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Wills and Estate Planning For Canadians For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-67657-8
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384 pages
March 2010
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Introduction.

Part I: Estate Planning Basics.

Chapter 1: What Is Estate Planning, Anyway?

Chapter 2: What Are You Worth? Preparing an Inventory of Your Estate.

Chapter 3: The Taxman Cometh: Taxes and Your Estate.

Part II: Estate Planning Tools.

Chapter 4: Money to Die For: The Mysteries of Life Insurance Revealed.

Chapter 5: Free to a Good Home: Giving Away Your Things Before You Die.

Chapter 6: Pass the Buck: Using Trusts in Estate Planning.

Part III: Creating an Estate Plan.

Chapter 7: A Crew for Your Ship of Estate: Beneficiaries and Executor.

Chapter 8: Who's Minding the Kids? Planning Your Children's Future.

Chapter 9: Giving Them the Business: What to Do with the Family Firm.

Chapter 10: You Gave at the Office, But . . . : Charitable Donations.

Chapter 11: Goodbye to All That: Plan Your Funeral and Organ Donation.

Part IV: Putting Your Plan into Action.

Chapter 12: If There's No Will There's No Way: Why You Need a Will.

Chapter 13: Will Power.

Chapter 14: Powers of Attorney: Who'll Manage Your Money for You if You Can’t?

Chapter 15: Living Wills: Caring for You if You Can't Care for Yourself.

Chapter 16: Getting Professional Help.

Part V: Readying Your Estate and Keeping It Up to Date.

Chapter 17: Don’t Leave a Mess Behind: Putting Your Affairs in Order.

Chapter 18: It’s Even Better the Second Time Around: Updating Your Estate Plan.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Lawyer.

Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Using Your Computer for Estate Planning.

Appendix A: Prepare to Meet Your Lawyer.

Appendix B: Instructions for Your Executor.

Appendix C: Inventory for Your Executor.

Index.

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