20 Questions to Ask about Wills and Estatesby Robert Zafft, Gene Zafft
What are the best ways to avoid probate? How much/little can I leave my spouse? When is it fair to treat my children unequally? How should I leave money or property to someone not old or wise enough to manage it? When do I need to worry about federal estate taxes, and what are the basics of estate-tax planning? How do I avoid being kept alive artificially-or prevent having treatment stopped-if I become incapacitated?
These are the questions that you should be asking when you draw up one of the most important legal documents is your life: your will.
The field of Wills & Estates contains many traps for the unwary: probate courts can tie up your property for a year or more and generate thousands of dollars in fees and costs. Federal taxes can in some cases take almost half of the property you worked so hard to save and seize up to three-quarters of the money left behind in an IRA. Your most personal wishes-including whether to keep you on life support if you become incapacitated-can be left to the mercy people you don't know or don't trust. 20 Questions to Ask about Wills & Estates can help you get a properly prepared Last Will and Testament that can save you thousands of dollars in Legal fees by avoiding common mistakes and pitfalls.
20 Questions to Ask about Wills & Estates is written by a father/son legal team with over 65 years' experience counseling real people in real situations. The authors cut through all the legal mumbo jumbo to help you take care of yourself and your loved ones.
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