Want to make a Last Will & Testament without the expense of a lawyer? Now you can!
If you die without making a last will & testament, you are said to have died intestate. If you die intestate then you will have:
Making a last will is the only way for you to take control over these matters and to properly provide for your loved ones.
Enodare has taken its years of estate planning experience and created a simple book to guide you through the process of making a last will. It's called "Make Your Own Last Will & Testament".
Make Your Own Last Will & Testament will provide you with all you need to make your own customized last will. You will learn about last wills, making gifts, executors, intestacy, probate, estate tax, and much more.
We'll show you how to:-
With your book, you'll get a variety of fill-in-the-blank last will forms that have been prepared by experienced lawyers and customized for use in a variety of different circumstances; as well as detailed information, easy-to-follow instructions, helpful worksheets and all of the forms necessary to make your last will & testament. Whether you're married or have children, you'll find everything in here that you need to make a customized last will.
Simply follow the step-by-step instructions in this book, and you can have your last will and testament prepared easily in a matter of minutes!
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About the Author
Enodare's will writing software was first published in that year and, following its adaptation to cater for the legal systems of numerous countries worldwide, quickly drew in excess of 40,000 visitors per month to its website. From this humble start, Enodare has quickly grown to become a leading international estate planning and asset protection self-help publisher with legal titles in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Ireland.
Enodare's publications provide customers with the confidence and knowledge to help them deal with everyday estate planning issues such as the preparation of a last will and testament, a living trust, a power of attorney, administering an estate and much more.
By providing customers with much needed information and forms, Enodare enables them to place themselves in a position where they can protect both themselves and their families through the use of easy to read legal documents and forward planning techniques.
Table of ContentsTable of Contents (TOC)
An Introduction to Wills
Chapter 1 - About Wills
Basic Components of a Will
Types of Wills
The Difference Between Wills and Living Wills
Do You Need a Lawyer to Make a Will?
Chapter 2 - Making a Valid Will
What Is a Valid Will?
Age of Majority
Format of a Will
Signing of a Will
Having a Will Witnessed
Notarizing a Will
Chapter 3 - Wills and Intestacy
Why Everyone Needs a Will
Do I Have to Make a Will?
How Can a Will Save Me Money?
Intestacy and What Happens if You Don't Make a Will?
Apportionment and Distribution of Assets on Intestacy
Intestacy and Same Sex Partners
Estate and Inheritance Taxes
Chapter 4 - Gifts and Beneficiaries
What Is a Gift?
What Is a Beneficiary?
Types of Beneficiaries and Hierarchy of Distribution
Who May Not Be a Beneficiary?
Gifts to Spouses
Gifts to Minors
Gifts to Charities
Gifts to Witnesses
Releasing Someone from a Debt
Common Disaster and Simultaneous Death
Disinheriting Your Spouse
Disinheriting Your Child
No Contest Clauses
Challenging a Will
Reducing Challenges to a Will
Chapter 5 - Appointing Executors
What Is an Executor?
Overview of Executors' Duties
What Precisely Does an Executor Do?
Probate of an Estate
Grant of Probate
Who Is Entitled to Act as an Executor?
Who Should Be Your Executor?
Naming an Out-of-State Executor
Cash Reserves During Probate Administration
Chapter 6 - Guardians and Children
What Is a Guardian?
Sole and Joint Guardians
Appointment of a Guardian
Who Can Be a Guardian?
Should I Appoint Guardians for My Minor Children?
Considerations When Choosing a Guardian for Your Child
What Happens When No Guardian Is Named in Your Will?
Leaving an Inheritance for Children
Management of Children's Property
What Happens Without Property Management?
Options for Property Management
Whom Should You Choose as a Trustee?
Chapter 7 - Estate Planning
What Is Estate Planning?
Last Will and Testament
Revocable Living Trusts
Pay-on-Death and Transfer-on-Death Accounts
Probate Free Transfers of Assets
"Small Estates" Transfer Procedures
Reducing Taxes on Your Estate
Planning for Incapacity � Power of Attorney for Finance & Property
Planning for Incapacity � Advance Healthcare Directives
Healthcare Power of Attorney
Chapter 8 - Estate Taxes
Update on 2010 Suspension
Federal Estate and Gift Tax
What Is the "Coupon" Amount?
How to Determine the Estate Tax?
Charitable Remainder Trust
Charitable Lead Trust
Other Ways to Reduce Estate Taxes
Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
Family Limited Partnerships
Special Use Real Estate Valuation
Chapter 9 - Getting Organized and Making Your Will
Before You Start
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Appoint One or More Executors
Appoint a Testamentary Guardian for Your Minor Children
What If You Own Property Overseas?
Execute Your Will in the Prescribed Fashion
Consider Related Documentation
Cash Reserves During Administration
Location of Will
Chapter 10 - When Do I Need to Make My Will?
The Power of Now!
What Happens Next? Always one of two things!
So, When Should I Make a Will?
Chapter 11 - Changing Your Will
How to Change Your Will
Using a Codicil
How Often Should I Review My Will?
Keep Your Will Updated!
Revocation of a Will
Appendix 1 - Glossary of Terms
Appendix 2 - Estate Planning Worksheet
Appendix 3 - Sample Wills
Appendix 4 - General Instructions for Completing Your Will
Appendix 5 - Specific Instructions for Completing Your Will
Appendix 6 - Self Proving Affidavit - Type 1
Appendix 7 - Self Proving Affidavit - Type 2
Appendix 8 - Additional Clauses
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