Estate Planning: The Importance of Wills and Trusts scheduled in Grantsville

Estate Planning: The Importance of Wills and Trusts scheduled in Grantsville

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McHenry, MD – Estate Planning: The Importance of Wills and Trusts, will be held at the Garrett College Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville on Mondays, April 16 and 23, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Estate planning is not just for the wealthy. An estate plan provides the legal mechanism for disposing of property upon death in a way that recognizes your wishes and the needs of your survivors while minimizing taxes. For many, it can mean planning for the handling of affairs in case of disability, and the personal medical choices to be made as life nears its end. This two-part course will address the common questions regarding wills, financial powers of attorney, advance directives, protecting one’s home, and the Maryland estate administration/probate process.

One part of the course will provide an overview on some of the more noticeable legal and financial issues associated with growing old. This part will include a detailed discussion of the legal documents all persons should have including a will, power of attorney, and advanced directive.

Included in the session will be a discussion of some common misconceptions relating to wills; the problems with writing your own will; and considerations for choosing someone to act as your Agent and/or Personal Representative. Some other topics that will briefly be covered include protecting your home, long-term care insurance, and medical assistance to pay for nursing home care. This portion of the course is being instructed by Grantsville native Brandon James Hoover. He is an attorney in the Law Office of Donald S. Goldbloom and at the Program Director for Criminal Justice/Paralegal at Allegany College of Maryland.

The second part of the course will focus on Maryland Estate Administration and the probate process from start to finish. It will include detailed discussions of when an estate is necessary, the different types of estates, as well as the steps involved for a Personal Representative in handling the affairs of a decedent. Rita Watson, Register of Wills for Garrett County, will be instructing this portion of the course.

For additional information contact Terry Beachy, Program Coordinator, at 301-895-4700 or Course registration fee applies. To register, contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.

Tags: Seniors, Retirement

Posted By: Garrett College

Event Details

Date: April 16, 2018
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

This event also occurs on 04/23/2018

Nothern Outreach Center Grantsville
12601 National Pike
Grantsville, Maryland 21536

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