How to Plan and Settle Estates (Paperback)

By Edmund Fleming

Allworth, 9781621533948, 272pp.

Publication Date: February 4, 2014

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This up-to-date, thorough, and authoritative guide clearly explains all of the complexities of planning and administering an estate. From wills, trusts, and powers of attorney to health-care directives and probate, everything you need to know is presented in an accessible, friendly style. This indispensable tool provides readers with:

• A step-by-step planning process
• In-depth coverage of Federal tax issues
• Helpful checklists
• Real-life examples
• An extensive glossary of terms
• Sample forms and documents

How to Plan and Settle Estates is an invaluable resource for protecting loved ones, saving time and money, and reducing stress for anyone setting up or handling an estate.

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About the Author

Edmund T. Fleming is a certified public accountant and attorney in private practice. He specializes in real estate, estate planning, and probate cases. A member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Estate Planning and Probate Committees, he served as chief of the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board’s audit and compliance section. Earlier in his career, he spent ten years as an auditor for the Internal Revenue Service. He lives in Downers Grove, Illinois.