How to Make a Florida Will [NOOK Book]

Overview

Having a well-written will is necessary to ensure that your property and assets are passed on in accordance with your desires. Too often people have their possessions misdirected to the wrong parties. This is usually caused by insufficient information when writing their wills or laws that that they did not know about that overrule their wills. This book can make sure that does not happen to you.

In How to Make a Florida Will, you will discover...
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How to Make a Florida Will

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Overview

Having a well-written will is necessary to ensure that your property and assets are passed on in accordance with your desires. Too often people have their possessions misdirected to the wrong parties. This is usually caused by insufficient information when writing their wills or laws that that they did not know about that overrule their wills. This book can make sure that does not happen to you.

In How to Make a Florida Will, you will discover all the information you need for success in writing your own will. This book explains Florida law so that you can effectively write and execute your own will. You will learn everything from community property issues to naming a personal representative, and even how to disinherit someone. With How to Make a Florida Will, you will have all the knowledge you need to make a will easily and painlessly.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402234668
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Series: Legal Survival Guides
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 116
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Mark Warda received his J.D. from the University of Illinois in Champaign. He practiced law in Clearwater, Florida, then gave up a busy practice to publish self-help law books. He has written or coauthored over sixty self-help law books, including How to Make Your Own Simple Will and The Most Valuable Personal Legal Forms You'll Ever Need.
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Table of Contents

Using Self-Help Law Books
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Introduction -

Chapter 1: Basic Rules You Should Know -
How a Will is Used
Joint Tenancy Avoids Probate
Joint Tenancy Overrules Your Will
Joint Tenancy can be Risky
Tenancy in Common does not Avoid Probate
A Spouse can Overrule a Will
A Spouse's Share can be Avoided
TOD Bank Accounts are Better than Joint Ownership
Securities Registered TOD
You cannot Will Your Homestead
Putting a Homestead in Trust
Some Property may be Exempt from Your Will
IRAs and Pension Plans
Life Insurance
Getting Married Automatically Changes Your Will
Getting Divorced Automatically Changes Your Will
Having Children may Automatically Change Your Will
How Your Debts are Paid
Estate and Inheritance Taxes
Annual Exclusion

Chapter 2: The Need for a Florida Will -
What a Will can Do
What not having a Will can Do
The Validity of Your Out-of-State Will in Florida
What a Will cannot Do
Using a Simple Will
When a Simple Will should not be Used

Chapter 3: How to Make a Simple Will -
Identifying Parties in Your Will
Personal Property
Specific Bequests
Remainder Clause
Alternate Beneficiaries
Survivorship
Guardians
Children's Trust
Personal Representative
Witnesses
Self-Proving Affidavit
Disinheriting Someone
Funeral Arrangements
Handwritten Wills
Forms
Corrections

Chapter 4: How to Execute Your Will -
Procedure
Self-Proving Affidavit

Chapter 5: After You Sign Your Will -
Storing Your Will
Revoking Your Will
Changing Your Will

Chapter 6: How to Make a Living Will
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Chapter 7: How to Make Anatomical Gifts -

Glossary
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Appendix A: Sample Filled-in Forms -

Appendix B: Blank Forms -

Index -

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