Free Estate Planning Workshop
Local attorney Cyrus Field is presenting a free ‘Estate Planning Workshop’ on Thursday, February 11 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the San Juan Library for people who want to learn more about creating or updating a will.
More than half of the people in the United States die without a will. If you do not have a will, you have no say in things that are important to you such as your family, friends and charities that you care about. Without a will, the government may decide who gets your money, property and other assets through probate. The estates of those who go through probate total over $100 billion, and the figure increases each year.
But it’s not just about money, property and things. If you do not have a will, the care for a dependent spouse, child, parent, or pet will be made by the government. In short, if you do not have a will, you have no say in what is important to you today.
Workshop participants will learn about making and updating a will, federal estate laws, designating beneficiaries and tax advantages of designating charities in your estate plans. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the San Juans. For more information, call 360.378-2319.