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The Handbook to Wills, Funerals, and Probate, Third EditionThe Handbook to Wills, Funerals, and Probate, Third Edition
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The Handbook to Wills, Funerals, and Probate, Third Edition

Few people want to think about death and fewer still know how to properly plan for it. As a result many people pass away, leaving their families to deal with confusing financial concerns. The Handbook to Wil… (See Below for Full Description)
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Few people want to think about death and fewer still know how to properly plan for it. As a result many people pass away, leaving their families to deal with confusing financial concerns. The Handbook to Wills, Funerals, and Probate, Third Edition simplifies this topic—clearly and concisely explaining wills and how they function, probate and death taxes, making funeral arrangements, and settling and closing an estate.

With laws constantly changing, this important guide—a thoroughly updated and revised edition of A Family Guide to Wills, Funerals, and Probate—covers the latest rules and procedures. Updates include the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, which revised federal gift and estate tax law, and all state law tables, and new chapters have been added to cover vital issues in more detail. This volume is essential for anyone facing tough decisions following the death of a loved one.

New and updated coverage includes:
  • Executor's qualifications, duties, and fees
  • Financial powers of attorney
  • Funeral, burial, and cremation
  • Guardians for minor children
  • IRA, 401(k), and other retirement accounts
  • Joint and other forms of ownership
  • Life insurance
  • Living wills and medical powers of attorney
  • Organ donations
  • Pay-on-death bank accounts
  • Probate and how to avoid it
  • Settling an estate
  • Transfer-on-death securities accounts
  • Wills and trusts
  • and more.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-6669-8
ISBN-10 816066698
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-2990-7
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series ---
Author Theodore E. Hughes and David Klein
Publication Date 6/1/2007
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Facts On File
Specifications Index. Tables.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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