Quicken WillMaker Premium 2012 helps you create a customized estate plan, quickly and easily. Along with documents for Legal Will, Financial Powers of Attorney, Final Arrangements, and Executor Documents, this software includes helpful finance, home, and family documents, as well as bestselling estate planning, retirement, and personal finance resources. From estate planning documents to personal finance documents, this software will help you save your family money, time, and unnecessary stress while letting you make your wishes known. Complete important documents at your own pace and tailor them to suit your situation with Quicken WillMaker Premium 2012.
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Updated information about estate and gift tax laws
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New look and feel - redesigned interface makes it even easier to create and manage your estate plan and contacts
Protect your Property and Loved Ones with Essential Documents
Wills - Will are at the heart of any estate plan because they let you (not the state) control who will inherit your property. In your will, you can leave property to family, friends, and charities; name an adult to care for your minor children and their property; name an executor to carry out your wishes, and leave your pets to a trusted caretaker.
Health Care Directives - Health Care Directives let you control your medical care and spare your family difficult decisions if someday you can't speak for yourself. Your Health Care Directive includes Power of Attorney for Health Care which lets you appoint a trusted person to oversee your medical care and name a doctor you'd like to supervise your care; and Living Will, which lets you specify the type of medical care you want - or don't want - if you become incapacitated, make decisions about specific medical treatments and procedures, authorize donation of your organs or body after death.
Final Arrangements - Final Arrangements ease the burden on your loved ones by letting them know what kind of services you would like after your death.
Durable Financial Powers of Attorney - Durable Financial Powers of Attorney let you name someone you trust to take care of your financial matters, if someday you're unable to do so yourself. You can also make Limited Powers of Attorney, to give someone authority for specific tasks or time periods.
Information for Caregivers and Survivors - Information for Caregivers and Survivors will greatly aid those who may need to care for you or manage your estate, giving them everything from information about your bank accounts to the names of people you'd like contacted in the event of your death or incapacity.
Executor Documents - Executor Documents provide help for wrapping up an estate, including an Executor's Checklist, Affidavit or Domicile, and General Notice of Death.
Home and Family Documents - Home and Family Documents are useful in all kinds of common situations, whether you're having someone take care of your house and pets for a week or look after your children for a weekend. They include Temporary Guardianship Authorization for Care of Minor, Pet Care Agreement, Housesitting Instructions and many more practical forms.
Personal Finance Documents - Personal Finance Documents are everyday legal forms that are certain to come in handy, such as Promissory Notes and Bills of Sale.
Easily Create an Estate Plan
All the Step-by-Step Guidance You Need - Quicken WillMaker guides you through a simple interview for each document you want to create. The program produces customized legal documents, designed to comply with the laws of your state.
My Documents - Check the status of any document, resume creating a document or state a new one. You can produce any document in Quicken WillMaker Premium in one sitting, but there's no need to rush - relax and take your time, as WillMaker doesn't charge by the hour.
Get Started, Review, Sign - Select a document from the list, complete a simple interview, then review, save a PDF, or print and sign. If you need to make changes, it's no problem - you can revise your answers at any time.
Find Help Along the Way - Onscreep help tailored to the screen you're reading, is always instantly available. When you need more in-depth information, jump straight to the program's legal manual - an entire book about estate planning.
Glossary Assistance - Unfamiliar with an estate planning legal term? Look it up in the Glossary of nearly 4,000 terms - all pulled from Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary.
Settle An Estate
Help When You Need It - The right legal and practical information will help you wrap up the financial affairs of a loved one who has died so you won't be overwhelmed by the work.
The Executor's Guide - The Executor's Guide eBook helps you get organized, handle paperwork and make progress one step at a time.
Common Estate Tasks - Prepare for and accept the job of executor, make sense of a will, or handle matters when there isn't a will - and claim life insurance, Social Security, and other benefits.
Further Estate Assistance - The Executor's Guide helps you ensure children and their property are cared for, deal with family members, manage assets and pay bills, and wrap up a simple living trust.
Additional Features - Get state-specific information, including tables outlining key points of each state's laws.
Avoid Probate Court
Living Trust Maker Software - Probate court proceedings take months and can cost thousands of dollars - but the time and expense can be avoiding with Living Trust Maker Software.
Easy Property Transfer - A living trust lets survivors transfer property quickly and easily to the people who inherit, and Living Trust Maker helps you create one with a simple question-and-answer format.
Create Your Living Trust - Create a valid living trust, tailored to your wishes and the laws of your state - a living trust for an individual or a couple, or a children's subtrust for property left to children and young adults.
Make Changes as Needed - The Living Trust Maker software lets you make as many revisions to your documents as you need, should your situation change.
Onscreen Legal Manual - The onscreen legal manual will help you understand all of your options so you can make the best decisions about what property to put in your trust, whether to make an individual or join trust, and much more.
Maximize Your Family's Assets
Plan Your Estate - This comprehensive guide to estate planning covers both simple and sophisticated strategies to help you create the right plan.
Tools You Need - Learn how to leave property through a will, provide for your loved ones through life insurance, and make final arrangements. The Plan Your Estate eBook also shows you how to name a guardian for your minor child, leave property to a young person, and reduce estate taxes.
Added Features - Nolo Plan Your Estate includes sample estate plans that even more clearly illustrate your options in estate planning to help you maximize your family's assets.
Minimize Taxes and Avoid Penalties
Included eBook - IRAS, 401(k)s and Other Retirement Plans eBook will help you make sense of the rules when it come to retirement planning - whether you're approaching retirement, changing jobs, or just want to borrow money from a plan.
Help With Retirement - This eBook covers the common types of retirement plans, including 401(k)s, profit-sharing plans, IRAs, Keoghs and tax-deferred annuities.
What to Do Before and After Retirement - Find out how to implement tax strategies, avoid penalties for taking money out early, minimize taxes, divide a plan at divorce, take required distributions, and handle interim distributions to your heirs.
Nolo's Essential Retirement Tax Guide - Tax deductions change considerably when you retire; this eBook explains the rules in plain English, so you can learn how to make the most out of your money and assets when you retire.
Your Health, Home, Investments, and More - You'll understand your tax benefits after retirement and find out how to save more money.
Enjoy Your Retirement - Learn how to keep more of your hard-earned money by doing volunteer work; accounting for increased medical expenses; buying a boat, RV, or second home; living off your inves