The Everything Wills Estate Planning Book

Author: Deborah S Layton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1605507105
Size: 25.79 MB
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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

Pregnancy Sucks For Men

Author: Joanne Kimes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440500843
Size: 15.72 MB
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Sleep on the couch to make room for her gigantic pregnancy pillow Pass up tickets to the game since you'd "rather" register for the baby shower Haven't had sex since there was snow on the ground (and it's July) It may not make you sound like future father of the year, but there's one thing men everywhere can agree on: Pregnancy Sucks—for you. In this complete update of the bestselling first edition, Joanne and Jeff Kimes pair no-holds-barred humor with helpful advice to make sure you actually live to see the birth of your child. So whether you're sick of putting your foot in your mouth when you're trying to compliment her, you want the real scoop on what's going to go down in the delivery room (without the hospital-issued video), or you really just want a laugh (since you "volunteered" to give up drinking for the interminable nine months of her pregnancy), this book will tell you exactly what to do when that miracle of yours is making you totally, completely, just-cut-the-freakin'-cord-already! miserable.

2012 Estate Planning

Author: Martin Shenkman
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456610406
Size: 67.35 MB
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2012 may be the most important year in history for tax planning. More wealth may be transferred in the waning months of 2012 than any other year. What can and should you do to take advantage of the potentially astounding planning opportunities that are available? What are the risks associated with this planning and how can you minimize those risks? With much of the planning so complicated how can you make decisions as to which of various alternatives are best fore you? Three of the nation's leading tax experts have addressed all these critical issues and so much more in this timely and authoritative book. This book is written to be accessible to sophisticated taxpayers who can personally benefit from this planning. But because of the broad coverage of even esoteric topics, some discussions are a bit tough. This book will also prove an invaluable resource for CPAs, financial planners, insurance consultants, and attorneys. The supplemental appendices for professional advisers with practical forms, sample legal provisions, and client letters practitioners can use will all prove a useful resource making this book a must read for professionals.

Secure Your Legacy

Author: Richard J. Shapiro J.D.
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480844950
Size: 30.86 MB
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Imagine building a new home without a set of blueprintssounds absurd, doesnt it? Its no different than creating an estate plan without establishing planning goals, but far too often people engage in estate planning without thinking about what they want to accomplish. In Secure Your Legacy, attorney Richard J. Shapiro tackles the daunting aspects of estate planning and elder law. He answers questions such as: How do you determine if you need a will or a trust (or both)? Whats the difference between a revocable and irrevocable trust? How do you protect assets if you need long-term care? How do you reduce your exposure to estate taxes? He also shares tips on planning for a child with special needs, transferring a business, and ensuring a beloved pet is taken care of if you die or become incapacitated. He also explains why you should never create an estate plan online. Filled with real-world examples, this guide gives you the critical information you need to work with an attorney to create an estate plan that protects you and your loved ones.

Asset Protection For Business Owners And High Income Earners

Author: Alan Northcott
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601380054
Size: 52.91 MB
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Congratulations! You have worked hard for many years and own a booming business; or perhaps you are a successful doctor, attorney, CPA, or another high-income earner. Making that money was difficult; now, you have to create a strategy to keep it. Unfortunately, you are on the radar with pending lawsuits from other businesses, employees, business partners, past marriages, relatives, the government, or anyone else who thinks they can reach your assets. With a little knowledge and access to the Internet, anyone can discover a lot of information about you, including: your home, cars, boats, real estate, bank, and investment accounts -- essentially everything you own. On average, 80,000 lawsuits were filed in 2006 each day. Fortunately, you can act now to protect yourself and family later. In this easy-to-read and comprehensive book, you will learn the simple steps you need to do to protect yourself before there is a problem. The book provides a number of worksheets to help you decide the best plan of action for your financial position and personal needs. You will learn the ins and outs of protecting yourself and your family through legal methods, such as corporations, family limited partnerships and trusts, family saving trusts, offshore trusts corporations, and limited liability companies (LLCs). You will learn how to reposition your assets into legal entities that you control, creating bullet-proof security. You will learn about irrevocable living trusts, creating and maintaining LLCs, equity-stripping techniques, privacy plans, durable power of attorney, bankruptcy legislation, and estate planning for high-income in-dividuals, as well as living, testamentary, and pour-over wills. The trick is to own nothing directly but control everything legally.

The Complete Guide To Planning Your Estate In Illinois

Author: Linda C. Ashar
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601384297
Size: 31.30 MB
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What happens to your estate after you are gone is very much within your control. Estate planning is not only for the wealthy; it is for everyone. It is simply the process of deciding where your assets are to be distributed after your death. For those people who wish to preserve their assets for designated purposes âe" such as family or special charities âe" it becomes necessary to make special advance preparations. The right plan can protect the value of your estate and spare your loved ones unnecessary hassles and legal conflicts. The Complete Guide to Planning Your Estate in Illinois will help you glide through this complicated pro- cess. This new book has been adapted to offer Illinois residents state-specific advice for estate planning. Coau- thors Linda C. Ashar, attorney at law, and Sandy Baker have crafted an estate planning primer, allowing Illinois residents to become more informed and more involved during the process. Illinois-specific information is offered throughout this book, including: Illinoisâe(tm) probate code; Illinois rules, regulations, and laws specific to estate planning; elements of a valid Illinois will; planning your living will in Illinois; explanations of Illinois laws regarding durable health care power of attorneys, do not resuscitate (DNR) orders, and directives to withhold CPR. The bookâe(tm)s easy-to-understand context clarifies this complicated and sensitive subject and gives readers the power to take control of their future. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Your Ohio Wills Trusts Estates Explained Simply

Author: Linda C. Ashar
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601384165
Size: 63.62 MB
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Few people want to think about what would happen to their families if they become disabled or die; however, planning for these occurrences in advance will reduce potential stress on your family later in life. The right plan can protect the value of your estate and spare your loved ones unnecessary hassles and legal conflicts. This book will take the guesswork out of planning your estate and help you finally understand the complex processes. Your Ohio Wills, Trusts, & Estates Explained Simply will help you glide through this complicated process. This book has been adapted to offer Ohio residents state-specific advice for estate planning. Author Linda C. Ashar, attorney at law, has crafted an estate-planning primer that allows Ohio residents to become more informed and more involved during the process. Your Ohio Wills, Trusts, & Estates Explained Simply will provide all the information you need to choose, set up, and execute a will, trust, or estate. You will learn the legal terminology, including beneficiary, probate, trustor, trustee, assets, guardianship, and executor. You will also learn about trust agreements, trust property, settlement costs, life insurance, durable powers of attorney, marital deductions, gift splitting, survivorship deeds, gift tax issues, generation skipping transfer tax, tax deferred accounts, and advance directives. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed. This Atlantic Publishing eBook was professionally written, edited, fact checked, proofed and designed. The print version of this book is 288 pages and you receive exactly the same content. Over the years our books have won dozens of book awards for content, cover design and interior design including the prestigious Benjamin Franklin award for excellence in publishing. We are proud of the high quality of our books and hope you will enjoy this eBook version.

The M Word The Money Talk Every Family Needs To Have About Wealth And Their Financial Future

Author: Lori Sackler
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071799842
Size: 66.14 MB
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Finally, a simple and easy way to tackle the toughest topic of all... MONEY. It's the taboo topic nobody wants to broach, the elephant in everyone's living room. Not surprisingly, talking about money is a major cause of strife in U.S. households today. Planning for a family's future often prompts a total breakdown in communication, causing lasting damage. Research indicates that a staggering 70 percent of heirs lose their money, assets, and family harmony in the aftermath of estate transfers. This brilliant new book is about to change all that. Radio personality and financial advisor Lori Sackler has devoted her professional career to solving the financial problems plaguing families today. Here she introduces a set of groundbreaking tools for anyone who needs to discuss money with loved ones. She shows families how to communicate about money matters through all of life's transitions--changes in financial circumstances, remarriage and merging families, retirement, preparing heirs, and transferring wealth. The M Word will literally change the way your family views, spends, and transfers assets, wealth, and family values. You'll learn how to approach the thorniest of subjects without anxiety or stress, and your family will reap the benefits of secure financial planning for generations to come. Using the author’s five-step action plan to successfully prepare for, initiate, and execute the "money talk," you'll be able to: Understand why the money talk is crucial and challenging for families Tackle the issues that accompany wealth transfers and life's transitions Overcome the roadblocks that can keep families from communicating Prepare yourself and your family--logistically and psychologically--for the money talk Create a process for repeated talk that can keep your family and finances intact The M Word shows you and your family how to negotiate all aspects of financial planning for all generations--without stress or worry. Praise for The M Word "[M]akes a compelling argument for having 'the money talk.'" -- The New York Times "Lori Sackler's advice on overcoming the money taboo will not only help families successfully transfer wealth and deal with all of life's transitions, but actually become happier in the process." -- Shawn Achor, author of the international bestseller The Happiness Advantage "Lori Sackler masterfully delivers honest, timeless, and highly useful guidance that will help investors and their families successfully navigate crucial life transitions and financial decisions." -- David M. Darst, CFA, Chief Investment Strategist, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management "The M Word should be on the bookshelf of every parent looking for guidance on how to talk to the next generation about money." -- Eileen Gallo, PhD, and Jon Gallo, authors of Silver Spoon Kids "The M Word will take you by the hand and give you what it takes to survive and thrive financially during these trying times." -- Joan Hamburg, WOR Radio "Lori Sackler provides many insights about how families can cope with the financial dimensions of what she calls 'life's transitions.'" -- Richard C. Marston, Director of Wharton's Private Wealth Management Program "Families can spare themselves a lot of heartache by reading The M Word." -- Gail Saltz, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, The New York Presbyterian Hospital "I'm ordering books for my sons and stepsons so we can have the 'money talk' Lori's book encourages." -- Martin M. Shenkman, estate planning attorney and author