Estate & trust administration For Dummies shows you how to make sound decisions for your unique circumstances. . This updated edition of estate & Trust Administration For Dummies guides you through the confusing process of administering an estate and/or trust. Settling an estate and administering a trust can be complicated, and time-consuming for individuals named as executor or trustee, messy, most of whom have no previous experience with such matters.
Estate and trust administration for dummies, 2nd edition 9781119543879 was previously published as Estate and Trust Administration For Dummies, 2nd Edition 9781118412251. While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.
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. Now what? living trusts are popular estate planning tools, but when you’re chosen to serve as a trustee, you might wonder where to begin. The authors―attorneys who have helped many a bewildered trustee―show you, step by step, how to administer a living trust with confidence.
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