Estate Planning

We've got tons of articles on every aspect of estate planning, including your last will and testament, all the facts about trusts, paying (and minimizing) taxes, administrating and executing an estate, and much more.

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Wills & Trusts Kit For Dummies

Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your assets will pass to your family according to your wishes Regardless of your age or income, writing a legal will is one of the greatest gifts you can give your family. But where do you begin? Wills & Trusts Kit For Dummies walks you through the most important considerations to have in mind when you’re deciding what will happen to your estate when you’re gone. Writing a will or setting up a trust isn't as fun as binge watching the latest hot web series, but this book makes the task a little less daunting. Find out who needs a will or trust (spoiler alert: everyone!), when you should create one, and how to take the first steps. Handy online content includes practical worksheets, forms, and templates that simplify and explain the process of estate planning in language that doesn't require a legal education to understand. With the help of Wills & Trusts Kit For Dummies, you'll have a document that details your final wishes before you know it. Navigate probate, tax, and state laws that govern how property is passed to the next generation Avoid the most common estate planning pitfalls and mistakes Choose qualified professionals and specialists to help you make the best decisions for your family Designate a guardian for your children and plan for their financial needs You deserve to know that your loved ones will be properly taken care of when you’re no longer with them. Wills &Trusts Kit For Dummies delivers straightforward guidance and peace of mind on a subject that, sooner or later, we all must face. *Please reference the Introduction to access a webpage where you will find a number of downloadable files and forms to create a will, living trust, living will, durable power of attorney, and healthcare proxy.*

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Estate & Trust Administration For Dummies

Estate and Trust Administration For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119543879) was previously published as Estate and Trust Administration For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118412251). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.           Your plain-English guide to administering an estate and/or trust As more and more of the population reach senior ages—including baby boomers, many of whom do not have wills—an increasing number of people are being thrust into the role of executor, administrator, personal representative of an estate, or trustee of a trust after the death of a loved one. This updated edition of Estate & Trust Administration For Dummies guides you through the confusing process of administering an estate and/or trust.  Settling an estate and administering a trust can be complicated, messy, and time-consuming for individuals named as executor or trustee, most of whom have no previous experience with such matters. Estate & Trust Administration For Dummies shows you how to make sound decisions for your unique circumstances. Guides you through the confusing process of administering an estate and/or trust Provides expert advice on unfamiliar estate and trust tax law Gives you a practical checklist to follow for all of your estate and trust administration questions and concerns Whether you're looking for guidance on how to navigate the probate process and estate taxes, settle debts and bequests, fund a trust, comply with tax regulations, or anything in between, this hands-on, friendly guide takes away the mystery and provides detailed answers to all of your estate and trust administration questions.  

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Estate Planning For Dummies

Get your arms around wills, trusts, probate, inheritance taxes, and other important estate planning essentials Estate Planning For Dummies teaches you the ins and outs of estate planning. It’s all about drafting wills, dealing with probate, assigning powers of attorney, establishing living trusts, and beyond. Think you don’t have enough assets to merit estate planning? Think again. This everyone-friendly guide walks you through building a solid estate plan, whatever your current financial situation. In easy-to-understand language, you’ll learn the ins and outs of estate planning, including what happens to your stuff—cash, real estate, businesses, retirement funds, everything—when you pass away. This new edition is updated for the many recent changes in estate taxes and inheritance law. Make sure your assets get into the pockets of your heirs or wherever you want them to go, and learn how to accomplish it the For Dummies way. Understand state and federal estate and inheritance taxes Build an air-tight will and make sure your heirs get as much as they can Protect your estate’s privacy even after you’re gone Plan for the transition of a family business Prevent disagreements and uncertainty among your heirs Figure out how to pass on your digital assetsThis friendly guide is a must for people of any age in the process of drafting their wills and planning where their assets ultimately end up.

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