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What Do We Do Now?

What Do We Do Now?
A Practical Guide to Estate Administration 
for Widows, Widowers and Heirs

By Robert E. Kass, JD, LLM & Robert H. Downie, MBA 
October 2000
0-9704862-0-0, Order Number: 6200
384 pages, including detailed index and appendices, $24.95
The first edition of "What Do We Do Now?" is out of print and has been replaced by "The Executor's Companion."

Kass and Downie, highly experienced estate planners and administrators, have teamed up to provide a truly practical guide to demystify estate administration. They provide step-by-step guidance, numerous checklists and case studies, and tips to keep peace in the family, giving the reader the benefit of practical insights gleaned through decades of professional experience in the planning and settling of estates of all sizes.

Their objective: “To guide you through the process of handling an estate as quickly as possible...provide practical tips to maximize your inheritance, save you time and money, and help avoid costly mistakes...get you organized and keep you on track.”

This is the first layman’s guide to estate administration with a specific focus on Michigan estates, as it includes an extensive discussion of Michigan probate procedure under the new Estates and Protected Individuals Code (EPIC) and specimen forms. However, the majority of the material will be useful to anyone handling an estate in any state.