Adams-Hall Publishing

Coming Soon: 

The 3rd edition of A Parent's Guide to Wills & Trusts (For Grandparents, Too)

Excellent book. What also differentiates this book is the writing itself. It is clear. It is concise. It is clever.”

Los Angeles Times

"terrific...This book would make a great gift for clients."

—The CPA Journal

“This book is different: it’s concisely written, uses simple language and features an easy-to-understand format.”

Chicago Sun-Times

“Comprehensive...recommend it to any client who needs a living trust...The book includes a comprehensive list and explanation of special situations... The book contains excellent material on issues that are not in the law books or tax codes.”

—Colorado State Bar - The Colorado Lawyer magazine

Book description

In an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand question-and-answer format, A Parent's Guide to Wills & Trusts spells out concisely and compassionately what all parents and grandparents need to know about wills, trusts and estate planning.


This is not a how-to book. Here's the one book you need before and during the times you consult with a lawyer, financial planner, CPA, banker and life insurance agent.


Topics include such sensitive issues as how to:

* Make sure your older estate plan formulas don't accidentally shortchange your spouse or child under newer tax laws

* Minimize or eliminate death and income taxes

* Avoid probate, use living trusts and reduce legal fees

* Avoid family disputes

* Do special planning if you have children from a prior marriage

* Do special planning as a divorced parent

* Leave money the right way to your minor children, adult children and your grandchildren

* Meet your children's special needs

* Leave enough to raise and educate your children

* Select a guardian to raise your children

* Choose the right asset management people including an executor, a trustee, a guardian and an attorney-in fact

* Handle health-related documents



More Praise for the First and Second Editions

A Parent's Guide to Wills & Trusts (For Grandparents, Too) spells out key principles that you need to know about wills, trusts and estate planning. A question-and-answer format addresses topics such as the special needs of children, selecting a guardian, minimizing taxes, avoiding probate, minimizing family disputes, asset management and special planning stemming from a divorce or children from prior marriages.”

Minnesota State Bar - Bench & Bar

"Clients are often overwhelmed by the process of estate planning and need the information in bite size nuggets that they can digest. This book does a good job of making this area digestible...It could be a valuable resource for your clients."

Nebraska State Bar - Nebraska Lawyer Magazine

A Parent’s Guide explains what parents and grandparents need to know about wills, trusts, taxes, special situations and health matters.”

Senior Magazine

“A practical, easily understood book that should be read by grandparents and parents alike.”

Grandparenting (a Universal Press Syndicate column)


“Conversational and easy to understand, Silver uses wit, honesty and brevity (really!) to help parents figure out the best way to address problems.”

South Florida Parenting


“This book is actually fun. I know that is hard to believe. I get asked all the time about trusts. If you want information on trusts, get A Parent's Guide to Wills & Trusts. I recommend it!”

—Chuck Jaffe, senior columnist for MarketWatch and host of Your Money Radio


A Parent’s Guide to Wills & Trusts is must reading for all parents. This isn’t just another probate/estate book. Tips on avoiding family disputes, considering tax impact and dealing with special circumstances such as divorce, second marriages and special beneficiaries are remarkably specific and contain details no other general will book offers.”

Wisconsin Bookwatch