The Everything Wills & Estate Planning Book: Professional advice to safeguard your assests and provide security for your family

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Most Americans donÆt have a will. They avoid estate planning because they donÆt want to think about death or they think itÆs too complicated. But this easy-to-follow guide takes the mystery out of the process. This book shows readers how easy it can be to plan for security and peace of mind. Readers learn how to write a will, create an estate plan, designate executors, choose trusts, reduce tax liabilities, and distribute their assets. Other features include:
  • A glossary of legal terms
  • Advice for protecting families from creditors
  • Guidance for unmarried partners
  • The important role of charitable giving in your estate plan

This book provides sound advice for planning retirement and managing assets at any age and income level. It also includes completely new information on:
  • Updated tax, IRA, and Roth details
  • Charitable giving opportunities for reducing taxes and leaving a legacy
  • Instruction for keeping plans up to date as the readers age
  • An estate planning checklist
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About the author

Deborah S. Layton (Wilmington, DE), an attorney and writer, served as director of estates and trusts in the Office of Gift Planning at the University of Pennsylvania for more than fifteen years. She assisted donors in making gifts through bequests, charitable gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts. She is a contributing writing for Super Lawyers magazine in several states and for Delaware Today.

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Simon and Schuster
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Published on
May 18, 2009
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9781605507101
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Language
English
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Genres
Law / Estates & Trusts
Law / Wills
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This content is DRM protected.
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