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The executor's guide, [2024] : settling a loved one's estate or trust  Cover Image Book Book

The executor's guide, [2024] : settling a loved one's estate or trust / Mary Randolph, J.D. & Attorney Jennie Lin.

Randolph, Mary, 1958- (author.). Lin, Jennie, (author.).


"If you need to wrap up the affairs of a loved one who has died, you may feel overwhelmed— especially when you're grieving. But you can do it, and this book will show you how. The Executor's Guide provides a clear road map through an unfamiliar land of legal procedures and terminology. You'll learn what to do right away and what can wait. Find help on: preparing for the job of executor or trustee; the first steps you should take after a loved one dies; claiming life insurance, Social Security, and other benefits; making sense of a will, and what to do if there is no will; how to determine whether probate is necessary; filing taxes; managing assets inherited by a minor child; probate court proceedings; handling simple trusts, and working with lawyers, appraisers, accountants, and other experts. The 10th edition of The Executor's Guide contains updated tables that outline the key points of each state's laws. It also provides the latest information on estate tax laws." -- Description provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781413331745
  • ISBN: 1413331742
  • Physical Description: 465 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 10th edition
  • Publisher: Berkeley, California : Nolo, [2024]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Part I: Getting ready. The executor's legal companion ; Overview ; If you're asked to be an executor or trustee -- Part II: First steps. The first week ; The first month ; Claiming life insurance, Social Security, and other benefits -- Part III: Taking care of the estate. Making sense of the will ; When there's no will ; Taking inventory ; Managing assets and paying bills ; Caring for children and their property ; Taxes -- Part IV: Transferring property. Property that doesn't go through probate ; Transferring joint tenancy and other survivorship property ; Transferring community property ; Claiming money in retirement plans ; Claiming payable-on-death assets ; Special procedures for small estates ; The regular probate process -- Part V: Getting more help. Finding more information ; Lawyers and other experts.
Subject: Executors and administrators > United States > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Trusts and trustees > United States.
Genre: Law for laypersons.
Handbooks and manuals.
Law for laypersons.
Handbooks and manuals.

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  • 1 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Cass County.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Harrisonville 346.73 RAN 2024 (Text) 0002206337491 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 07/31/2024
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center 346.73 RAN 2024 (Text) 0002206337509 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 07/31/2024

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