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Quick & Legal Will Book

Quick & Legal Will Book

by Denis Clifford
     
 

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Everyone needs a will sooner, rather than later. For all those who've put off writing this important document, here's the solution. This slim, helpful book outlines how to determine beneficiaries, deal with property, choose an executor, avoid probate and prepare a draft of the will. Includes sample wills. Good in all states except Louisiana.

Overview

Everyone needs a will sooner, rather than later. For all those who've put off writing this important document, here's the solution. This slim, helpful book outlines how to determine beneficiaries, deal with property, choose an executor, avoid probate and prepare a draft of the will. Includes sample wills. Good in all states except Louisiana.

Editorial Reviews

Business Week
An excellent book for lay people.
Long Beach Press Telegram
The most streamlined, yet thorough information available on how to write a valid will quickly and safely — without a lawyer.
Long Beach Press-Telegram
The most streamlined, yet thorough information available on how to write a valid will quickly and safely-without a lawyer.
BusinessWeek
An excellent book for lay people.
Library Journal
Clifford has a reliable track record when it comes to estate planning guides. His new title joins Plan Your Estate (Nolo, 1994. 3d ed.), Make Your Own Living Trust (Nolo, 1993), and Nolo's Simple Will Book (Nolo, 1989. 2d ed.). While it is good to be wary of any publication with "quick" and "legal" in the same title, Clifford and Nolo have proved again that they can offer a simple but not oversimplified explanation of a legal concept. Written for people under age 50 with less than $600,000 in assets, the book instructs readers in how to designate who gets their property, name someone to care for minor children, manage property left to them, and name an executor. The text is enhanced with icons that call attention to possible problems, provide cross references, or note the need for a lawyer. An assortment of forms for wills, affidavits, and gifts is found in the appendix. Nolo's Simple Will Book, a fixture in many collections, offers expanded coverage of issues like debt forgiveness, varied guardianship arrangements, and disinheritance. Most libraries will want to add The Quick and Legal Will Book to satisfy those patrons truly interested in the no-frills will.-Joan Pedzich, Harris, Beach & Wilcox, Rochester, N.Y.
From the Publisher
"An excellent book for lay people." BusinessWeek

"The most streamlined, yet thorough information available on how to write a valid will quickly and safely without a lawyer." Long Beach Press-Telegram

"Clifford, an estate planning attorney, describes how to create a basic will for simple situations. He explains types of wills and other basic aspects, then how to decide on beneficiaries; give away property; name guardians for children; choose an executor; understand probate, taxes, and other estate planning issues; prepare a draft of the will; prepare and sign the final will; store and copy it; change or revoke it; and hire a lawyer and create other documents, such as durable power of attorney. The book includes sample forms valid in every state except Louisiana. This edition incorporates changes to federal estate tax law." Eithne O'Leyne, Editor Ringgold, Inc. ProtoView

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413313895
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
05/29/2011
Edition description:
Sixth Edition
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Denis Clifford, a graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was an editor of The Law Review, is a lawyer who specializes in estate planning. He is the author of many Nolo titles, including Quick and Legal Will Book, Make Your Own Living Trust and Plan Your Estate and coauthor of A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples. He has been interviewed by such major media as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Money Magazine.

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