Saturday, October 18, 2014
October 19 – 25 is National Estate Planning Awareness week and the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law is inviting everyone to get involved. On Thursday, October 23 at 1 p.m., RPTE will host a free webinar entitled, Estate Planning: How to Get Going and Why Not to Do It Yourself. Here is why you should attend:
Statistical studies show that 55% of Americans die without a will or estate plan. This free program informs the non-lawyer public how to start estate planning (wills, powers of attorney and trusts) by providing a set of practical first steps. Our panel of lawyer and trust officer experts will also explain why simply signing a will or power of attorney with a “do it yourself” plan may actually be worse than doing nothing, costing a “special needs” family member the loss of government benefits or resulting in an ex-spouse inheriting assets. The program is intended for the general public and does not require a background in the law of wills or trusts or tax.