Life Advice About Estate Planning, pamphlet by MetLife Consumer Education Center with assistance from the American Association of Individual Investors and reviewed by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, USDA.
This pamphlet (produced in 2009) provides a good basic introduction to some of the legal issues that should be addressed by family caregivers with their aging loved ones.
It includes brief discussions about making a will, and why you need one, naming an executor and potentially a guardian, minimizing estate taxes, and planning for incapacity through powers of attorney and advance directives.
View Pamphlet »Life Advice About Estate Planning.
This pamphlet is also found on the website of the Federal Citizen Information Center of the U.S. General Services Administration (www.pueblo.gsa.gov).