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The executor's guide : settling a loved one's estate or trust
Randolph, Mary, 1958- author.
8th edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley, California : Nolo, 2018.

Physical Description:
505 pages ; 23 cm
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.
General Note:
ISSN: 1939-6880.
Part I: Getting ready. 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 -- If 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: Handling trusts. Wrapping up a simple living trust -- Managing a child's trust -- Part VI: Getting more help -- Finding more information -- Lawyers and other experts -- Glossary -- Appendixes. State information -- How to use the downloadable forms on the Nolo website.
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