"The American Bar Association Guide to Wills & Estates," "Fourth Edition," is the user-friendly guide that contains everything you need to know about planning an estate and preparing a will. It is organized in easy-to-follow chapters with sidebars containing tips, checklists, and key information, encouraging you to begin the process quickly and easily.
"The ABA Guide to Wills & Estates"will help you:
Determine what to put in an estate plan
Decide whether to prepare a will, trust, or living trust
Avoid or reduce estate taxes
Transfer property without a will with substitutes such as life insurance and joint tenancy
Understand the benefits of living gifts and life insurance, among many other topics
The Fourth edition features new and updated topics, such as:
Life-threatening and chronic illnesses
Incorporating your religious beliefs into your estate plan
Assisted reproduction and its resulting estate planning implications
Civil unions and same-sex marriages
Elder abuse and care
Information about Roth IRAs in estate plans
The impact of digital assets on estate planning.
About the Author
The American Bar Associationis the nation s leading legal authority and the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public."