an easily viewed, up-to-date list of sensitive, authoritative books you may find comforting and helpful in coping with your loss.Links to government information are also provided.
Several excellent articles on end of life issues and how to cope with dying.
David Kessler collaborated with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross—the renowned author of 16 books on living and dying and what they both mean. At this website you find several fine books, plus links, resources, and more. Highly recommended!
Elder Rage, the book that answers the question of “How To Survive Caring For Aging Parents.” Written by Jacqueline Marcell, this riveting true story is also a how-to guide for struggling caregivers.
by Dallas Allen Polen Jr.
A calm, logical guide that takes readers through the maze of choices step by step. This book shows how to make lists, delegate duties to others, evaluate the options available, and what questions need to be asked.
by Don S. Cochrane
Learn about your options and the emotional elements in arranging your own funeral. This well-written book also takes you through the process of making the decisions that are right for you. Included are worksheets and a CD ROM to assist in the process.
by Geoffrey C. Carnell
An invaluable reference that will help you make necessary decisions during a most painful time.
by Edward A. Haman
A Living Will is a simple document that could be the only way your family and doctors will know of your desires regarding your medical treatment should you be unable to communicate. This book will show you how to write your own living will, without the expense of a lawyer.
While proper estate planning can help reduce or even eliminate some so-called “death” taxes, tax returns and forms may still need to be filed. Be sure to consult with legal and tax experts before filing. Here are links to various United States Government agencies that may require this paperwork:
Where to File and Contact Information for Estate and Gift Tax.
The gift tax applies to the transfer by gift of any property.
Estate tax may apply to your taxable estate at your death.
General information on when these taxes apply and when they do not.
Fill-in forms have been included to allow you to enter information and provide you with a cleaner crisper printout for your records and for filing with the IRS.