Author Teaches Readers How to Draft a Family Trust to Avoid Costly Probate

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Allan H. Nelson shares how people can protect their estate from going into probate through his new book ‘Probate, Wills, & Trusts: Searching for Answers’

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Author Allan H. Nelson believes that almost every family needs a properly funded family trust, and that a trust could be one of the finest one can give their children. By extending help and knowledge to all who are interested, he gives general legal advice to avoid the pitfalls of probate. Nelson presents a short yet comprehensive book on how a lay reader can better understand and avoid probate.

After the death of his cousin, and during course of the distribution of his cousin’s will, Nelson observed that something was amiss considering the enormous amount of money that went to the taxes, an attorney, a realtor, and others. In light of what happened with his cousin’s estate and driven by the desire to prevent a similar incident in the future, Nelson discovered that a trust will avoid this costly process — that money and possessions can be distributed, without the process of probate, when one has a trust.

Sharing his knowledge from research and from his experience as an estate planner for 25 years, Nelson outlines what a person can do to draft his or her own family living trust. This book teaches the importance of a Living Will, a Special Power of Attorney, and a Pour-Over Will, with actual examples of problems a bereaved family encounters when a loved one dies. This new book sets a personal touch and presents an honest account of the real happenings when an estate is probated.

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About the Author
Allan H. Nelson is a Korean War Veteran. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Education degree from the University of Utah, and has taught in public schools for 27 years along with being a Learning Coordinator for 10 years. He has taught Estate Planning for over 25 years and also established the Southern Utah Insurance School for renewing Insurance Licenses, which is ongoing.

Nelson is married for 54 years and is blessed with eight children. He has served three missions for his church; one in Sweden, and two, along with his wife, in Poland and the Philippines.

Probate, Wills, & Trusts * by Allan H. Nelson
Searching for Answers
Publication Date: December 26, 2013
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 75 pages; 978-1-4931-5427-2
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 75 pages; 978-1-4931-5428-9
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4931-5429-6

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