Learn about wills, trusts, probate and more here. You'll find lots of free legal articles on a wide variety of topics with plenty of information for executors of an estate and trustees.
Glossary: Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
Plain-English definitions of common terms used in estate planning and probate.
Online Estate Planning Apps & Do-It-Yourself Software
Understand what your estate plan should include, decide what products suit your needs, or when you might be better served by using an estate planning attorney.
Chart: Compare Estate Planning Books & Software
Nolo's books and software are the gold standard for do-it-yourself estate planning, but which is best for you?
What is a Living Will?
The terms "living will", "health care directive", and "advance directive", all refer to the legal document that lets people state their wishes for end-of-life medical care.
Using a Payable on Death Bank Account - or "Totten Trust"
A payable on death bank account - once called a "Totten Trust" - is an easy way to pass on money after death.
Pros and Cons of POD Designations to Avoid Probate
Payable-On-Death accounts are an inexpensive and simple way to transfer funds after death without probate, but there are drawbacks.