This publication takes a highly practical approach to teaching estate planning and administration by presenting the process from start to finish as it applies to three fictional families with various planning needs. The material is presented logically and allows readers to test their knowledge after each chapter and in a cumulative manner. It places emphasis on the practical concerns of drafting estate planning documents, and it provides numerous examples of such documents for the reader to review and relate to the fictional families? situations. Not only does it present the step-by-step process of traditional estate administration, it offers some alternatives to full administration. Sample documents, case briefs, discussions of ethical issues, and recommended Web sites for further study round out this valuable learning tool and desk reference.Gau, Michael is the author of 'Practical Guide to Estate Planning and Administration', published 2004 under ISBN 9781401817985 and ISBN 140181798X.