"The classic legal guide to wills, estates, and trusts-with more than 100,000 copies in print-now substantially updated and revised! Whether grappling with modest or extensive assets, The Complete Book of Wills, Estates, & Trusts has long been the indispensable guide for protecting an estate for loved ones. In this completely revised fourth edition, updated to cover the latest changes in estate law, attorney Alexander A. Bove, Jr. synthesizes his decades of field and classroom experience into honest, clear, and entertaining explanations of a host of complex legal topics, including: how to create a will and living trust how to use a will to avoid probate and legal complications how trusts work and how to use trusts to save taxes how to contest a will and how to avoid a contest how to settle an estate or make a claim against one how to establish a durable power of attorney how to protect assets from creditors In his straightforward and humorous style, Bove shares easy-to-understand legal definitions, savvy advice on taxes, and pragmatic and simple sample forms, all illustrated with entertaining examples and actual cases. This is the only legal guide readers will ever need to ensure that their money and holdings remain in the family"--
Physical Description:x, 396 pages ; 24 cm print
Publisher:New York :St. Martin's Griffin,2021.
Contents / Notes
Includes index. Prev. edition is classed under KF755.Z9.
Formatted Contents Note:
The world of wills -- Do you really need a will? -- What is a will? -- How to cancel or change your will -- Common will provisions -- Uncommon will provisions -- controlling from the grave -- Spouses' and children's rights to an estate -- Estate management -- Personal representatives -- Will contests, lost wills, and beneficiaries' rights -- Avoiding probate and wills altogether -- Everything you need to know about trusts -- Probate, trusts, and taxes -- Dealing with Lawyers.