Estate Planning for the Savvy Client

Estate Planning for the Savvy Client Author Mary L. Barrow
ISBN-10 0692853065
Year 2017-03-17
Pages 108
Language en
Publisher
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Do you want to make sure that the money you spend on estate planning is money well spent? Do you have questions about estate planning, probate, wills and trusts but don't know where to start? Or do you have an estate plan but still have unanswered questions? Would you like to be well-informed and confident before you consult a prospective attorney, or before you meet with your current attorney? With this book you'll discover: what you need to know to eliminate confusion about estate planning and give you a clear path to achieving your goals how to decide if you really need a will, revocable living trust, power of attorney, or any of the other options available how to choose the right attorney to help you plan your estate how to make the most of the time spent with your attorney by having the knowledge and confidence to ask the right questions Sit down with this guide from an experienced, ivy-league-educated estate planning attorney as she answers these and other questions for you in a practical, easy-to-understnad way, just as she has done for her clients and students. This book will tell you what you need to know before you meet with your attorney or prospective attorney. The Savvy Client is You!

Plan Your Estate

Plan Your Estate Author Denis Clifford
ISBN-10 9781413322866
Year 2016-04-15
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Turn to Plan Your Estate for straightforward, plain-English explanations of each of your estate-planning options, so you can make the best decisions for you and those you love. Attorney Denis Clifford shows you how to: avoid probate leave property through a will or trust use life insurance to provide for your loved ones name a guardian for your minor children leave property to a young person plan for incapacity implement strategies specific to business owners reduce estate taxes make final arrangements The 13th edition is revised with the latest federal and state laws, including updated information about estate and gift taxes and new information about how recent changes in the law affect estate planning for same-sex spouses.

Estate Planning Basics

Estate Planning Basics Author Denis Clifford
ISBN-10 9781413324495
Year 2017-08-22
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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This book provides concise, straightforward, and easy-to-read information about the major components of estate planning – without going into endless detail about arcane options that apply only to the wealthy. Topics include: choosing beneficiaries estate planning by parents with minor children wills living trusts avoiding probate trusts for people in a second marriage, and planning for incapacity. Best-selling Nolo author Denis Clifford uses plain-English to make these estate planning issues easy to understand, and he lets you know which tasks you can handle yourself, and when you’ll need a lawyer’s help.

The Wall Street Journal Complete Estate Planning Guidebook

The Wall Street Journal Complete Estate Planning Guidebook Author Rachel Emma Silverman
ISBN-10 9780307461285
Year 2011-09-06
Pages 210
Language en
Publisher Crown Business
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Let’s face it: you can't avoid death or taxes. But you can create an estate plan that will make both a whole lot easier for your loved ones and put you in control of how your assets will get passed to your heirs. Here, Wall Street Journal personal-finance reporter Rachel Emma Silverman walks you step-by-step through the process. Chock-full of clear and solid advice on how to get the most out of the main estate planning tools - including wills, trusts, life insurance, guardianship papers, and powers-of-attorney documents - the Wall Street Journal Complete Estate-Planning Guidebook will help make your estate-planning process as simple, smooth, and unintimidating as possible. This book will help you: · Clarify your estate-planning goals, such as dividing up property for heirs, reducing taxes or leaving money for charity · Understand the key estate-planning documents you’ll need, including wills, beneficiary-designation forms, powers-of-attorney and health-care advance directives · Decode the technical jargon that estate planners often use, so you feel comfortable discussing QTIPs and QPRTs when you sit down with your lawyer. · Reduce possible estate, gift or generation-skipping taxes and legal and probate fees – decreasing what goes to the tax man and increasing what goes to your heirs · Learn strategies to divide money and personal property among your heirs, and reduce the possibility of family fights · Discuss sensitive estate-planning issues with your family · Maintain your estate-plan over time, including how to store and when to update your documents With completely up-to-date information on how to navigate the new 2011 estate tax legislation, and thoughtful advice on how to handle your estate in complicated situations – like if you’re single, in a same-sex relationship, or wish to provide for children with special needs - this is the estae-planning guide for today’s messy and complicated world. One of the biggest estate planning mistakes people make, says Silverman, is waiting too long to start. Which is why the Wall Street Journal Complete Estate-Planning Guidebook isn’t just for those planning for retirement or their golden years. It’s for anyone, of any age, who wants the peace of mind of knowing that your wishes will be respected and your hard-earned money will get passed on as you would like. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Beyond the Grave Revised and Updated Edition

Beyond the Grave  Revised and Updated Edition Author Jeffery L. Condon
ISBN-10 9780062383402
Year 2014-08-12
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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This expert, one-of-a-kind handbook shows you how to ensure that your inheritance instructions will be carried out the way you want them to be; protect your children's inheritance from creditors, ex-spouses, addictions, tax troubles, mismanagement, squandering, and other risks of loss; prevent family conflict that can arise when parents die and children divide the "family money"; leave more money to your children and grandchildren, and less to the IRS; avoid creating inheritance problems in your family with "cautionary tales" of inheritance planning gone bad; understand why you still have to deal with estate tax issues even if your net worth falls below the new death-tax-exemption.

The American Bar Association Guide to Wills Estates

The American Bar Association Guide to Wills   Estates Author American Bar Association
ISBN-10 9780375722998
Year 2009
Pages 366
Language en
Publisher Random House Reference &
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Written in easy-to-read language with dozens of real-life examples, this book provides important information about mediation, arbitration, small claims court, and civil court procedures, and includes a chapter on working with a lawyer.

Living Trusts for Everyone

Living Trusts for Everyone Author Ronald Farrington Sharp
ISBN-10 9781621535706
Year 2017-03-21
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Living Trusts for Everyone is the best resource for setting up a living trust. Explaining in specific terms what benefits a trust will have, Ronald Farrington Sharp gives the tools necessary to set up a loved one’s trust with no lawyers and no expense. Wills benefit lawyers. Trusts benefit the clients. Too often lawyers sell wills to clients only to sit back and wait to sell their probate services to their clients’ heirs. Ronald Farrington Sharp describes the best way to handle modern estate planning and details the many advantages trusts have over wills in not only eliminating probate but in also protecting your assets for your heirs. Sharp explains why legal services are not needed to do the clerical work in settling a trust after death. This updated edition includes new information on an array of subjects, including: Elimination of the federal estate tax for most estates due to increased exemption amounts Online assets The use of passwords, usernames, and websites Keeping trustees honest and the process of removing trustees for malfeasance Forms for simplifying the planning process Strategies to lower attorneys’ fees>/li> With no legal jargon, just step-by-step instructions and sample form letters, Living Trusts for Everyone takes the mystery out of the process of setting up a trust.

Estate and Trust Administration For Dummies

Estate and Trust Administration For Dummies Author Margaret Atkins Munro
ISBN-10 9781118412268
Year 2013-05-07
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Your plain-English guide to administering an estate and/or trust As more and more of the population reach senior ages—including baby boomers, many of whom do not have wills—an increasing number of people are being thrust into the role of executor, administrator, personal representative of an estate, or trustee of a trust after the death of a loved one. This updated edition of Estate & Trust Administration For Dummiesguides you through the confusing process of administering an estate and/or trust. Settling an estate and administering a trust can be complicated, messy, and time-consuming for individuals named as executor or trustee, most of whom have no previous experience with such matters. Estate & Trust Administration For Dummies shows you how to make sound decisions for your unique circumstances. Guides you through the confusing process of administering an estate and/or trust Provides expert advice on unfamiliar estate and trust tax law Gives you a practical checklist to follow for all of your estate and trust administration questions and concerns Whether you're looking for guidance on how to navigate the probate process and estate taxes, settle debts and bequests, fund a trust, comply with tax regulations, or anything in between, this hands-on, friendly guide takes away the mystery and provides detailed answers to all of your estate and trust administration questions.

A Lawyer s Guide to Estate Planning

A Lawyer s Guide to Estate Planning Author L. Rush Hunt
ISBN-10 1590313666
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 209
Language en
Publisher American Bar Association
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This book provides an introduction to the basics of estate planning and will make this area of the law more accessible to the nonspecialist.

Protecting Your Assets from Probate and Long Term Care

Protecting Your Assets from Probate and Long Term Care Author Evan H. Farr
ISBN-10 1621535533
Year 2017-05-23
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Allworth Press
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Have you ever considered the advantages of creating a living trust? Avoiding probate through the use of living trusts is a well-known solution, but author Evan H. Farr takes this issue one step further. In Protecting Your Assets from Probate and Long-Term Care, Farr explains the need to consider both probate and the expenses of long-term care when you create a living trust. A revocable living trust, the main tool used for protecting your assets from probate, does not protect assets from the catastrophic expenses of long-term care. A very useful and popular estate planning tool, revocable living trusts are recommended by tens of thousands of attorneys across the United States and are used as the central estate planning document by millions of Americans. However, what most Americans don't realize is that assets in such a trust are not protected from lawsuits or from the limitless expenses associated with nursing homes or long-term care. In order to help readers protect themselves from both probate and long-term care, Farr delves into the many details you should know when creating a living trust. He also outlines his Living Trust Plus™ Asset Protection Trust, which is the only type of self-created asset protection trust that allows you to avoid probate and retain an interest in the trust while also protecting the assets from being counted by state Medicaid agencies. He details the process of avoiding probate and securing assets, including: Joint ownership problems Special needs planning How to pay for the nursing home Why Medicaid planning is ethical The ten most common Medicaid myths Finding the right lawyer Protecting Your Assets from Probate and Long-Term Care will help to ensure your family does not have to reap the consequences (and expenses) of improperly creating a living trust.

How to Give Financial Advice to Women Attracting and Retaining High Net Worth Female Clients

How to Give Financial Advice to Women  Attracting and Retaining High Net Worth Female Clients Author Kathleen Burns Kingsbury
ISBN-10 9780071798983
Year 2012-08-31
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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YOUR ONE-STOP HANDBOOK FOR CONNECTING WITH AFFLUENT FEMALE INVESTORS "How to Give Financial Advice to Women is full of specific and useful suggestions to help financial advisors serve female clients more effectively. A great addition to any financial planner's professional bookshelf." -- Rick Kahler, CFP, coauthor of Conscious Finance and The Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge "Finally a comprehensive answer to Freud's famous question, 'What do women really want?'--at least when it comes to financial advice. . . . A must-read manual for financial advisors on how to work authentically and appreciatively with women." -- Eleanor Blayney, CFP, President, Directions for Women, CFP Board Consumer Advocate "How to Give Financial Advice to Women arrives perfectly timed for advisors seeking guidance with the changing landscape of modern financial management. Addressing the dramatic rise of women in business, investing, and wealth, Kathleen Kingsbury clearly articulates how advisors can and need to understand the perspectives of female clients. Every advisor should read this book and learn these skills." -- Jim Grubman, PhD, FamilyWealth Consulting About the Book: During the next several decades, women will inherit approximately $28.7 trillion in assets and will need good financial guidance to manage their increasing wealth. The problem is that two-thirds of women don't trust financial advisors. Even if you are the best at what you do, a female client will pass you over if you can't effectively communicate and establish a trusting relationship with her. How to Give Financial Advice to Women is your one-stop handbook for connecting with affluent female investors. Written by a wealth psychology expert with over 20 years of experience coaching women, this practical book helps you understand the wants and needs of affluent female clients and shows you how to appeal to this group of loyal investors. First, it breaks down the psychological fundamentals of women and wealth, and then it outlines the skill set you need to effectively communicate and advise affluent women. With the help of concrete action steps, in no time at all you will: Refine your advising style to appeal to women Be sensitive to the realities of affluent women’s lives Meet the unique needs of women in a variety of life transitions Connect with women both as individuals and as part of couples Build trust, actively listen, and foster financial confidence Help women prepare their children to receive wealth Whether you are a male or female advisor, How to Give Financial Advice to Women shows you how the industry has historically made women feel misunderstood and undervalued and gives you everything you need to buck the trend and capitalize on being female friendly. This complete guide even comes with valuable marketing dos and don'ts to ensure you attract the right clients in the most cost-effective way. How to Give Financial Advice to Women tells you what every wealthy woman wants her financial advisor to know.

The Self Directed IRA Handbook

The Self Directed IRA Handbook Author Mat Sorensen
ISBN-10 061587343X
Year 2013-12-30
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher
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The Self Directed IRA Handbook explains how investors can own alternative retirement plan assets in their IRAs. These assets typically include; real estate, private stock, IRA/LLCs, LP, LLC, private equity, hedge funds, private placement, crowdfunding, and precious metals. The Handbook clearly explains the prohibited transaction rules, investment structures, common self directed IRA investment assets, and SDIRA tax pitfalls (UBIT & UDFI tax). The Handbook goes beyond the basics of self directed IRAs and includes extensive FAQs after each chapter, and nearly 100 citations to cases, statutes, rulings, and opinions from the Courts, the IRS, and the DOL. Its author, Mat Sorensen, is an experienced attorney who has advised clients with IRAs at every major self directed IRA custodian, and who speaks frequently at industry associations and before professional groups on self directed IRA topics. Mat regularly advises clients on the prohibited transaction rules, on IRA/LLC structures, on real estate and private company investments, and on UBIT and UDFI taxes. Mat has also successfully represented self directed IRA owners before the IRS Appeals Office and the U.S. Tax Court. To view testimonials for the book, and for additional self directed IRA resources, please visit the author's site at www.sdirahandbook.com