revised edition of A Family Guide to Wills, Funerals, and Probate—covers the latest rules and procedures. Updates include the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, which revised federal gift and estate tax law, and all state law tables, and new chapters have been added to cover vital issues in more detail. This volume is essential for anyone facing tough decisions following the death of a loved one. New and updated coverage includes:
  • Executor's qualifications, duties, and fees
  • Financial powers of attorney
  • Funeral, burial, and cremation
  • Guardians for minor children
  • IRA, 401(k), and other retirement accounts
  • Joint and other forms of ownership
  • Life insurance
  • Living wills and medical powers of attorney
  • Organ donations
  • Pay-on-death bank accounts
  • Probate and how to avoid it
  • Settling an estate
  • Transfer-on-death securities accounts
  • Wills and trusts
  • and more.
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subject_facet Probate law and practice -- United States -- Popular works, Undertakers and undertaking -- United States, Wills -- United States -- Popular works
table_of_contents Your will and its functions -- Probate administration and how to avoid it -- Joint ownership and its pros and cons -- Trusts and their versatility -- Insuring your life -- Gift and estate taxes -- Special situations -- Preparing for incapacity -- Funerals, and some alternatives -- Your letter of instruction -- When death seems imminent -- Body disposal and funeral rites -- Negotiating with funeral directors -- The will : guardianships and other first steps -- Sorting out the assets -- Settling and closing the estate.
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title The handbook to wills, funerals, and probate : how to protect yourself and your survivors
title_alt Family guide to estate planning, funeral arrangements, and settling an estate after death.
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title_sub how to protect yourself and your survivors