The American Bar Association Guide to Wills and Estates

Everything You Need to Know about Wills, Estates, Trusts, & Taxes

By American Bar Association (Manufactured by)
(Random House Reference Publishing, Paperback, 9780375723858, 402pp.)

Publication Date: January 29, 2013

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The American Bar Association Guide to Wills & EstatesFourth 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 Association is 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.
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