Recommended Titles and Treatises
To help provide access to the Texas State Law Library's legal resources, the reference librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject. The titles listed for each subject feature a brief summary written by a reference librarian, and each subject's titles are divided into those that are specific to Texas law and those that aren't.
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The American Bar Association guide to wills & estates: everything you need to know about wills, estates, trusts & taxes
366 pages. Updated by new edition.
This title provides an overview of planning an estate, preparing a will or trust, and minimizing inheritance taxes. It is organized in easy-to-follow chapters with sidebars containing tips, checklists, and key information. Some specific topics covered are: determining what to put in an estate plan, deciding whether to prepare a will, trust, or living trust, avoiding and reducing estate taxes, and transfering property without a will with substitutes such as life insurance and joint tenancy.