Estate Planning

ESTATE PLANNING –

IT’S NOT JUST WILLS!

Sunday, March 18

3:00 PM @ The Library

 

Who will care for your children and your pets when you die? How will you manage your finances or your healthcare if you cannot make decisions for yourself? How can you make your wishes known in advance? On Sunday March 18 at 3 PM the Claverack Free Library will host a presentation by local attorney Morgen Bowers, who will explain why everyone needs an estate plan.

Proper estate planning ensures that your wishes for yourself, your family, your assets, and even your pets, are respected and protected even when you can’t protect yourself. An estate plan is a group of documents setting forth your instructions for how to manage your assets, your medical care, your minor children or special-needs members of your family, and your pets if you are mentally or physically incapacitated, as well as specifying the distribution of your assets after you die. Legal planning is particularly important for people with minor children and those who are not married to their significant others. This program will review each part of the estate plan, and why you need it. Topics include wills, lifetime trusts, special needs trusts, Power of Attorney, advance directives, health care proxies and living wills, digital and social media accounts, pet trusts and pet protection agreements. Bowers will also explain what happens when there is no will and why on-line forms are generally inadequate.

Attorney Morgen Bowers is a partner in the Chatham law firm of Bowers & del Peral, PLLC., whose core practice areas include general business law, intellectual property, real estate, and estate planning.

BRING YOUR QUESTIONS – STAY FOR REFRESHMENTS.

This program is provided for educational purposes only; no individual legal advice will be provided.