Top positive review
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Straightforward and Easy To Read
on March 28, 2013
Over 300 pages plus appendix of straightforward information about how to draft a will, trust etc. It also has information about generation skipping trusts, business valuations etc. Each chapter starts with a scenario about someone who did it wrong and then the chapter has information about how to do it right. Each chapater also has a 'need to know" section and additional citations where you can do more research about the topic in that chapter. The appendices have sample wills, and forms the reader can (should) complete before going to the attorney to draft their will. This information will cut down on research the attorney might need to do, which will in turn cut down on the billable hours they charge. Nice for the American Bar Association to help hold down the attorney's fees! This book is recent, published in 2012, however it isn't completely timely since Congress only passed the new estate tax exemption in 2013. However, the authors anticipate this and came very close with their predicted $5million exemption. Whether you have a small estate or large, it is to your benefit to learn as much about the law as possible. Skip chapters that don't pertain to you if you wish, but do read about the law and the repurcussions if you don't plan wisely. The estate tax is the government's last chance to get as much of your money as it possibly can so it is up to you to be informed enough to thwart this final confiscation.