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The classic legal guide with more than 100,000 copies in print—now substantially updated and revised!
Whether grappling with modest or extensive assets, The Complete Book of Wills, Estates & Trusts has long been the indispensable guide for protecting an estate for loved ones. In this completely revised fourth edition, updated to cover the latest changes in estate law, attorneys Alexander A. Bove, Jr., and Melissa Langa synthesize their decades of field and classroom experience into honest, clear, and entertaining explanations of a host of complex legal topics, including:
• How to create a will and living trust
• How to use a trust to avoid probate and legal complications
• How trusts work and how to use trusts to save taxes
• How to contest a will and how to avoid a contest
• How to settle an estate or make a claim against one
• How to establish a durable power of attorney
• How to protect assets from creditors
In their straightforward and humorous style, Bove and Langa share easy-to-understand legal definitions and savvy advice on everything from taxes to choosing the right attorney, all illustrated with entertaining examples and actual cases. This is the best and only legal guide readers will ever need to ensure that their money and holdings remain in the family.
Praise for Previous Editions of The Complete Book of Wills, Estates, & Trusts:
"If only my own will were written in language as clear and sprightly as Alex Bove's...I could go to my grave at peace with myself and my readers." —Robert J. Klein, former senior editor, Money
"Not only is this book chock-full of practical advice, but—thanks to Bove's unfailing sense of humor—it's great fun to read as well." —Richard E. Band, former editor, Personal Finance Newsletter