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Although a majority of Americans know they need a will, about 70% of them don't have one. In fact, the legalities involved are not very complicated and most people can get it done easily with this book. Estate planning is largely the same. In this revised and updated edition of Complete Idiot's Guide to Wills and Estates, readers will find a complete inventory of everything to be considered in creating wills and estate planning, vital information on trusts, taxes, and eldercare planning, and much more.
All tax information revised and updated
Sections on IRAs and Roth IRAs have been revised to reflect changes in the law
Features online estate and financial planning sites
Additional coverage of post-mortem estate planning
Additional material on eldercare planning, such as living and support arrangements
Maple's book lays out the whole process including step-by-step directions for writing a will, language to be used in letters to executors and heirs, power of attorney, and more. Also included is a complete updated Glossary of estate-planning terms written in layperson's language.