While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Estate Planning books.
- Plan Your Estate (2018)
- Savvy Estate Planning: What You Need to Know Before You Talk to the Right Lawyer (2017)
- JK Lasser’s New Rules for Estate, Retirement, and Tax Planning ()
- Estate Planning Basics (2017)
- Every Californian’s Guide To Estate Planning: Wills, Trust & Everything Else (2018)
- Estate Planning For Dummies (2003)
- Estate Planning for the Savvy Client: What You Need to Know Before You Meet With Your Lawyer (Savvy Client Series) (Volume 1) (2017)
- A Lawyer’s Guide to Legal Practitioner (2019)
- Get Your Ducks in a Row: The Baby Boomers Guide to Estate Planning (2019)
- Estate Planning is Dead!: Asset Protection Planning is Alive and Well (A Consumer’s Guide to Modern Estate Planning) (2017)
Plan Your Estate (2018)
Estate planning sounds difficult―but most people just need a few basic documents. Let Plan Your Estate show you how to protect your loved ones from legal hassles and financial uncertainty after your death.
Too many people make the wrong choices when it comes to estate planning. If it’s not done properly, you could leave your loved ones facing trouble when you pass away or become incapacitated. Fortunately, you can learn from others’ mistakes and be prepared before speaking to a lawyer about your future. In this no-nonsense guide, attorney James L. Cunningham, Jr.
Since its first publication in 2002, New Rules for Estate, Retirement, and Tax Planning has sold more than 40,000 copies, providing a solid, accessible introduction to estate planning for any age or income bracket.
Estate Planning Basics (2017)
Get the need-to-know basics about wills, trusts, avoiding probate, and planning for incapacity with Estate Planning Basics. This book lays out your options in plain English, guiding you to the right estate plan for you and your family.
Every Californian’s Guide To Estate Planning: Wills, Trust & Everything Else (2018)
Every Californian’s Guide to Estate Planning helps you understand the basics of leaving money and property to loved ones and charities, naming a guardian for children, and planning for beloved pets―with a special focus on issues unique to making an estate plan in California, like: how state community property rules affect inheritance and taxes how to minimize capital gains for those inheriting high value real estate legal and tax rules that apply to non-citizens and U.S.
Estate Planning For Dummies (2003)
If you’re like most people, you want to be sure that, once you’ve passed on, no more of your property and money will be lost to the government than is absolutely necessary. You want to know that you’ll be leaving your heirs your assets and not your debts. You want to be absolutely certain that your will is ship-shape, your insurance policies are structured properly, and that every conceivable hole in your estate plan has been filled.
Estate Planning for the Savvy Client: What You Need to Know Before You Meet With Your Lawyer (Savvy Client Series) (Volume 1) (2017)
Sit down with this guide from an experienced, ivy-league-educated estate planning attorney as she answers these and other questions for you in a practical, easy-to-understnad way, just as she has done for her clients and students. This book will tell you what you need to know before you meet with your attorney or prospective attorney.
A Lawyer’s Guide to Legal Practitioner (2019)
This book provides a helpful introduction to the basics of estate planning. It is written with an eye toward the needs of general practitioners and those who are seeking to develop a specialty in the estate-planning field. For this reason, the text is written in a user-friendly manner that provides basic text treatment of the subject along with cautions, examples, and planning pointers clearly denoted throughout the book.
If you’re over 55, you probably know you need an estate plan. What you might not know is how to create one. Questions about cost, confusion about options, and difficulty talking about subjects like disability and death can make the process of preparing for the future seem overwhelming.
Estate Planning is Dead!: Asset Protection Planning is Alive and Well (A Consumer’s Guide to Modern Estate Planning) (2017)
Death and taxes are what most people are planning for in traditional estate plans, but this type of planning does nothing to protect your family from the things that are actually destroying America’s wealth and health. Learn why modern estate planning is more about asset protection than ever before. Reed K. Scott’s Asset Protection Seminars inspired this unique highly praised book.
Best Estate Planning Books Worth Your Attention
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some estate planning books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Estate Planning 101: From Avoiding Probate and Assessing Assets to Establishing Directives and Understanding Taxes, Your Essential Primer to Estate Planning
Author(s): Vicki Cook; Amy Blacklock
ID: 3072660, Publisher: Adams Media, Year: 2021, Size: 10 Mb, Format: epub
Housing Estates in the Baltic Countries: The Legacy of Central Planning in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
Author(s): Daniel Baldwin Hess, Tiit Tammaru
ID: 2468383, Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 13 Mb, Format: pdf
Operating Costs of Real Estate: Models and Cost Indicators for a Holistic Cost Planning
Author(s): Benjamin Lasshof
ID: 3150679, Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really chart-busters according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.