Kiplinger's Estate Planning: The Complete Guide to Wills, Trusts, and Maximizing Your Legacy

Kiplinger's Estate Planning: The Complete Guide to Wills, Trusts, and Maximizing Your Legacy

by John Ventura
     
 
Even if your estate doesn't include enough assets to be subject to the estate tax, you still need a plan. Everyone has assets: a house, a car, investments-a pet. What will happen to these and other assets when you die? Are you certain your children, spouse, or partner will be provided for as you'd like? Do you have a plan in place to ensure that your medical, legal,

Overview

Even if your estate doesn't include enough assets to be subject to the estate tax, you still need a plan. Everyone has assets: a house, a car, investments-a pet. What will happen to these and other assets when you die? Are you certain your children, spouse, or partner will be provided for as you'd like? Do you have a plan in place to ensure that your medical, legal, and financial needs will be met should you become seriously ill or incapacitated?

Kiplinger's Estate Planning gives you timely, straightforward, and practical advice on how to plan effectively so that you and your loved ones are well taken care of. Financial and legal expert John Ventura leads you through the estate-planning process, providing professional advice and guidance based on his experience lecturing and counseling consumers on estate-planning issues.

This essential guide includes the most up-to-date estate planning essentials to help you: Understand the ins and outs of the estate-planning process, Protect your assets so your loved ones can benefit from them, Ensure that you will be taken care of should you become unable to care for yourself.

About the Author:
John Ventura is a nationally recognized attorney and author who has been writing about issues related to consumer financial and legal issues for more than 15 years

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781427797094
Publisher:
Kaplan Publishing
Publication date:
05/06/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

John Ventura is a nationally known bankruptcy attorney and author who has been writing about issues related to consumer financial and legal issues for more than 15 years. During this time, Ventura has been a guest on CNN, CNBC, PBS, and National Public Radio, among other national TV and radio media and has been quoted in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Money, Newsweek, Black Enterprise, Entrepreneur, U.S. News and World Report, Maxim, Good Housekeeping, Martha Stewart's Living, the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times, and The Dallas Morning News, among other media outlets. Most recently, he has been quoted at CBSMarketWatch.com, Office.com, Bankrate.com, USA Today, MSNMoney, The Dallas Morning News, The Detroit Free Press, the Baltimore Sun, the Indianapolis Star, and Black Enterprise Magazine. He currently serves as Director of the Texas Consumer Complaint Center at the University of Houston Law School in Texas and is also an adjunct professor at the law school.

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