Retirement and Wills
5@55: The 5 Essential Legal Documents You Need by Age 55
The 5 Essential Legal Documents You Need by Age 55
Paperback      ISBN: 1610352580
Many people discover too late that they need some essential legal documents to deal with common health and end of life issues. Failing to prepare these documents ahead of time can create major legal headaches that often require expensive trips to court to resolve.Written by expert attorneys, “5@55
8 Ways to Avoid Probate
8 Ways to Avoid Probate
Paperback      ISBN: 1413325130
By taking some simple steps now, you can spare your family and beneficiaries a lot of time and money. How much? Probate court proceedings after a death can drag on for a year and cost tens of thousands of dollars--money that would otherwise have gone directly to your loved ones. 8 Ways to Avoid Probate offers easy and effective ways to skip the probate process so that property goes directly to the intended beneficiaries. Using the simple, plain English instructions, you'll learn how to create a savvy estate plan. Find out about: - naming payable-on-death beneficiaries for financial accounts - owning property jointly - leaving real estate with transfer-on-death deeds - using a living trust - naming the right beneficiaries for IRAs, 401 (k)s, and other retirement plans, and - using probate shortcuts for small estates procedures for small estates. This (12th) edition provides updates to 50-state rules on probate, including affidavit procedures for small estates and transfer-on-death registration for vehicles and securities.
ABA / AARP Checklist for My Family: A Guide to My History, Financial Plans, and Final Wishes
ABA / AARP Checklist for My Family
A Guide to My History, Financial Plans, and Final Wishes
Paperback      ISBN: 1627229825
This book guides the reader through the process of gathering in one place your finances, legal documents, online accounts, wishes about medical care, and more. With this one-of-a-kind guide, you’ll stay in control of your life and feel satisfied in knowing that if anything happens to you, you—and your family—will be well prepared.
Art Law: The Guide for Collectors, Investors, Dealers, Artists
Art Law
The Guide for Collectors, Investors, Dealers, Artists
Hardcover      ISBN: 1402418884
Updating the 2005 third edition, this fourth edition is bound to continue as the go-to reference for a wide audience of collectors, investors, dealers, and artists. An understanding of rights and obligations and a well-written contract can avoid oh-so-many problems. Seven broad areas are addressed. These include the artist/dealer relationship; commercial aspects of buying and selling through dealers and auctions; international trade and Holocaust restitution; artists' rights (First Amendment, intellectual property, resale); financial aspects (such as tax consequences) for collectors, investors, and dealers; tax and estate planning issues for collectors and artists; and museum law (including legal concerns arising from the digital age). The two authors are lawyers with extensive experience in the field. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Beyond the Grave: The Right Way and the Wrong Way of Leaving Money to Your Children (And Others)
Beyond the Grave
The Right Way and the Wrong Way of Leaving Money to Your Children (And Others)
Paperback      ISBN: 0062336223
Thoroughly revised and updated, a comprehensive guide to estate planning explains how to provide fairly and equitably for family members, facilitate charitable bequests and avoid probate. Original.
The Boomer Burden: Dealing With Your Parents' Lifetime Accumulation of Stuff
The Boomer Burden
Dealing With Your Parents' Lifetime Accumulation of Stuff
Paperback      ISBN: 078522825x
A practical guide to advise Baby Boomers how to deal with the daunting task of facing a parents' eventual passing as it relates to residential contents, heirlooms, and the often difficult family interactions and feuds that accompany them. With fascinating stories and comprehensive checklists, professional estate liquidator Julie Hall walks Baby Boomers through the often painful challenge of dividing the wealth and property of their parents' lifetime accumulation of stuff. From preparation while the parent is still living through compassionately helping them empty the family home, The Estate Lady® gives invaluable tips on negotiating the inevitable disputes, avoiding exploitation from scam artists, and eventually closing the chapter of their lives in a way that preserves relationships and maximizes value of assets.
The Complete Book of Wills, Estates, & Trusts
The Complete Book of Wills, Estates, & Trusts
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0805078886
An updated guide to estate planning explains the purpose of wills, describes common as well as unusual provisions, and discusses estate management, executors, contested wills, and probate. Original.
The Essential Executor's Handbook: A Quick and Handy Resource for Dealing With Wills, Trusts, Benefits, and Probate
The Essential Executor's Handbook
A Quick and Handy Resource for Dealing With Wills, Trusts, Benefits, and Probate
Paperback      ISBN: 1632650312
Many of you, regardless of your feelings on the matter, will eventually be appointed as executor of your parents', spouse's, or another's estate. Just calling an attorney isn't enough. Settling a decedent's estate may require the combined expertise of accountants, appraisers, auctioneers, realtors, bankers, brokers, insurance companies, a myriad of bureaucrats, and, yes, even lawyers. Where do you start? How do you empty a house crammed with a lifetime's worth of knick-knacks, bad art, and unopened mail? How do you deal with long-lost relatives who think you're taking too long or charging too much? And how do you oversee those professionals who know so much more than you about the process? The Essential Executor's Handbook not only explains the steps involved in settling an estate, but it shows you how to get all these professionals to do the work for you. You will learn everything you need to know about the basic laws and procedures involved; all the legal definitions you could possibly want; and why each professional is necessary, what they do, what they charge, and where to find them. No matter how little you know about law, accounting, and the rest, The Essential Executor's Handbook will lead you by the hand through the settlement process.
Estate Planning Basics
Estate Planning Basics
Paperback      ISBN: 1413324487
This book explains the basics of estate planning concisely and clearly. It’s the core of estate planning, made interesting! No fluff, just they the key information about wills, trusts, planning for retirement, health care directives, estate taxes, and more.
Estate Planning for Dummies
Estate Planning for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0764555014
An accessible guide to estate planning shows readers how to navigate the tax system to protect savings and assets from the encroachment of the federal and state government. Original.