Quicken WillMaker & Trust 2023 is the easiest way to create your estate plan, whether you are just getting started or want to update your previous arrangements. This powerful software guides you through the process from beginning to end, giving you practical and legal information to make the best decisions for you and your family. Quicken WillMaker & Living Trust is the original will-writing software, created and updated regularly by Nolo’s experts. Make living trusts to spare your family the hassle and expense of probate. WillMaker also includes health care directive, durable power of attorney, final arrangements, letters to survivors and much more.
The heart of every estate plan is a will, also known as a last will and testament. This legal document puts you in control of who inherits your property and who would take care of your children if it were ever necessary. Without a will, state law determines these issues.* Making a will rarely involves complicated legal rules. If you are like most people, you will not need a lawyer. With good do-it-yourself materials, it is not difficult to make a will that takes care of basic concerns, such as leaving a home, investments, a small business, and personal items to your loved ones.
For many Americans, a significant goal of estate planning is to avoid probate. A revocable living trust, unlike a will, offers a fast, private, probate-free way to transfer one’s property after death. Although a living trust is not a complete substitute for a will (it does not allow you to name a guardian for a child, for example), it is a more efficient way to transfer property at death, especially large-ticket items such as a house. A Living Trust will ensure that your property bypasses lengthy and expensive probate proceedings. A living trust is about as easy to prepare as a will. Do-it-yourself and save hundreds of dollars on attorney fees.
A durable power of attorney ensures that someone you trust (called your “agent” or “attorney-in-fact”) will be on hand to manage the practical and financial tasks that will arise if you become incapacitated. For example, bills must be paid, bank deposits must be made, and someone must handle insurance and benefits paperwork. In most cases, a durable power of attorney for finances is the best way to take care of tasks like these. You can also give your attorney-in-fact authority over your digital assets.
Use the Letter to Survivors to leave your loved ones detailed explanations about your decisions. For example, you may want to let them know why you made certain gifts or named a person to be your executor. You can also use your letter to leave some general thoughts about your life.
*Documents reflect the laws of your state – estate planning documents are not valid in Canada, Louisiana, and US Territories
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