HAPPY HOLIDAYS: Get a special discount on Apress Access! Subscribe today >>

Plan Your Own Estate

Passing on Your Assets and Your Values Legally and Efficiently

Authors: Wheatley-Liss, Deirdre R.

  • Plan Your Own Estate takes a straightforward and engaging "you"-oriented approach to dealing with one of life’s certainties--death. It puts you in control of how your money and your values will be passed on to family, friends, and organizations.

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-4495-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-4494-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Plan Your Own Estate: Passing on Your Assets and Your Values Legally and Efficiently takes a straightforward and engaging “you”-oriented approach to dealing with one of life’s certainties--death. While you "can’t take it with you," this book empowers you to decide how your assets can best help your family when you are gone. Experienced attorney Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss concentrates into this book the experience she's had helping hundreds of families work through their estate plans. Whether you have modest or extensive assets, Plan Your Own Estate provides the knowledge you need to design your plan and the tools you need to move forward.

The starting place is your goals. Part 1 of the book asks, "What do you want to accomplish for yourself and your family?" The next step depends on you. Are you looking to educate yourself about how a will or trust is structured, or how tax law works? Part 2, Resource Guides, breaks down tough topics like these and delivers actionable information. Have questions about what your estate plan should say? Part 3, Planning Guides, goes through an attorney’s analysis in considering the most frequently asked estate planning questions. Thinking about creating your own estate plan, or hiring an attorney? Part 4, Action Guides, helps you start your estate plan and make sure it’s complete, or review any plan you may already have in place. 

Nobody likes talking about death, taxes, or disability--but not thinking about them will not make them go away. Plan Your Own Estate will help you make a plan, put it in place, and take control of how your money and your values are being passed to your family. This book includes:

  • Comprehensive “plain English” coverage of every aspect of planning your estate
  • Methods to protect your loved ones' inheritance from taxes, immaturity, lack of financial knowledge, incapacity, creditors, and predators
  • Planning guides for families with children, singles, second marriages, business owners, unmarried or same-sex couples, and more
  • Up-to-date information regarding changing laws and best practices

About the authors

Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss, Esq. is a Certified Elder Law Attorney and a practicing trusts and estates attorney with over fifteen years' experience. Her passion is educating the public about the law so they can be empowered to use it to their benefit. She graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University, earned her law degree at Boston College Law School, and holds an advanced Masters of Law degree in taxation from New York University School of Law. Deirdre authors the award-winning New Jersey Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog, and she is a sought-after speaker and contributor to national publications such as the New York Times, Consumer Digest, and Money magazine. Deirdre often hears that she makes estate planning and tax law "fun," and that she is adept at breaking down complex topics into understandable, and actionable, elements. The author of Plan Your Own Estate (Apress, 2013), she resides in Northern New Jersey with her husband and son.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-4495-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-4494-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plan Your Own Estate
Book Subtitle
Passing on Your Assets and Your Values Legally and Efficiently
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-4495-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-4495-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-4494-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 348
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations
Topics