Estate Planning Basics

All Estate Planning Basics Articles

What's New in WillMaker 2015

  Every year, Nolo's expert attorneys thouroughly review and update WillMaker. Here are the updates make for the 2015 version. 

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What Is a Statutory Form

A statutory form is a form created by a government, usually designed to serve as a model form or a free form for the public. The text of the form re...

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Conditional Gifts in Wills and Trusts

It's usually okay to put strings on bequests you leave in your will.

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What Is Estate Planning?

Use your estate plan to leave important instructions about your property, children, and health care.

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Revising Your Estate Plan After Divorce

If you’re going through the emotional and financial turmoil of a divorce, estate planning may be the last thing on your mind.

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How to Write an Explanatory Letter for Your Will

Leaving an explanatory letter can be a meaningful and safe way to express sentiments that don’t belong in your will.  Learn more about

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Putting Strings on What You Leave Your Children

How to protect beneficiaries from themselves.

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