Beyond the Grave Revised Edition: The Right Way and the Wrong Way of Leaving Money to Your Children (and Others) / Edition 1

Beyond the Grave Revised Edition: The Right Way and the Wrong Way of Leaving Money to Your Children (and Others) / Edition 1

by Gerald M. Condon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0060936312

ISBN-13: 2900060936319

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Beyond the Grave deals with the human side of inheritance planning, based on family dynamics, psychology, and fairness, with the goal being good ongoing family relationships after the death of the parents. It is written by a father-and-son team, both attorneys, who specialize in estate planning. Drawing on their vast experience constructing wills and trusts and…  See more details below

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Beyond the Grave deals with the human side of inheritance planning, based on family dynamics, psychology, and fairness, with the goal being good ongoing family relationships after the death of the parents. It is written by a father-and-son team, both attorneys, who specialize in estate planning. Drawing on their vast experience constructing wills and trusts and counseling families both before and after the disposition of the estate, the Condons cover the entire range of family situations and give practical, invaluable advice to those considering estate planning. Beyond the Grave is the perfect guide for all those who want to make sure that their hard-earned money goes to their heirs in a loving and equitable way, while minimizing the bite of both the IRS and the legal profession. This practical, accessible, and deeply serious book is certain to carve out its own niche in estate planning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900060936319
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
480

Table of Contents

Preface, or Read This Before You Begin This Bookä
Acknowledgments
1What This Book Will Do for You3
2The Journey from Innocence to Reality6
3Why an Inheritance Plan?9
4If You Do Nothing, the Law Will Do It for You13
5The Unequal Inheritance19
6The Power Struggle30
7Don't Die with Your Children Owing You Money36
8Protecting the Inheritance While It's in the Hands of Your Child47
9Protecting the Money for the Financially Immature Child54
10Protecting the Inheritance from Your Child's Spouse63
11Protecting the Inheritance for the Disabled Child75
12Protecting the Inheritance from Your Child's Creditors82
13Cutting Out a Child from Your Will or Trust89
14Are Your Children Spending Their Inheritance - and You're Not Dead Yet?99
15How to Control Your Child's Life from the Grave105
16Who Should Be Your Child's Trustee?111
17Your Underage Child's Guardian122
18How to Leave Your Valuables and Household Contents to Your Children133
19Planning for the Succession of the Family Business140
20The Family Residence150
21Dividing Your Real Estate Investments163
22Protecting Your Surviving Spouse's Ownership and Control of the "Family Money"169
23Protecting the Surviving Parent from "Grasping Children"171
24Who Controls the Money and Property for the Incapacitated or Incompetent Surviving Spouse?182
25Does Your Wife Want to Manage the Family Money?194
26You May Leave Everything to Your Spouse - But Will Your Spouse Leave Everything to Your Children?201
27The Potential Battle Between Children of Your First Marriage and Your Second Wife209
28If You Are on Your Second Marriage, Who Will Get Your Half If You Die First - Your Children or the Children of Your Second Spouse?214
29Grandparents to the Rescue!225
30Including Your Grandchildren in Your Inheritance Plan235
31How You Can Die "Knowing" Your Pet Will Live Comfortably for the Rest of His Life249
32Leaving Your Money and Property to a Charity254
33"How Does the IRS Know How Much I'm Worth When I Die?"269
34Pay the Death Tax or Fight Back - Which One Sounds Like You?275
35How to Leave More to Your Children and Less to the IRS279
36I Can Get Your Death Tax Wholesale294
37Your Money Is Taxed a Second Time When Your Child Dies298
38Using the Living Trust to Keep Your Children and Property Out of the Probate Court305
39Don't Put Your House in Joint Tenancy with Your Child312
40Can You Leave Your Child an Inheritance Without Disqualifying Him from SSI?323
41What Your Children May Want to Know About Your Will or Living Trust329
42So You've Received an Inheritance - Now What Do You Do?335
43How to Prevent Your Siblings from Taking Your Share of Your Expected Inheritance339
44Get Your Parents' Names Off Title to Your House344
Final Thought: "Should I Tell My Children About My Inheritance Plan?"349
Index351

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