Book Title:

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wills and Estates, Third Edition (Paperback)
by Stephen Maple (Author)

Editorial Reviews:

Book Description

Start planning for the future today.

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

Book Info

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. Quick reference guide.

From the Back Cover

You’re no idiot, of course. You know how to save money, plan important family events, and pay your bills on time. But when it comes to writing your will and estate plan, you feel confused. Don’t panic! The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wills and Estates helps make sense of the legal aspects of writing a valid will and disposing of your estate the way you want to.

About the Author

Stephen Maple is an associate professor of business law and tax at the University of Indianapolis, where he has been named university teacher of the year. An attorney, he has been a member of the Indiana bar since 1969, practicing primarily in estate planning and probate. He has written over 60 articles and book reviews, and is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Law for Small Business Owners.