Make Your Own Living Trust
11th Edition
Author: Denis Clifford, Attorney
Price: $24.99


Living trusts simplified! Protect your family and avoid probate with this bestselling guide Death may be inevitable, but probate doesn't have to be. By creating a living trust, your property will bypass lengthy and expensive probate proceedings and go directly to the people you've designated, quickly and easily. Make Your Own Living Trust explains how to create a living trust, transfer property to the trust, and amend or revoke the trust at any time. You'll learn how to: create various living trusts, including an AB trust (also known as a "marital trust" or "bypass trust") transfer assets to your trust, including real estate, stocks and bonds, jewelry, art or a small business name beneficiaries for all trust property sign your document and make it legal appoint someone to manage property left to minors or young adults provide for trust property management if you become incapacitated retain absolute control over trust property while you live register, amend, or revoke a trust Make Your Own Living Trust includes all the forms you need to create your own trust, plus step-by-step instructions for filling them out. Completely updated and revised, this edition includes the latest tax and legal information, including updated information about the federal estate tax. Good in all states except Louisiana. “There are important differences between the trust-mill approach and that of such well-respected products as Nolo’s Make Your Own Living Trust.” -The Wall Street Journal “A do-it-yourself manual with checklists, step-by-step procedures, worksheets and forms.” -The Los Angeles Times “If you think you can prepare your own living trust, Make Your Own Living Trust is an excellent reference.” -Chicago Tribune

Author Biography

Denis Clifford, a graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was an editor of The Law Review, is a practicing lawyer who specializes in estate planning. He is the author of many Nolo titles, including Quick and Legal Will Book, Make Your Own Living Trust and Plan Your Estate, and a coauthor of A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples. He has been interviewed by such major media as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Money Magazine.

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Living Trusts
2. Human Realities and Living Trusts
3. Common Questions About Living Trusts
4. What Type of Trust Do You Need?
5. Nolo’s Tax-Saving AB Trust
6. Choosing What Property to Put in Your Living Trust
7. Trustees
8. Choosing Your Beneficiaries
9. Property Left to Minor Children or Young Adults
10. Preparing Your Living Trust Document
11. Transferring Property to Your Trust
12. Copying, Storing, and Registering Your Trust Documents
13. Living With Your Living Trust
14. After a Grantor Dies
15. A Living Trust as Part of Your Estate Plan
16. Wills
17. If You Need Expert Help
A. How to Use the CD-ROM
B. Tear-Out Forms
Form 1: Basic Living Trust for One Person

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