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Quick & legal will book
Clifford, Denis.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Nolo Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, forms ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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KF755.Z9 C55 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
KF755.Z9 C55 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Everyone needs a will sooner, rather than later. For all those who've put off writing this important document, here's the solution. This slim, helpful book outlines how to:
- determine beneficiaries
- deal with property
- choose an executor
- avoid probate
- prepare a draft of the will.
This handy book is also stuffed with new information on estate planning, the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act, Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care and for Finances, and common law marriage. Includes sample wills and is good in all states except Louisiana.

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Library Journal Review

Clifford has a reliable track record when it comes to estate planning guides. His new title joins Plan Your Estate (Nolo, 1994. 3d ed.), Make Your Own Living Trust (Nolo, 1993), and Nolo's Simple Will Book (Nolo, 1989. 2d ed.). While it is good to be wary of any publication with "quick" and "legal" in the same title, Clifford and Nolo have proved again that they can offer a simple but not oversimplified explanation of a legal concept. Written for people under age 50 with less than $600,000 in assets, the book instructs readers in how to designate who gets their property, name someone to care for minor children, manage property left to them, and name an executor. The text is enhanced with icons that call attention to possible problems, provide cross references, or note the need for a lawyer. An assortment of forms for wills, affidavits, and gifts is found in the appendix. Nolo's Simple Will Book, a fixture in many collections, offers expanded coverage of issues like debt forgiveness, varied guardianship arrangements, and disinheritance. Most libraries will want to add The Quick and Legal Will Book to satisfy those patrons truly interested in the no-frills will.-Joan Pedzich, Harris, Beach & Wilcox, Rochester, N.Y. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.