The Everything Wills and Estate Planning Book by Deborah S Layton

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Most Americans don’t have a will. They avoid estate planning because they don’t want to think about death or they think it’s too complicated. But this easy-to-follow guide takes the mystery out of the process. This book shows readers how easy it can be to plan for security and peace of mind. Readers learn how to write a will, create an estate plan, designate executors, choose trusts, reduce tax liabilities, and distribute their assets. Other features include:A glossary of legal termsAdvice for protecting families from creditorsGuidance for unmarried partnersThe important role of charitable giving in your estate planThis book provides sound advice for planning retirement and managing assets at any age and income level. It also includes completely new information on:Updated tax, IRA, and Roth detailsCharitable giving opportunities for reducing taxes and leaving a legacyInstruction for keeping plans up to date as the readers ageAn estate planning checklist

About Deborah S Layton

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Deborah S. Layton (Wilmington, DE), an attorney and writer, served as director of estates and trusts in the Office of Gift Planning at the University of Pennsylvania for more than fifteen years. She assisted donors in making gifts through bequests, charitable gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts. She is a contributing writing for Super Lawyers magazine in several states and for Delaware Today.
Published May 18, 2009 by Adams Media. 304 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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