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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Estate Planning Mistakes Revealed

Nass_Book Herbert E. Nass (attorney, New York, NY) has recently published his book entitled 101 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes.

Here is a description of this book:

A trust and estate lawyer to the stars offers an engaging look at how to avoid numerous estate planning mistakes

In The 101 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes, author Herbert Nass, an estate planner for some of today's most famous celebrities, offers an entertaining look at what not to do when setting up an estate plan, or administering an estate. By examining the mistakes made by some of the most well-known celebrities-from Bob Marley to John F. Kennedy, Sr. and Jr.-this book will guide readers toward making a successful estate plan and help them avoid many common pitfalls. Chapters cover such topics as: mistakes involving tangible personal property, real estate, executors and trustees, minors, or persons with disabilities; as well as disgruntled family and friends left behind.

  • Puts estate planning in perspective through entertaining examples of mistakes celebrities have made in developing their own plans
  • Taps into the voyeuristic interest we have in the lives of the rich and famous
  • Offers an insider's look at many fascinating wills of the rich and famous

Given the emotional, financial, and legal issues that arise from the death of a loved one-and the substantial assets that are transferred from one generation to the next at this time-understanding estate planning is essential. This book will put you in a better position to make more informed estate planning decisions.

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One of the most informative, well written books I have read. I would suggest every household/family should have this book. The reading is humorous and light. Could put some lawyers out of business.

Posted by: Marcy | Dec 9, 2009 7:13:41 PM

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