The Complete Book of Trusts

The Complete Book of Trusts

A new, updated edition of the ultimate guide to trusts Trusts are powerful and flexible financial planning tools, and this new edition of The Complete Book of Trusts covers everything you need to know to protect your hard-earned assets from taxes, creditors, and more. This updated Third Edition provides all the latest information on trusts, addressing recent changes due to economic growth and the Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 in such areas as transferring assets, distribution of income, gift and estate tax rules, and many others. Along with in-depth examinations of sixty different types of trusts, this book also shows you how to: * Set up a trust to manage assets in the event of disability or death * Avoid probate * Minimize or eliminate estate and other transfer taxes * Financially protect loved ones * And more The Complete Book of Trusts, Third Edition is an invaluable resource for anyone with significant assets to protect.

The Complete Book of Wills, Estates & Trusts

Advice that Can Save You Thousands of Dollars in Legal Fees and Taxes

The Complete Book of Wills, Estates & Trusts

The best legal guide to wills and estates—with more than 80,000 copies sold—now updated to cover the current asset protection options and estate laws Whether grappling with modest or extensive assets, The Complete Book of Wills, Estates, and Trusts has long been the indispensable guide for protecting an estate for loved ones. In this completely revised third edition, updated to cover the latest changes in estate law, attorney Alexander A. Bove, Jr., clearly explains • how to use a will to avoid probate and legal complications • how trusts work and how to use trusts to save taxes • how to contest a will and how to avoid a contest • how to settle an estate or make a claim against one • how to establish a durable power of attorney • how to protect assets from creditors In his straightforward and humorous style, Bove shares easy-to-understand legal definitions, savvy advice on taxes, and pragmatic and simple sample forms, all illustrated with entertaining examples and actual cases. The Complete Book of Wills, Estates, and Trusts is the best guide available for defending your financial legacy

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Psychic Intuition, 3e

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Psychic Intuition, 3e

Everyone has an inner voice that tells them important things they have no other way of knowing. A select few have learned how to tune in to that voice and use its wisdom to avoid disaster, heal their bodies and minds, and make contact with other minds and spirits. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Psychic Intuition, Third Edition, uses a hands-on approach to psychic development for beginners, taking readers from a basic introduction to various psychic abilities through to using their own psychic powers to perform psychic readings for others and solve their own problems. In it, readers learn the potential of psychic intuition and how to use it in their lives. Topics covered include: ·Discovering what psychic intuition is and what a psychic can tell someone about themselves ·Assessing their current psychic abilities ·Trusting their instincts and developing psychic awareness ·Learning about the mind-body connection and how to use psychic power to heal themselves and others ·Exploring what can be learned from altered states of consciousness, such as hypnosis, visions, dreams, and telepathy ·Knowing things before they happen ·Recalling past-life experiences ·Seeing, hearing, feeling, and knowing messages that others do not perceive ·Learning how use the tools of the psychic trade and how to give a psychic reading ·Combining all they have learned about intuition to get the things they really want in life

Starting a Limited Liability Company

Starting a Limited Liability Company

With Starting a Limited Liability Company you’ll learn how an LLC can work for you and exactly what you need to do to set up and operate one. The updated second edition features completely revised and updated planning strategies, and new chapters on the one-member liability company, estate planning, home businesses, and more. You’ll also find: Expert guidance on applying LLCs to operating a business, estate planning, protecting assets, real estate acquisitions, professional practices, avoiding ancillary probate, and venture capital operations Plans and strategies for converting partnerships into LLCs and combining LLCs and trust planning A detailed glossary, along with checklists and loads of sample legal forms that simplify the process

Wills Law and Contests

Writing a Valid Will, Trust Administration, and Trust Fiduciary Duty

Wills Law and Contests

Wills and testament, rights of inheritance, and successions are all creations of civil or municipal laws, and accordingly are in all respects regulated by them. What speaks when you are no more is your will; it is the voice that shows your intentions and from it, we may determine how you want your belongings distributed among your loved ones. While wills are essential (most especially for a large estate), not all wills are valid. For a will to qualify for probate, it must satisfy the demands of the law and meet the standard required for wills or else, the will is nothing but a piece of paper. One who leaves behind an invalid will, is not different from one who died intestate (without a will), since the will may not be probated, the default rule takes effect and all real and personal property of the decedent is distributed, according to intestacy law of the jurisdiction involved. It is presumed there is no will, the proper thing is to set aside decedents intentions and allow the law to take his position by ensuring proper administration of the estate.

Trust Protectors: A Practice Manual with Forms

Trust Protectors: A Practice Manual with Forms

The trust protector is generally regarded as a relatively new position in trust law, and the key feature of the position is that the protector may be granted powers over the trust, which are generally superior to those of the trustee. This places the protector in a position where, by the exercise of his powers, he can cause the trust to adjust to unforeseen changes or new conditions without the need for court action or beneficiary approval. This work takes the firm position that, with only limited exception, the role of the protector is a fiduciary one, imposing on the protector a duty to act in the best interests of the purposes of the trust and the beneficiaries. Unfortunately, a substantial segment of the legal community, as well as the legislative bodies of a number of international jurisdictions, have taken a position that the protector is not a fiduciary, or that he may be declared in the trust not to be a fiduciary, and that the power granted him under the trust may be declared to be personal powers, whether or not such is the case, and thus he would have no liability for his actions or inactions while serving as protector. This “attraction” of providing total exculpation of the protector has effectively engendered a quick acceptance of the position by the bulk of the legal community and even by the legislatures of a number of jurisdictions, though almost totally unsupported by relevant case law. As a result, we have been seeing trusts which incorporate the use of a protector having the power to make critical dispositive and administrative decisions, as well as extensive modifications to the trusts without being exposed to liability for negligence or bad decisions which result in damages. This work will examine in detail the role of the protector of the trust, the relationship between the protector and the trustee, between the protector and the beneficiaries, and the protector’s responsibilities to the purposes of the trust. It will demonstrate with legal support that the role of the protector is not a new role, that, in fact, the protector is simply a new name for the decades-old position of trust “advisor,” and that the trust advisor is consistently regarded as a fiduciary in relevant treatises and has been repeatedly held to be a fiduciary in relevant cases. The discussion will also review and analyze the historical issues and professional commentary relevant to trust law and the role of protector, as well as case decisions in various international jurisdictions which have shed light on the issues and some of the positions taken in the statutes of a number of jurisdictions in the United States and across the world. All legal aspects of the role will be examined, including the rights of the protector, the protector’s relationship to the trustee, and the courts’ regard for and treatment of the position. Further, the work will discuss in detail all of the practical considerations in using a protector, such as selection and special drafting considerations, the use of a protector in a foundation, and, in brief, the numerous tax issues that may apply. The conclusion will be that with only very limited exception, which will be explained, the protector is unquestionably a fiduciary, and just as a trustee, he should be held to fiduciary standards. Accordingly, while it is certainly possible to grant personal powers to an individual under a trust, those powers per se conflict with the duties of a protector. And while it is also possible to reduce the fiduciary liability of a protector to a minimum, it is not possible to eliminate it entirely, regardless of trust language attempting to do so.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Being Vegetarian, 3rd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Being Vegetarian, 3rd Edition

Time to veg out! This updated and revised guide to the joys of vegetarianism features - for the first time - 75 delicious recipes! You will learn how to prepare and savor main dishes and sides, smoothies, breakfasts, snacks, and more. A great introduction to the vegetarian lifestyle, this edition has tips on changing eating habits as painlessly as possible and covers the health and psychological aspects of going "veg".

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, 3rd Edition

The Inside Story on Publishing Kids’ Books—from Beginning to End!

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, 3rd Edition

'Honest and precise, everything about writing for children there is to know.' Jane Yolen, author Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition. - Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to", plus revision and updates throughout. - Offers practical advice on getting started and on dealing with out-of-print books. - Covers picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, middle-grade and young novels, and common formats and genres. - Reveals what happens inside a children's publishing company, and provides guidance in working with an editor. - Sample cover and query letters, manuscript format, glossary, and recommended resources in an extensive appendix. - Plus information on agents, contracts, copyright, marketing and more.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth, 3rd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth, 3rd Edition

Knowledge from the very start. Bringing a child into the world is the most momentous time of one's life. Now parents can have the most up-to-date information on what to expect from the nine months of pregnancy and the entire process of childbirth. Written by an experienced OB-GYN and mother, with a reassuring tone, the latest edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Pregnancy and Childbirth includes: ?A new focus on "green" pregnancies and childbirth ?The latest information on screenings, guidelines for vaccination, and more ? "Daddy Alert" sidebars provided throughout to include the father during pregnancy and childbirth

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft, 3rd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft, 3rd Edition

An invaluable resource for beginners and adepts alike, this best-selling and frequently recommended book on Wiccan magic and witchcraft has been updated and revised, now featuring a Year-and-a-Day calendar for the solitaire who is beginning to explore Wicca on his or her own. Loads of new spells New for this edition: A Year-and-a-Day calendar; Expanded information on creating a personal grimoire and book of Shadows, the witch's spell manual and bible.