Estate Planning  
 
    Overview      
    Nolo Press   Excellent "big picture" review of issues and legal concepts you should know when you plan your estate.

 
  Court TV   Top-notch discussion of how wills and trusts are used in an estate plan. From Court TV, a now well-known business making a name for itself in quality legal information.

    Basic Estate Planning   Menu of estate planning topics, beginning with aims and objectives and continuing through discussion of many specific estate planning tools. Created by the law firm of Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren, Norris & Rieselbach, this site offers a very complete list of contents and a concise, easy-to-read format.

 
    Wills and Trusts      
    The Complete Tutorial   Attorney/CPA Michael Palermo of Lexington, KY, writes knowledgeably and sensibly about key estate planning topics, including wills, trusts, insurance, probate, tax issues and many specialized estate instruments. Plan to spend some time with this site. It offers probably the best-written and least-biased information on the Web about estate planning.

 
    Sample Estate Plan from Teahan & Constantino   Easy-to-follow introduction to wills and trusts through an explanation of how a typical couple plans their affairs. Includes sample documents prepared by Teahan & Constantino, a law firm in Upstate New York.

 
    Trust for a Disabled Child   How parents can provide for a disabled child through a special needs trust, which fills the gaps in public benefits programs by providing for needs not covered by those programs.

 
    Services to Avoid   Critique of "trust mills" and other oversold estate planning products offered by non-lawyers.

 
    Living Wills      
    Living Wills Web Pages   The mother of all websites about living wills. Created by an individual named Scott Roberts, this site links you to nearly 100 websites that provide detailed information and many forms for living wills in all 50 states.

 
    Complex Estate Planning  
    Hale & Dorr Trusts & Estates Bulletin   Index of articles about sophisticated estate planning techniques, written for Massachusetts residents but focused on federal tax issues. Most topics are useful primarily for larger estates.

 
    Business Succession Planning   Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren, Norris & Rieselbach explain sophisticated techniques for estate planning with family-owned business assets. Offers easy-to-read format and concise writing style.

 
    Planned Charitable Giving   Another gem from Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren, Norris & Rieselbach, explaining how different kinds of charitable remainder trusts or private foundations can be used to get the most out of your highly-appreciated capital investments.

 
         

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