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PartingWishes.com highly recommends the following books:

cover Your Legacy of Love: Realise the Gift in Goodbye
by Gemini Adams

In this Mom's Choice® Gold award-winning book, British Grief Expert, Gemini Adams, explains that our real "wealth" lies not in our Financial Assets, but our Emotional Assets; the values, memories, lessons, voice, image, wisdom and affections that we can capture and share through a loving legacy. Gemini's positive message will soothe and inspire moms, dads, and grandparents - even those most fearful of the inevitable - to spring into action, and create this precious parting gift, a timeless memento that surviving loved ones will treasure forever. After losing her Mom to cancer at a young age, Gemini discovered that a typical inheritance doesn't give surviving family, especially children, the ongoing loving support they really need. She began asking: "If one of your parents died, what would you prefer: to inherit their money, or a letter saying how much they loved you?" Over 90% expressed a wish for the loving letter. In this book, Gemini gently explains how this purposeful activity, is not, as some might expect, a morbid task, but one that can bring incredible insight, peace of mind, and healing, especially for those dealing with aging parents, a terminal illness or loss.

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cover The Complete Book of Wills, Estates & Trusts
by Alexander A. Bove

This is an excellent guide to the process of creating a will, with well written descriptions and well constructed examples. There is a lot of information in this book that can either be read from cover to cover, or subsequently used as a reference for specific issues. The book provides clear explanations of legal terms and practices and many asset-saving tips highlighted by entertaining and illustrative stories. Readers are told how to: Make a will, Settle an estate, Make a claim against an estate, Contest a will, Create a living trust, and Avoid probate and taxes.  This is the only legal guide readers will ever need to ensure that their money and holdings remain in the family.

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cover The Family Fight: Planning to Avoid It
by Barry Fish, Les Kotzer

This book focuses on how to organize your affairs so that your family will not be left confused and unprepared in the event of your unexpected incapacity or death. It examines the careful thought that must be devoted to the various components of your Will in order to avoid fighting within your family after you die. Discussions regarding the components of a Will extend to a number of issues including executors, dealing with the personal items which you treasure, guardianship of your young children and a number of other important matters.

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cover Beyond the Grave: The Right Way and the Wrong Way of Leaving Money to Your Children (And Others)
by Gerald M. Condon, Jeffrey L. Condon

This is one of the few guides that is based on years of case studies from estate planning lawyers. It is not a "how to" guide.  Instead, the process of estate planning is made more tangible by using real examples from real family situations. It touches on the emotional aspects of what can go wrong when one has misplaced assumptions. The number of examples alone is enough to make one think about the need to be clear in one's plans. The book covers such possibilities as "protecting" the inheritance from one's child's spouse, preventing squabbles over inherited property, selecting trustees or guardians, avoiding disputes between second spouses and children of one's first marriage, leaving money for pets, etc. With good sense, humor, and authority, the authors provide a thorough look at inheritance planning with an eye toward maintaining good, stable family relations well after the estate has been settled.

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cover Everything You Need to Know about Estate Planning
by Kevin Wark

This book is focused on estate planning, how to organize finances, and how to make the most of one's assets and protect them for one's beneficiaries. The advice is likely to be taken by a person with sound financial plans and goals today, and who is looking to extend this financial astuteness beyond the grave. The information on financial planning is quite comprehensive and is targeted at people with good information on existing retirement and savings vehicles. Featuring worksheets and a glossary of terms, Everything You Need to Know about Estate Planning is an indispensable and painless guide to planning for the future.

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cover The Canadian Guide to Will & Estate Planning: Everything you need to know today to protect your wealth and your family tomorrow
by Douglas A Gray

A comprehensive, readable description of the Canadian estate planning process. It clearly explains the importance of planning one's estate and guides readers through the process of calculating one's assets. It has excellent information on the structure of wills, power of attorneys and living wills as well as an overview of the different types of trusts. A significant portion of the book is devoted to estate planning, taxation, probate, insurance and the most effective ways to protect one's assets from the taxman. This book covers a number of specific Canadian issues such as vacation properties and Canadian laws of small business and farming. There are also a number of useful checklists, forms and sources of information for easy reference.

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cover The Executor's Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Settling an Estate for Personal Representatives, Administrators, and Beneficiaries
by Theodore E. Hughes, David Klein

An executor is a person appointed in a will to carry out the instructions and wishes of the deceased. Often the tasks involved are cumbersome, complicated, and time-consuming. This Handbook outlines the duties and responsibilities of the executor and provides a walking tour of the procedures that settle an estate. There is no skimping on the basics here. The authors understand what a first-time executor needs to know and present that information in plain English. Coverage includes a thorough explanation of what an executor does, instruction on dealing with the deceased's assets and liabilities, and advice on administering probate. In addition to the competent, methodical text, they offer tables of state income tax rates, intestacy laws, state-by-state probate requirements, and executor's fees.

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cover What to Do When Someone Dies: A Legal, Financial & Practical Guide
by Milton Berry Scott

This book is a clear, concise guide to organizing personal and financial affairs so those responsible will be able to handle all the necessary details following a death with ease. This book will be useful to anyone who is dealing with someone's estate and also to anyone who wants to organize his or her own concerns to assist those who will take care of them.

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cover Be Not Afraid: Overcoming The Fear Of Death
by Johann Christoph Arnold, Madeleine L'Engle

This book addresses fears that every person faces: fear of illness, aging, death, and loss, fear of vulnerability, and fear of suffering. A councilor who has worked with the dying for three decades, the author knows that the biggest challenges in life are the ones that won't fit the script, and which each of us therefore has to deal with in our own unique way. Although the title of this book suggests that it is about overcoming the fear of death, it is overwhelmingly about life and living with joy and faith, no matter what meets us. Through a treasure trove of personal stories that make the book near impossible to put down, "Be Not Afraid" meets the age-old human fear of death head on, with a power and intensity that leaves one changed. If you want a true guide for the rest of your life, read this book.

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