As mentioned in one of our blogs earlier this month, nearly 60 percent of Americans do not have wills or any type of estate planning documentation. The reasons for needing a will are numerous:
- Appointing guardians for minor children
- Choosing who will make financial and medical decisions in the event of incapacity
- Establishing a safety net for a child or another family member who has special needs
- Providing a roadmap for surviving family members after an untimely death
- Averting potential family squabbles over personal items and inheritance amounts
An estate plan can even help you get a handle on the future financial security of your family during your lifetime. It is not difficult, nor expensive to put together a comprehensive plan, including a will and trust, that will meet your needs and desires.
Where do I start?
The estate planning process may seem overwhelming, and you may not know where to begin. Fortunately, you can learn all of the basics in a free workshop led by an experienced estate planning attorney. In fact, a Wills And Trusts 101 seminar may be offered right in your own neighborhood.
Free workshops dates and locations
Check out these September dates, times and locations, and make the time to educate yourself about your options:
- Saturday, September 9 at 10 am: Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree
- Thursday, September 14 at 2 pm: Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr., Fort Collins
- Saturday, September 16 at 10 am: Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr., Fort Collins
- Tuesday, September 19 at 2 pm: Apex Center, 13150 W 72nd Ave., Arvada
- Saturday, September 23 at 9:15 am: Amazing Aging Expo, Crown Plaza Hotel, 15500 E 40th Ave., Denver
- Saturday, September 23 at 11:15 am: Amazing Aging Expo, Crown Plaza Hotel, 15500 E 40th Ave., Denver
- Wednesday, September 27 at 2 pm: Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree, CO 80124
- Saturday, September 30 at 10 am: Apex Center, 13150 W 72nd Ave., Arvada
Additional free seminars are available for individuals and families who worry about how to pay for their own or a family member’s nursing home care and for those with multi-million dollar estates.