Estate planning is everybody’s issue. If you don’t plan for what happens to your money, your children, your house and other assets upon your death, the government will make those decisions for you. In these turbulent financial times, planning for the future is more important than ever, especially when it involves the financial security of those you love.
Completely revised and updated in its fifth edition, this national bestseller continues to be the definitive resource on the financial, legal and human issues around estate planning. Covers all areas of estate planning: financial and tax planning, wills and powers of attorney, life insurance, guardianship of your children, trusts and living wills, and funeral planning, as well as new information on current legislation and emerging trends such as estate mediation, and much more. Prepares you for dealing with your financial adviser or lawyer—and may even help you to save hundreds of dollars in professional fees and taxes. Features practical examples, tips, and question-and-answer boxes....Continua