Thinking Beyond Tomorrow answers your questions about:Estate Planning - Wills, Living Trusts, Survivorship Rights and avoiding ProbatePlanning for and managing your medical careLife Support Issues and Death with DignityPlanning for Non-Traditional RelationshipsPet TrustsGun TrustsPlanning for and managing your financesProtecting your Assets and your homeFamily and Marital Property IssuesMinimizing Federal Estate TaxesTaking action when a loved one diesSettling an Estate and being an Executor
Paul Premack is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through the National Elder Law Foundation. He was a founding member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and has been a NAELA member since 1989. His practice encompasses estate planning for individuals, couples and families of all ages, probate to assist surviving heirs when a family member dies, and elder law to assist clients with specific legal challenges. Paul is a Geriatric Scholar via the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.Benjamin Premack is a Washington State attorney whose practice focuses on environmental law, business law and elder law. He counsels on areas of inheritance, trusts, probate, health care, and community building. He is adept at combining business and estate planning law to serve unique purposes when each, individually, does not suffice. He offers outside general legal counsel to entrepreneurs and growing businesses in emerging economic sectors and multimillion dollar established businesses. His practice includes incorporation matters, legal advice on the formation of LLCs and other types of entities, and business law matters such as environmental law, intellectual property, employment and independent contracting, commercial contracts, mergers, acquisitions, and business restructuring. Benjamin is experienced in estate planning for individuals, couples and families of all ages, families in non-traditional relationship structures, probate to assist surviving heirs when a family member dies, and elder law to assist clients with specific legal challenges.
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 Dummiesguides 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.
In clear terms accessible to the general reader, Neil Gorsuch thoroughly assesses the strengths and weaknesses of leading contemporary ethical arguments for assisted suicide and euthanasia. He explores evidence and case histories from the Netherlands and Oregon, where the practices have been legalized. He analyzes libertarian and autonomy-based arguments for legalization as well as the impact of key U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the debate. And he examines the history and evolution of laws and attitudes regarding assisted suicide and euthanasia in American society.
After assessing the strengths and weaknesses of arguments for assisted suicide and euthanasia, Gorsuch builds a nuanced, novel, and powerful moral and legal argument against legalization, one based on a principle that, surprisingly, has largely been overlooked in the debate--the idea that human life is intrinsically valuable and that intentional killing is always wrong. At the same time, the argument Gorsuch develops leaves wide latitude for individual patient autonomy and the refusal of unwanted medical treatment and life-sustaining care, permitting intervention only in cases where an intention to kill is present.
Those on both sides of the assisted suicide question will find Gorsuch's analysis to be a thoughtful and stimulating contribution to the debate about one of the most controversial public policy issues of our day.