The Executor's Guide: Settling A Loved One's Estate or Trust
  • The Executor's Guide: Settling A Loved One's Estate or Trust
  • The Executor's Guide: Settling A Loved One's Estate or Trust

The Executor's Guide: Settling A Loved One's Estate or Trust

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by Mary Randolph
     
 

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Settling an estate can be like moving through a maze-let The Executor's Guide lead the way. If you're faced with wrapping up the affairs of a loved one who has died, you may feel overwhelmed by all the work ahead-especially when you're grieving. But with the right legal and practical information, you can do it.

The Executor's Guide will show you how to get

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Overview

Settling an estate can be like moving through a maze-let The Executor's Guide lead the way. If you're faced with wrapping up the affairs of a loved one who has died, you may feel overwhelmed by all the work ahead-especially when you're grieving. But with the right legal and practical information, you can do it.

The Executor's Guide will show you how to get organized, get the help you need and make progress one step at a time. Let it help you navigate an unfamiliar land of legal procedures and terminology.

It explains:
*preparing for the job of executor or trustee 
*the first steps to take
*claiming life insurance, Social Security and other benefits
*making sense of a will
*what to do if there is no will
*how to determine whether probate is necessary
*caring for children and their property
*taxes
*an overview of probate court proceedings
*dealing with family members
*handling trusts
*looking up your state's laws
*working with lawyers, appraisers, accountants and other experts

The 2nd edition contains updated tables outlining key points of each state's laws, the latest information on estate taxes and worksheets that help you stay organized and on track.

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Editorial Reviews

Kiplinger's Retirement Report
Covers the gamut of estate chores and helps you get through them.
Miami Herald
Explains how to find state-specific information, and an appendix sorts legalities by state.
Reference & Research Book News
Provides a guide for executors and trustees, describing legal procedures and terminology, what to expect, decisions that will need to be made, and questions to ask.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413306552
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
02/29/2008
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
507
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Randolph earned her law degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of The Executor's Guide: Settling Your Loved One's Estate or Trust, 8 Ways to Avoid Probate, Every Dog's Legal Guide: A Must-Have Book for Your Owner, and Deeds for California Real Estate. She is also a coauthor of the legal manual for Quicken WillMaker Plus. She has been a guest on The Today Show and has been interviewed by many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

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The Executor's Guide: Settling a Loved One's Estate or Trust 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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Have found book to be very useful in guiding me through this process.
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So I'll review it after I get it.