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How to Avoid Probate! Paperback – January 1, 1993


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  • Series: How to Avoid Probate
  • Paperback: 734 pages
  • Publisher: Perennial; 5 edition (January 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062731882
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062731883
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 9 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #416,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Kim Bourque on June 21, 2001
Format: Paperback
Norman Dacey was disbared when he discovered what a ... the whole probate system is. His revenge is the contents of this book. It is worth its wieght in gold! Over the past 30 years the Bar Associations have black-balled him and his books. He is an honest and genuine man and this book is his legacy. The bulk of its contents are pre-fabricated meticulously prepared forms that everyone should have BEFORE THEY DIE if they want to be absolutely certain their estates will go to their loved ones tax-free and without attorneys taking most of it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rosemary M. Rivas on March 24, 2000
Format: Paperback
Dacey's book is a classic and a must have for those who want to learn about estate planning. As a third year law student interested in estate planning and probate, I would recommend this book for those who want more knowledge about the area and who want to have meaningful questions to ask his or her lawyer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Penobscot Bay on March 28, 2006
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This landmark book from the 1960's is apparently no longer in print. This worries me just a bit since it seems it should be still useful and thus profitable to print. One answer might be that Mr. Dacey's book has caused some of the exorbitant charges and abuses of probate to disappear (out of embarrassment?).One probate issue which has not disappeared, is the lengthy time(months or years)during which probate proceedings control the assets covered by a will -- assets which the book says it clearly enables you yourself to place in a simple trust so your beneficiaries (or heirs) will have instant and clear title to them at your death.It describes large reductions in transaction costs including tax savings, but it does not, in my opinion, show how to pass assets to your heirs tax-free.
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