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Now Circulating from the State Law Library: Estate Planning
Checklist for My Family: A Guide to My History, Financial Plans, and Final Wishes by Sally Balch Hurme (2015). A workbook for organizing critical information regarding assembling important personal and family documents helpful in estate planning.
Elder Law and Later-Life Legal Planning by Lawrence A. Frolik (2017). Discusses Social Security, retirement income, Medicare and Medicaid, long-term insurance care, and guardianship among other topics.
Flexible Trusts and Estates for Uncertain Times by Jerold I. Horn (2017). Written for attorneys who already possess an understanding of estate planning and will and trust drafting issues. Includes 150 sample forms.
A Lawyer’s Guide to Estate Planning: Fundamentals for the Legal Practitioner by L. Rush and Lara Rae Hunt (2018). Introduces the basics of estate planning, incorporating changes to the Internal Revenue Code effected by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Make Your Own Living Trust by Denis Clifford (2017). Learn how living trusts work. Borrow the book and follow along with the forms and information found in the Michigan eLibrary’s Legal Information Reference Center.
Saving the Family Cottage: A Guide to Succession Planning for Your Cottage, Cabin, Camp or Vacation Home by Stuart J. Hollander, Rose Hollander and David S. Fry (2017). Provides practical, legal solutions for preserving a family property for generations to come. Original author Stuart Hollander was a Michigan attorney who pioneered the field of cottage law.
The Trustee’s Legal Companion: A Step-by-Step Guide to Administering a Living Trust by Liza Hanks and Carol Elias Zolla (2017). Should you serve as a trustee? This Nolo volume covers setting up ongoing trusts for surviving spouses, children, or beneficiaries with special needs, as well as investing trust assets, preparing accountings, distributing trust property, and working with experts such as lawyers, accountants, and financial planners.
Wills and Trusts in a Nutshell by Robert L. Mennell and Sherri L. Burr (2017). Succinct explanations of some of the basic concepts of probate law.
Check out these titles by visiting the State Law Library or at your local public library through MeLCat.