Estate Planning for Blended Families: Providing for Your Spouse & Children in a Second Marriage

Estate Planning for Blended Families: Providing for Your Spouse & Children in a Second Marriage

by Richard Barnes Attorney
     
 

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In almost half of all stepfamilies, each parent brings one or more children to a new marriage and while other books give general information about wills, trusts, and taxes, many of them may not apply to couples in second marriages.

Estate Planning for Blended Families is the first book for parents in second marriages who want to provide both for their…  See more details below

Overview

In almost half of all stepfamilies, each parent brings one or more children to a new marriage and while other books give general information about wills, trusts, and taxes, many of them may not apply to couples in second marriages.

Estate Planning for Blended Families is the first book for parents in second marriages who want to provide both for their current spouse and their children from the current and prior marriages. Author Richard Barnes has years of experience guiding couples through the process of setting goals, discussing competing priorities, and choosing strategies and this book covers:

  • Identifying goals and concerns
  • Discussing matters with your spouse
  • Planning for all children involved
  • Estate and gift taxes in a second marriage
  • Choosing executors and trustees
  • Working with lawyers, financial planners and other experts
  • And much more

    Estate Planning for Blended Families will also provide sample estate plans as well as the latest information regarding federal and state laws.

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  • Editorial Reviews

    The Valdosta Daily Times.
    "In "Estate Planning for Blended Families," Barnes spells out numerous possibilities and circumstances to meet the myriad needs of readers. Some information may apply to almost all readers in a blended family, such as how to find the right lawyer, dealing with heirlooms, etc.Some is more circumstance specific. For example, there is a section on "The May-December Romance," with sub-sections: "Providing for the Younger Spouse," "Providing for the Older Spouse's Children," "Providing for Children from the Current Relationship." Barnes keeps the text lively with illustrative examples, graphics and sidebars. This book is informative and interesting. It is not written in legalese but in an easy-to-read format..."

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781413315400
    Publisher:
    NOLO
    Publication date:
    05/07/2009
    Sold by:
    Barnes & Noble
    Format:
    NOOK Book
    Pages:
    346
    File size:
    5 MB

    Meet the Author

    Attorney Richard Barnes specializes in business and estate planning law in Valdosta, Georgia (ebbglaw.com). In addition to his law practice, he is an author and regular speaker on business and estate planning and has served as an Adjunct Professor at Valdosta State University. He currently is the Vice Chair/Chair-Elect of the Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Richard is a graduate of Rhodes College and Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he was the Senior Student Writing Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review.

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