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How to Settle an Estate
     

How to Settle an Estate

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by Charles K. Plotnick, Charles Plotnick, Stephan R. Leimberg
 

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Consumer Reports offers step-by-step advice about everything an executor needs to know to settle an estate in a timely, informed manner, with maximum protection for the heirs and minimum liability for the executor. The authors take the reader through the maze of legal documents, forms, letters, and notices to be filed and the procedures that must be followed.

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Consumer Reports offers step-by-step advice about everything an executor needs to know to settle an estate in a timely, informed manner, with maximum protection for the heirs and minimum liability for the executor. The authors take the reader through the maze of legal documents, forms, letters, and notices to be filed and the procedures that must be followed.

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“A clearly-written guide for someone who just found out that he or she is executor or trustee of an estate. Factors to consider, questions to ask and checklists to consult may all add up to the authors' laudable goal of ‘less billable hours with your attorney.’”—The Dallas Morning News
 
“Attorneys Plotnick and Leimberg have substantially updated their clear, comprehensive manual for executors and trustees of an estate... 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… An excellent and handy book.”—Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890434420
Publisher:
Consumer Reports Books
Publication date:
08/01/1991
Edition description:
Rev. and updated ed
Pages:
324

Meet the Author

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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How to Settle an Estate 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
kem-FL More than 1 year ago
I was misled by the title and description to think that this was a book that would help me understand the probate process and help me work more effectively with my lawyer. The authors are knowledgeable, but the information is poorly organized. The level of detail isn't particularly useful either - relatively basic but written in a very technical manner so that it seems too advance for a layperson.