Quick & Legal Will Book

Quick & Legal Will Book

eBook - 2003 | 3rd ed.
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Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Nolo, 2003.
Edition: 3rd ed.
ISBN: 9780873379489
Characteristics: 1 v. ; 28 cm.
Contents: How this book works. Who can use a basic will? ; About probate and taxes ; Can you safely use this book? ; Real life ; Considerations for parents of minor children ; Legal overview ; How to proceed
Your beneficiaries. Categories of beneficiaries ; Shared gifts ; Survivorship period ; Simultaneous death ; Imposing limits on your gifts ; Disinheritance ; If you want to explain your decisions
Property ownership. Basic rules for giving away property ; Taking stock of your property ; The beneficiary worksheet ; Types of property ownership ; Marital property
Children. Naming a personal guardian ; Managing minors' property ; Other concerns about children
Your executor. Choosing your executor ; No bond required
Estate planning. What is probate? ; Avoiding probate ; Reducing federal estate taxes ; Second marriages ; Other property control matters ; Incapacity
Preparing the draft of your will. Determine your family situation ; How to proceed if you have children (or plan to leave property to young people) ; How to proceed if you're not a parent and aren't leaving property of significant value to young people ; Instructions for married person using form 1 ; Instructions for parents (or people leaving property to children) using forms 3 or 5 ; Instructions for people who don't have children
Preparing your final will. Getting your draft ready for typing ; Word process or type your will ; Signing and witnessing your will ; Self-proving affidavits ; Sample completed will, including self-proving affidavid ; Letters of explanation
Storing and copying your will. Storing your will ; Making copies of your will
Changing or revoking your will. When to make a new will ; Making simple changes in your will by codicil ; Revoking your will
Going further. Other will-writing options ; For general information on estate planning ; Probate-avoiding living trusts ; Creating an "AB" or marital life estate trust for estate tax savings ; Creating documents for healthcare ; Creating a durable power of attorney for finances ; Using lawyers


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