How to Settle an Estate: A Manual for Executors and Trustees

How to Settle an Estate: A Manual for Executors and Trustees

by Charles K. Plotnick, Stephan R. Leimberg
     
 
Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest tax codes, the third edition of How to Settle an Estate is the essential step-by-step guide to lead readers through the complex and daunting process of settling an estate. In clear and practical lay terms, authors Charles K. Plotnick, L.L.B., and Stephan R. Leimberg, J.D., both experts in estate planning,

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Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest tax codes, the third edition of How to Settle an Estate is the essential step-by-step guide to lead readers through the complex and daunting process of settling an estate. In clear and practical lay terms, authors Charles K. Plotnick, L.L.B., and Stephan R. Leimberg, J.D., both experts in estate planning, provide readers with invaluable advice, including:

* How to raise cash for immediate estate expenses
* Dealing with insurance claims
* Knowing when to hire a lawyer, an accountant, and a stock broker
* Managing real estate
* Distributing assets
And much more...

Author Biography: Charles K. Plotnick, L.L.B., is an attorney in Pennsylvania and specializes in estate planning. He is professor of estate planning at Temple University in Philadelphia. Stephan R. Leimberg, J.D., is CEO of Leimberg Information Services, Inc., a provider of tax law commentary.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Attorneys Plotnick and Leimberg have substantially updated their clear, comprehensive manual for executors and trustees of an estate, originally published in 1986. The new edition shines in its use of sample documents and checklists. It also addresses the psychological aspects of death and of being an executor. While not a technical treatise, this guide conveys enough detail to assist readers. The authors stress the importance of forming an estate settlement team of experts and suggest how to hire them. The only problem, as with any consumer legal guide, is the differing state laws. The authors might consider selected state-specific editions and issuing software for the book, as some tax return programs have done. Overall, however, this is an excellent and handy book. For general collections.Harry Charles, Attorney, St. Louis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452279346
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Edition description:
revised & updated
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.97(d)

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Charles K. Plotnick, L.L.B., is an attorney in Pennsylvania and specializes in estate planning. He is professor of estate planning at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Stephan R. Leimberg, J.D., is CEO of Leimberg Information Services, Inc., a provider of tax law commentary.

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