Estate Planning for Blended Families by Richard E. Barnes
Providing for Your Spouse & Children in a Second Marriage

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Synopsis

In almost half of all stepfamilies, each parent brings one or more children to a new marriage and while other books give general information about wills, trusts, and taxes, many of them may not apply to couples in second marriages.



Estate Planning for Blended Families is the first book for parents in second marriages who want to provide both for their current spouse and their children from the current and prior marriages. Author Richard Barnes has years of experience guiding couples through the process of setting goals, discussing competing priorities, and choosing strategies and this book covers:



Identifying goals and concerns

Discussing matters with your spouse

Planning for all children involved

Estate and gift taxes in a second marriage

Choosing executors and trustees

Working with lawyers, financial planners and other experts

And much more



Estate Planning for Blended Families will also provide sample estate plans as well as the latest information regarding federal and state laws.
 

About Richard E. Barnes

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Attorney Richard Barnes specializes in business and estate planning law in Valdosta, Georgia (www.ebbglaw.com). In addition to his law practice, he is an author and regular speaker on business and estate planning and has served as an Adjunct Professor at Valdosta State University. He currently is the Vice Chair/Chair-Elect of the Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Richard is a graduate of Rhodes College and Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he was the Senior Student Writing Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review.
 
Published May 7, 2009 by NOLO. 368 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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