Rev. ed. of: The family guide to wills, funerals, and probate / Theodore Hughes and David Klein. 2nd ed. 2001.
Your will and its functions -- Probate administration and how to avoid it -- Joint ownership and its pros and cons -- Trusts and their versatility -- Insuring your life -- Gift and estate taxes -- Special situations -- Preparing for incapacity -- Funerals, organ donations and some alternatives -- Your letter of instruction -- When death seems imminent -- Body disposal and funeral rites -- Negotiating with funeral directors -- The will : guardianships and other first steps -- Sorting out the assets -- Settling and closing the estate.