The American Bar Association Guide to Wills & Estates,Â Fourth Edition, is the user-friendly guide that contains everything you need to know about planning an estate and preparing a will. It is organized in easy-to-follow chapters with sidebars containing tips, checklists, and key information, encouraging you to begin the process quickly and easily.
The ABA Guide to Wills & EstatesÂ will help you: â¢ Determine what to put in an estate plan â¢ Decide whether to prepare a will, trust, or living trust â¢ Avoid or reduce estate taxes â¢ Transfer property without a will with substitutes such as life insurance and joint tenancy â¢ Understand the benefits of living gifts and life insurance, among many other topics Â The Fourth edition features new and updated topics, such as: â¢ Life-threatening and chronic illnesses â¢ Incorporating your religious beliefs into your estate planÂ Â â¢ Assisted reproduction and its resulting estate planning implications â¢ Civil unions and same-sex marriages â¢ Elder abuse and care â¢ Information about Roth IRAs in estate plans â¢ The impact of digital assets on estate planning
Readers say it best: "This book covers all aspects of estate settlement in a complete and thorough manner." , "The book is written in easy-to-understand terms, with lots of good practical advice.", "I actually bought it to place in my file cabinet along with my Trust documents, Living Will and other documents", "We liked it so much, I bought this book for a friend who was handling a new estate."
Acting as the executor, representative, or administrator of an estate is a complicated and time-consuming task, not only in an administrative sense but often in an emotional sense as well. The Executorâs Handbook, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive guide for readers who need help understanding the basics of the procedures that settle an estate. In practical and straightforward language, it covers all aspects of estate administration, including funeral arrangements, organ donation, administering probate, dealing with the deceased's assets and liabilities, and personal representative's compensation. You will understand not only your responsibilities but the responsibilities of those who will be assisting you. Tables of state income tax rates, intestacy laws, and state-by-state probate requirements are also included, and a glossary, index, and list of recommended works complete this handbook.
We can no longer trust that our journalists are reporting the news without underlying corporate or governmental agendas. The US government deregulates radio and right-wing Clear Channel gobbles up available frequencies. Journalists are embedded and the war in Iraq is a noble one. Whether the information is fabricated, one-sided, or illegally obtained, recent scandals like those involving Judy Miller and Robert Woodward only serve to underline the point that journalistic integrity is not what it used to be.
Enter Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn, who have not only kept the tradition of muckraking alive, but have reinvented and reinvigorated it for our times. Their newest effort, End Times, presents a detailed scrutiny of the âqualityâ print press and leading corporate media in the last decade, detailing a disastrous sequence of misrepresentation, suppression, ignorance, and willful embrace of the governmentâs agenda. These essays trace the impending disintegration of what is now âold mediaââthe traditional and now potentially tainted sources of our daily newsâand looks toward the emergence of an entirely new landscape of mass communications: one that includes a more populist approach to information dissemination.
Based on a true story, The Less You Know the Sounder You Sleep is a tale of survival and self-determination, innocence and lies.
âWeâre waiting. I squeeze my eyes shut and dig my fingers into Mashaâs neck where Iâm holding her. She digs hers into mine. The curtains slowly open. I canât see anything because the spotlight is on us, bright as anything and blinding me, but I can hear the gasp go up. They always gasp.â
Dasha cannot imagine life without her sister. Masha is feisty and fearless. Dasha is gentle, quiet and fears everything; from the Soviet scientists who study them, to the other âdefectiveâ children who bully them and the âhealthiesâ from whom they must be locked away.
For the twins have been born conjoined in a society where flaws must be hidden from sight and where their inseparability is the most terrible flaw of all.
Through the seismic shifts of Stalinâs communism to the beginnings of Putinâs democracy, Dasha and her irrepressible sister strive to be more than just âthe together twinsâ, finding hope â and love â in the unlikeliest of places.
But will their quest for shared happiness always be threatened by the differences that divide them? And can a life lived in a sisterâs shadow only ever be half a life?
Over 150 simple family recipes from the best-selling chef and judge on BBC's The Big Family Cooking Showdown. From Tuscan tomato and bread soup to monkfish stew, simple spaghettis or lemon and pistachio polenta cake, Made at Home is a colourful collection of the food that Giorgio Locatelli loves to prepare for family and friends. With recipes that reflect the places he calls home, from Northern Italy to North London or the holiday house he and his wife Plaxy have found in Puglia, Made at Home is a celebration of favourite vegetables combined in vibrant salads or fresh seasonal stews, along with generous fish and meat dishes and cakes to share. Early every evening, Giorgio's `other family', the chefs and front of house staff at his restaurant, Locanda Locatelli, sit down together to eat, and Giorgio reveals the recipes for their best-loved meals, the Tuesday Pizza and the Saturday `Italian' Burger. In a series of features he also takes favourite ingredients or themes and develops them in four different ways, amid ideas for wholesome snacks, from mozzarella and ham calzoncini (pasties) to ricotta and swiss chard erbazzone (a traditional pie), crostini to put out with drinks, and fresh fruit ice creams and sorbets to round off a meal in true Italian style.
A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course.
The unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations series is invaluable to teach yourself the subject from the first day of class until your last review before the final. Each guide:
helps you learn new material by working through chapters that explain each topic in simple language
challenges your understanding with hypotheticals similar to those presented in class
provides valuable opportunity to study for the final by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the corresponding analysis
quickly gets to the point in conversational style laced with humor
remains a favorite among law school students
is often recommended by professors who encourage the use of study guides
works with ALL the major casebooks, suits any class on a given topic
provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures