Books by Lynne Butler
FOR MY FAMILY, WITH LOVE
For My Family, With Love is a workbook I developed based on my experience of what it's like for executors to step in and begin the job of looking after an estate. Those of you who read this blog regularly know that I take a practical, down-to-earth approach to estates, and that I'm in favour of tools and materials that help an executor to get the job done. That's why I developed this book.
Executors have a million details to look after. Wouldn't it be great if all the information about assets, debts, joint property, medical and legal contacts, passwords, loans to family members, spare keys, and all of the rest was to be found in one place? Wouldn't it be marvelous if Mom or Dad wrote down where they keep things?
Having all of that information at hand would relieve hours upon hours of searching and asking questions. It would save an executor untold stress and frustration. This 92-page workbook contains space for all of the information a parent, spouse, or grandparent would like to leave for those who will look after the estate. You could use one of these books for yourself, or give one to a parent or relative for them to use. Or, you could get one for a parent and you could fill it in together.
More than that, this book contains places for Mom or Dad to write personal notes that will be read after they have passed away. The notes could be to the kids, or to anyone else who is important. They could be words of love, encouragement, or guidance.
The book is coil-bound to lie flat for easy use. The sections are organized in a logical way and clearly set out so that the book is simple to follow. There is no legal jargon, just suggestions for what your loved ones will need to know after you're gone.
Here are the sections of the book:
Part 1 – My family
Part 2 – Contacts my family might need
Part 3 – Passwords my family might need
Part 4 – My financial assets
Part 5 – My sources of income
Part 6 – My debts and liabilities
Part 7 – My insurance policies
Part 8 – My wishes for funeral, burial, or cremation
Part 9 – Legal documents that I have in place
Part 10 – Special arrangements
Part 11 – Where to find important things
This workbook will accommodate your information, whether your estate is simple, or whether you own a business and rental homes. It will let you describe your family relationships whether they are simple or complex.
As you can see, this book would also be a wonderfully useful tool for someone acting under a Power of Attorney. It would help ensure that nothing is missed.
What a gift this book would be for your kids, grandkids, or executor. Believe me, they'd bless you for the help!
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ALBERTA PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION KIT by Lynne Butler.
You can read a brief section [of Estate Planning Through Family Meetings] each day if you like. I however couldn't put it down: it is thoroughly enjoyable, readable, and immensely valuable. Thank you Lynne for sharing so much and so effectively! - Brian Weatherton, 5-star review on Amazon.ca
This book [Estate Planning Through Family Meetings] offers suggestions for discussing their inheritance with your children or other heirs. Doing this, with honest discussions with your children while you are still living, can prevent disputes among the children after your death. It also allows you to make your intentions clear to all involved. It further allows the children to prepare their own wills with appropriate consideration of any potential inheritance. It just makes good sense, and the book is a welcome discussion of how to do this. - Ronald L. Gillum, M.D., 5-star review on Amazon.com
I have read the book [Estate Planning Through Family Meetings] from cover to cover and as a financial planner, think this book is excellent for anyone. - Raymond W. Johns, 5-star review on Amazon.com
I have been a great admirer of your blogs and writings ever since I discovered them last year. I just bought your book on estate planning through family meetings. It is wonderful, after nearly 30 years of trying to educate clients in this area, to read such lucid comments. They should be required reading for everybody. - C.M.
Useful tool for families of wealth who wish to tread the delicate waters of writing a will to satisfy all parties - Lise Andreana on www.goodreads.com
Thanks very much for the book on Succession Planning [for Canadian Business]. An excellent book, and congratulations on making it so user friendly and comprehensive. - G.C.
I'm buying a copy of your book [Estate Planning Kit for Canadian Business] because my Small Business Manager read it and said it was the best business book she has ever read. - Scotiabank Branch Manager
PROTECT YOUR ELDERLY PARENTS: BECOME YOUR PARENTS' GUARDIAN OR TRUSTEE by Lynne Butler.