The Handbook to Wills, Funerals, and Probate: How to Protect Yourself and Your Survivors / Edition 3

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Few people want to think about death, and fewer still know how to properly plan for it. Families must often deal with confusing financial concerns during a difficult time. The Handbook to Wills, Funerals, and Probate, Third Edition simplifies this topic by clearly and concisely explaining wills, trusts, and estate planning; preparing for disability; dealing with probate and death taxes; making funeral arrangements; settling and closing an estate; and much more.

This guide has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest federal and state laws, including the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, which revised federal gift and estate tax law. It includes more than 30 tables and sample documents. Essential reading for anyone planning for disability or death and facing tough decisions following the death of a loved one, The Handbook to Wills, Funerals, and Probate covers: wills and trusts, guardians for minor children, probate and how to avoid it, joint and other forms of ownership, pay-on-death bank accounts, transfer-on-death securities accounts, life insurance, IRA, 401 (k) and other retirement accounts, living wills and medical powers of attorney, financial powers of attorney, organ donations, funeral, burial, and cremation, settling an estate, executor's qualifications, duties, and fees.

About the Author:
Theodore E. Hughes, Michigan Assistant Attorney General for Law

About the Author:
David Klein was professor emeritus of social sciences at Michigan State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816066698
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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