The Executor s Handbook

The Executor s Handbook
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Author: Theodore E. Hughes,David Klein
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781626364219
Release: 2014-01-02
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents a comprehensive guide for readers who need help understanding the basics of the procedures that settle an estate.

The Executor s Handbook

The Executor s Handbook
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Author: Theodore E. Hughes,David Klein
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781628738421
Release: 2014-01-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Readers say it best: "This book covers all aspects of estate settlement in a complete and thorough manner.", "The book is written in easy-to-understand terms, with lots of good practical advice.", "I actually bought it to place in my file cabinet along with my Trust documents, Living Will and other documents", "We liked it so much, I bought this book for a friend who was handling a new estate." Acting as the executor, representative, or administrator of an estate is a complicated and time-consuming task, not only in an administrative sense but often in an emotional sense as well. The Executor’s Handbook, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive guide for readers who need help understanding the basics of the procedures that settle an estate. In practical and straightforward language, it covers all aspects of estate administration, including funeral arrangements, organ donation, administering probate, dealing with the deceased's assets and liabilities, and personal representative's compensation. You will understand not only your responsibilities but the responsibilities of those who will be assisting you. Tables of state income tax rates, intestacy laws, and state-by-state probate requirements are also included, and a glossary, index, and list of recommended works complete this handbook.

The Everything Executor and Trustee Book

The Everything Executor and Trustee Book
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Author: Douglas D. Wilson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781440570872
Release: 2014-01-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offers information for executors and trustees on carrying out the terms of a will or trust, including assest distribution, terminating existing accounts, opening an estate bank account, and closing the estate.

The Executor s Guide

The Executor s Guide
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Author: Mary Randolph
Pages: 504
ISBN: 1413319734
Release: 2014
Editor: NOLO

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Explains the duties of an estate or trust executor, and discusses probate, life insurance, bank accounts, debts, and estate taxes.

The Complete Executor s Guidebook

The Complete Executor s Guidebook
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Author: Benjamin Berkley
Pages: 308
ISBN: 157248604X
Release: 2007
Editor: Sphinx Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Step-By-Step Guide to Settling a Loved One's Estate You?ve lost someone close to you, and now you?ve been named the executor of the estate. What does that entail? What does that even mean? The Complete Executor's Guidebook takes you step-by-step through the confusing probate process from start to finish. This book explains everything you need to know to successfully serve as an executor of an estate in a simple, easy-to-understand way. --I?m not a lawyer. What do all of these words mean? --Do I have to be the executor of an estate if I?m named, or can I turn it down? --What exactly does an executor have to do? --What if I make a mistake? --Can I get in trouble? --How long will the entire process take? --Will I get paid for being an executor? --What if there is something wrong with the will? --What if there isn?t a will at all? The Complete Executor's Guidebook will help you through the entire process and keep you from making some very costly mistakes. This is the best book to give you the legal support you need at a time when you need it the most. ?This easy to read, well-organized and practical guide for executors is...written from personal experience by an estate planning attorney who knows his stuff.? -John Palmer, Host, The Prudent Advisor, Retirement Living Television and former news anchor, The Today Show

The Executor s Handbook

The Executor s Handbook
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Author: Theodore E. Hughes,David Klein
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781438129891
Release: 2007
Editor: Infobase Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A guidebook to the administration of estates for executors and beneficiaries, including financial advice, taxes, claim disputes and other legal considerations.

How to Probate an Estate A Step By Step Guide for Executors

How to Probate an Estate   A Step By Step Guide for Executors
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Author: Enodare
Pages: 294
ISBN: 9781906144302
Release: 2010-12
Editor: Enodare Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Initiate and close probate with ease, learn how to locate and manage estate assets, deal with creditors' claims, taxes and trusts, avoid the common mistakes made by many executors"--Cover.

The Executor s Guide Second Edition

The Executor s Guide     Second Edition
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Author: John Corrie HUDSON
Pages: 329
ISBN: BL:A0020280387
Release: 1838
Editor: Unknown

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The Executor s Handbook

The Executor s Handbook
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Author: Jennifer Greenan,CCH Canadian Limited
Pages: 300
ISBN: 1553672135
Release: 2003
Editor: CCH Canadian Limited

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The Essential Executor s Handbook

The Essential Executor s Handbook
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Author: David G. Hoffman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781632659675
Release: 2016-03-21
Editor: Red Wheel/Weiser

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Many of you, regardless of your feelings on the matter, will eventually be appointed as executor of your parents’, spouse’s, or another’s estate. Just calling an attorney isn’t enough. Settling a decedent’s estate may require the combined expertise of accountants, appraisers, auctioneers, realtors, bankers, brokers, insurance companies, a myriad of bureaucrats, and, yes, even lawyers. Where do you start? How do you empty a house crammed with a lifetime’s worth of knick-knacks, bad art, and unopened mail? How do you deal with long-lost relatives who think you’re taking too long or charging too much? And how do you oversee those professionals who know so much more than you about the process? The Essential Executor’s Handbook not only explains the steps involved in settling an estate, but it shows you how to get all these professionals to do the work for you. You will learn everything you need to know about the basic laws and procedures involved; all the legal definitions you could possibly want; and why each professional is necessary, what they do, what they charge, and where to find them. No matter how little you know about law, accounting, and the rest, The Essential Executor’s Handbook will lead you by the hand through the settlement process.

8 Ways to Avoid Probate

8 Ways to Avoid Probate
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Author: Mary Randolph
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781413327717
Release: 2020-04-01
Editor: Nolo

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Want to save your family money and hassle? Read this book! Probate court proceedings after a death can drag out and cost tens of thousands of dollars in attorney and court fees—money that would otherwise have gone directly to your loved ones. This topselling guide shows you the most effective ways to skip the probate process: name payable-on-death beneficiaries for financial accounts own property jointly leave real estate with transfer-on-death deeds use a living trust name the right beneficiaries for IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement plans, and use probate shortcuts for small estates. Completely updated, this edition includes the latest state laws on probate avoidance methods, and covers all the estate-related impacts of the recent changes to federal rules on retirement distributions.

Executor Kung Fu

Executor Kung Fu
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Author: Edward Olkovich
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780973158854
Release: 2011-08
Editor: EstateTherapy Inc

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Handling an estate is complicated. Research proves that people don't know what to do. This complete, step-by-step guide explains how to reduce the stress of being an executor, take inventory of the estate and distribute assets, and other essential topics. The guide is complete with sample forms, case studies, checklists, executor tools, and summaries.

Executor and Trustee Survival Guide

Executor and Trustee Survival Guide
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Author: Douglas D. Wilson
Pages: 383
ISBN: 0970489005
Release: 2000
Editor: Fiduciary Pub

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Estate and Trust Administration For Dummies

Estate and Trust Administration For Dummies
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Author: Margaret Atkins Munro,Kathryn A. Murphy
Pages: 384
ISBN: 047045329X
Release: 2008-11-24
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Executing an estate or a trust fund is a big responsibility. Estate & Trust Administration For Dummies contains advice for handling estates and trusts of any size. It offers solid pointers on reading and interpreting a will and other documents, and helping heirs avoid paying too much (or too little). It also shows you how to take care of a loved one's estate in the event that a will or trust was never created. This authoritative, plain-English guide helps you understand and follow the rules that govern estates and trusts, ensure a smooth transfer of property, and manage fiduciary affairs in an orderly manner. You’ll get help choosing and assembling a team of professional advisors, settling debts and paying bequests, operating a revocable or irrevocable trust, and making sound trust investment decisions. Discover how to: Understand executors’ and trustees’ duties Read and interpret important documents Properly execute an estate or trust Handle estates both large and small Get familiar with the probate process and estate taxes Identify different types of trusts Follow the deceased’s wishes — and the law Notify insurers and employers of a death Follow the steps for closing an estate Establish, fund, and change ownership of a trust Keep proper trust records Yes, you can do the job and do it well. All you need is a little help from Estate and Trust Administration For Dummies.

Your Executor Duties

Your Executor Duties
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Author: Holmes F. Crouch
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0944817750
Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reflecting the changes in the IRS death tax exclusion, this guide explains the specific role and duties of an executor for any appointed as such or for anyone who has written a will and has appointed an executor to carry out the specific desires and intentions that a lawyer may not be able to perform if beholden to the legal system.

How to Settle an Estate

How to Settle an Estate
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Author: Charles K. Plotnick,Stephen R. Leimberg
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781101153406
Release: 2002-04-30
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The most complete and up-to-date estate-planning guide available Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest tax codes, the third edition of How to Settle an Estate is the essential step-by-step guide to lead readers through the complex and daunting process of settling an estate. In clear and practical lay terms, authors Charles K. Plotnick, L.L.B., and Stephan R. Leimberg, J.D., both experts in estate planning, provide readers with invaluable advice, including: • How to raise cash for immediate estate expenses • Dealing with insurance claims • Knowing when to hire a lawyer, an accountant, and a stock broker • Managing real estate • Distributing assets And much more...

Your Digital Undertaker

Your Digital Undertaker
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Author: Sharon Hartung
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781999450144
Release: 2019-02-22
Editor: FriesenPress

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

If you are an adult Canadian who uses e-mail and surfs the internet, this book is for you. In a unique and humorous way, this former military officer and tech executive shares what she’s learned about the estate industry and the taboo topic of preparing for one’s own death. Preparing for death doesn’t need to be scary or foreboding. It can actually be liberating and energizing. Join Your Digital Undertaker in an exploration of death in the digital age in Canada, which lifts the lid on how the deathcare and estate industry works today, and tackles it through the project management and digital lens. This exploration includes simple diagrams, easy to understand scenarios, and user options that require only a couple of mouse clicks. You’ll learn your digital life is not isolated from your physical life, as technology is the new player at the estate planning table. Cracking the code to digital death and its afterlife requires deciphering the code for your regular and physical life. By the end of this book, you should feel armed with questions and a perspective on how to tackle your digital life in the context of your overall estate. You might even walk away inspired to get on with dealing with your will and estate plan with estate planning professionals. If you are a named executor in a will or appointed in a Power of Attorney, this book is for you as well, as it might motivate you to ask a lot more questions about your role before you get handed “digital hell in a hand basket”. For those having the challenging conversations with their parents, family members or clients, let Your Digital Undertaker ask some of the basic questions and open the door for a meaningful discussion.

Please Don t Die But If You Do What Do I Do Next

Please Don t Die  But If You Do  What Do I Do Next
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Author: Kurt J. Grube,Keith S. Grube,John E. Nevola
Pages: 188
ISBN: 1475282192
Release: 2012-06-19
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Have you been named as an executor of a will or just want to know what the process of estate administration from a practical standpoint is all about? Then read on!This book is for meant to help those who have been named as an executor, for someone who has asked a loved one in to be in charge of their estate or for one who just generally wants to know what the process of closing an estate is all about. It has some technical elements, like how to sell or transfer stock and – but the real value of the book is setting expectations. It includes advice such as; making the funeral arrangements, dividing up the jewelry and selling the furniture. More importantly, it gives the first time executor enough information so they can be conversant when talking to lawyers, accounts and beneficiaries. That's the main reason this book is different than others – it has more of the practical versus the legalese. It basically helps someone who's never been an executor before or hasn't been exposed to the process and needs a little bit of help to carry out the wishes of a loved one. It's about things like; how long the process will take, fairness with beneficiaries, what curveballs might be thrown your way and what some of the pitfalls that might be encountered. For example, you should be aware that some insurance companies will drop homeowners insurance or not honor the policy if the house is vacant for an extended period of time. Again, that's where the value of this book is, eliminating some of those first time “unknowns” of being the executor of an estate. There is also a short “What should I do if?” chapter to answer questions such as; what if someone else wants to be the executor, if someone sues the estate, if the beneficiaries don't want to sign the refunding bonds, etc…In addition to the practical help, this book can help save you some fees when you administer the estate. You can close bank accounts, close insurance policies, transfer stock, send refunding bond notices, and file the will for probate by yourself. All those things are not hard to do, they're mostly administrative in nature and can be handled by a layperson. The idea is to let the lawyers focus on their areas of expertise while you focus on those administrative items.

So You ve Been Appointed Executor

So You ve Been Appointed Executor
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Author: Tom Carter
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781770404601
Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Self-Counsel Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The executor's job is much more involved than you might initially believe. At its simplest, the executor's role involves documenting assets of the deceased, paying the bills for the estate, and distributing assets to the rightful beneficiaries. These in themselves are not simple tasks, and there are many more to come.

How Executors Avoid Personal Liability

How Executors Avoid Personal Liability
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Author: Lynne Butler
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781770409446
Release: 2015-03-15
Editor: Self-Counsel Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Popular author and Senior Wills and Estate Planner Lynne Butler offers her latest in an ongoing series of estate planning advice. In this title, Ms. Butler tackles the rarely discussed personal liability of appointed executors. Personal liability is the biggest risk that estate executors and administrators can face, sometimes resulting in long drawn out dissolution of estates that can even trump the value of the initial estate. Understanding how to avoid the pitfalls through this process means that you can enjoy the benefits of being a benefactor exactly as intended in the will. Beneficiaries will also find this book useful, when they want to understand better what an executor can and cannot do.