Book Description: This new Quick & Legal book presents nine major methods people can use to avoid, or reduce, Federal estate taxes. These are the taxes that kick in when an individual's estate, or a couple's combined estate, exceeds $625,000. And the taxes are steep--rates start at 37% and go up to 55%. In clear, concise terms the book explains how you can save your family money by: making gifts of under $10,000 making gifts for tuition or medical expenses giving or leaving property to a spouse establishing a Bypass (AB) Trust establishing a QTIP Trust establishing a QDOT Trust contributing to charity transferring ownership of your life insurance policies using disclaimers Written by two experts in estate planning, 9 Ways to Avoid Estate Taxes can save your family many thousands of dollars. They'll love you forever.