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Estate planning basics

Estate planning basics

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Published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. in Boston, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Estate planning -- Massachusetts.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMary H. Schmidt ... [et al.]
    ContributionsSchmidt, Mary H., Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (1982- )
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 322 p. :
    Number of Pages322
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16593208M
    LC Control Number92060426

    Generally, this is a spouse, family member, or close friend. You might need to do further research in state laws or hire an estate attorney. Otherwise, problems almost always occur when one partner dies before the other. If your legal situation is complicated, however, you should consult an attorney. Average rating:5out of5stars, based on0reviews I have been fortunate

    Donald A. Clearly, these are not choices you want to leave up to the court. Every adult, not just the wealthy, should spell out who they would want to inherit their assets. It allows you to have the last say on what you would like to do with the wealth that you worked hard to accumulate. It is a great resource for someone concerned that, should they die, their family might have trouble finding their documents.

    Your estate will need to take care of your mortgage and other major debts before your beneficiaries get what you've left aside. One client signed a deed transferring his house to a trust but hadn't properly created the trust. But you need to decide which type of trust works best in your situation. Bite the bullet, pick up this book and plan for the future. DeLong, an estate, business and tax-planning lawyer in Southfield, Mich. You can find templates for basic wills and such online or in bookstores.


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