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Taking a few simple steps now can mean sparing your family and beneficiaries a lot of time and money. Probate court proceedings can drag on for a year and cost tens of thousands of dollars--money that would otherwise have gone directly to your loved ones.
Using the simple, plain English instructions in 8 Ways to Avoid Probate, you'll learn how to create a savvy estate plan. Find out about:
- naming payable-on-death beneficiaries for financial accounts
- owning property jointly
- leaving real estate with transfer-on-death deeds
- using a living trust
- naming the right beneficiaries for IRAs, 401 (k)s, and other retirement plans, and
- using probate shortcuts for small estates procedures for small estates.
Completely updated with the latest 50-state rules on probate.