Recommended Titles and Treatises
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The American Bar Association guide to wills & estates: everything you need to know about wills, estates, trusts, & taxes
The fourth edition of this title is written to help individuals make informed decisions about planning their estates. This new edition includes estate tax law updates, as well as issues surrounding digital assets, such as social media accounts. It is divided up into eight parts that focus on getting started, transferring property without a will, what to include in a will, trusts and living trusts, considerations for parents, taxes, advance directives and living wills, and plans to make now to help your survivors after your death. Appendices include an estate-planning checklist, a sample basic will, and a sample advance directive.
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