A new, updated edition of the ultimate guide to trusts
Trusts are powerful and flexible financial planning tools, and this new edition of The Complete Book of Trusts covers everything you need to know to protect your hard-earned assets from taxes, creditors, and more. This updated Third Edition provides all the latest information on trusts, addressing recent changes due to economic growth and the Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 in such areas as transferring assets, distribution of income, gift and estate tax rules, and many others.
Along with in-depth examinations of sixty different types of trusts, this book also shows you how to: * Set up a trust to manage assets in the event of disability or death * Avoid probate * Minimize or eliminate estate and other transfer taxes * Financially protect loved ones * And more
The Complete Book of Trusts, Third Edition is an invaluable resource for anyone with significant assets to protect.
The Complete Book of Trusts is Complete!
By A Customer - April 16, 1999
Martin Shankman gives a very comprehensive and extremely detailed treatment of trusts in The Complete Book of Trusts. Marti gives numerous examples, suggested clauses, and pointers in how to best use trusts. Further, Marti gives the reader suggestions on how to broach certain estate planning and trust strategies subjects to one's attorney.I must, in all fairness, say to the reader that this is not a book that will show you how to prapare your own trust. If the reader desires such a book, perhaps he/she should look elsewhere. There are quite a few books that will show the reader how to draft a legally valid living trust. I especially like the one published by Nolo Press which is available right here at amazon.com. However, if the reader would prefer to have a very broad, comprehensive, detailed and in-depth discussion of the subject of trusts, that is very readable and user-friendly, I would very highly recommend Marti Shankman's The Complete Book of Trusts without... read more
Written in Legaleeze...got a better book for you
By A Customer - May 27, 2000
Read "Beyond the Grave, The Right Way and the Wrong Way of Leaving Money to Your Children" instead of this book or before you read this book. I bought both and gave up on this book after a couple chapters. It was a struggle to get through. Very dry, written like a tech manual, a real sleeper. Go read the reviews on Amazon for Condon's book before deciding which one to order. Trust me, you want the other book.
Great reference book for new practitioners!
By EngineerOC - November 11, 2004
I have only purchased this book tonight, yet not on Amazon.com. I actually went to Borders and paid full price. Reason being, I could not wait to get my hands on a reference book to help me conceptualize projects and cases that I presently deal with at work as a new estate and tax planning attorney. I hear about ABC trusts, GST trusts, Living Trusts, just to name a few, every day. Yet I don't have the slightest idea about the particular mechanics of many of these valuable estate planning and tax saving tools.
I have only begun to read this book, but so far it has impressed me with its clarity and simplicity in explaining the particulars of the different types of trusts available. It is great for someone like myself who is beginning to practice law in this area. Additionally, I would recommend this book to a law student interested in entering this field or one who is currently taking a trusts and estates course.
A word of caution, this is not a book to... read more
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