The Complete Guide to Planning Your Estate

The Complete Guide to Planning Your Estate

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This book explains the complicated issues, terminology, and planning strategies of estate planning to the lay person so that when you do meet with a qualified attorney, you will be well prepared. You will understand legal terms and be ready to discuss issues and strategies with familiarity, saving time and legal fees and ensuring peace of mind. Some of the contents of the book are wills, assets, and settlement costs, probate, guardianship and minor children, executors and trustees, life insurance, living trusts, living wills, durable power of attorney, catastrophic illness, potential long-term care needs, marital deductions, types of trusts, federal and state estate exemptions, irrevocable life insurance trusts, gift splitting, survivorship deeds, charitable remainder trusts, 529 plans, health care proxy, power of attorney, reducing or eliminating estate taxes, avoiding tax on life insurance, using insurance to pay estate taxes, gift tax issues, generation skipping transfer tax, and tax deferred accounts. Estate planning should be a positive experience. It involves reviewing your situation and planning for your future. Although most people also find it unpleasant to think about the possibility of disability or death, advance planning is also a way to show your love and to reduce potential distress later. Get started today.For some items you just need to check your statement to know what the value of it is. To see how much you have in your savings account, just check the statement. This can also go for your retirement accounts, your certificates of deposit, anbsp;...

Title:The Complete Guide to Planning Your Estate
Author:Sandy Baker
Publisher:Atlantic Publishing Company - 2007


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