ISBN-10:
0471214582
ISBN-13:
9780471214588
Pub. Date:
04/04/2002
Publisher:
Wiley
The Complete Book of Trusts / Edition 3

The Complete Book of Trusts / Edition 3

by Martin M. Shenkman

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Overview

The Complete Book of Trusts / Edition 3

A new, updated edition of the ultimate guide to trusts

Trusts are powerful and flexible financial planning tools, and thisnew edition of The Complete Book of Trusts covers everything youneed to know to protect your hard-earned assets from taxes,creditors, and more. This updated Third Edition provides all thelatest information on trusts, addressing recent changes due toeconomic growth and the Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 insuch areas as transferring assets, distribution of income, gift andestate tax rules, and many others.

Along with in-depth examinations of sixty different types oftrusts, this book also shows you how to:
* Set up a trust to manage assets in the event of disability ordeath
* Avoid probate
* Minimize or eliminate estate and other transfer taxes
* Financially protect loved ones
* And more


The Complete Book of Trusts, Third Edition is an invaluableresource for anyone with significant assets to protect.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471214588
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/04/2002
Edition description: REV
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,250,288
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

MARTIN M. SHENKMAN, CPA, MBA, JD, is a well-known attorney with extensive knowledge of tax law and investments. He is the author of twenty-six books, including The Beneficiary Workbook, The Complete Probate Guide, and Starting a Limited Liability Company (with Samuel Weiner and Ivan Taback), all from Wiley.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF A TYPICALTRUSTS.

Overview of Trusts.

The Trust Document: Basic Building Blocks.

Transferring Assets to Your Trust.

Grantor's Rights and Powers.

Designations and Rights of Beneficiaries.

Fiduciary Rights, Powers and Obligations.

Investment Standards and Decisions.

Distribution of Income and Principal.

Miscellaneous Trust Provisions and Exhibits.

PART TWO: TAX CONSEQUENCES OF TRUSTS.

Planning for the Gift and Estate Tax.

Planning for the Generation Skipping Transfer Tax.

How Trusts and Beneficiaries are Taxed.

PART THREE: TRUSTS FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS.

Trusts for Yourself.

Trusts for Your Spouse.

Trusts for NonMarried Partners.

Trusts for Children and Others.

Trusts for Charities.

PART FOUR: TRUSTS FOR SPECIFIC TYPES OF ASSETS.

Trusts to Protect Your Assets.

Life Insurance Trusts.

Trusts for Securities.

Trusts for Business Asstes.

Trust for Real Estate.

Trusts for Pensions and Employee Benefits.

PART FIVE: TERMINATION OF YOUR TRUST.

Trust Termination.

Index.

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