Death and Taxes: Questions and Answers on Wills, Trusts, and Probate

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Here you will find the answers to many questions in plain, easy-to-understand language. You will not only learn about how the law affects you, but also see what others have done and learn from their mistakes. Often entertaining and always informative, Death & Taxes is your guide to overcoming the nemeses of taxes and probate.
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Overview

Here you will find the answers to many questions in plain, easy-to-understand language. You will not only learn about how the law affects you, but also see what others have done and learn from their mistakes. Often entertaining and always informative, Death & Taxes is your guide to overcoming the nemeses of taxes and probate.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824826123
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Series: Latitude 20 Book Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
What Can Go Wrong? 1
Let's Start at the Beginning 7
The Many Problems with Joint Ownership 18
Expenses at Death 28
Probate and How to Avoid It 30
Inheritance Taxes 37
Funding Living Trusts 52
Is There Any Other Tax My Heirs Have to Worry About? 56
My Estate Exceeds the Inheritance Tax Exemption - What Do I Do? 59
Ruling from the Grave 70
The Remarrying Spouse 73
New Marriage and Children from Prior Marriage 76
Controlling Your Wealth So Someone You Don't Like Doesn't Get It 82
Protecting Your Child from Losing His Inheritance 84
How to Motivate Your Child 87
How to Leave Money to Grandchildren 89
Choosing an Executor 92
Can I Make My Own Will and Living Trust? 98
How Much Will It Cost If I Have a Lawyer Do It for Me? 104
Can You Make This Simple for Me? I'm Completely Confused. What Documents Do I Really Need? 110
How Do I Get My Parents Motivated? 116
Wills That Can Cause Trouble 120
Incapacity and Nursing Homes 127
Care of Animals 132
The End of the Trail 134
App. 1: High Tech 135
App. 2: People You Can Call 137
App. 3: A Checklist for Your Own Personal Use 139
Glossary 141
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