Estate Planning Workshop w/ Cy Field - Lopez

03/01/2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM PT


Lopez Island Library
2225 Fisherman Bay Rd
Lopez Island, WA 98261
United States of America


Local attorney Cyrus Field is presenting a free “Estate Planning Workshop” for people who want to learn more about creating or updating a will, trust, powers of attorney and health care directives.

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 comprehensive estate plan, a judge may decide who gets your money, home and other assets, rather than you!

But it’s not just about money, property and things.  If you do not have a comprehensive estate plan, the care for yourself, a dependent spouse, child, parent, or pet may be made without any input from you and may be contrary to your actual wishes. In addition, it may result in you or your loved ones incurring unnecessary headaches and legal fees.

An estate plan that meets your current needs helps to ensure that your wishes regarding what is important to you are honored. Workshop participants will learn about making and updating a will, trusts, gift and estate tax issues, naming beneficiaries for life insurance and retirement accounts and the tax advantages of designating charities in your estate plans. They will also learn about surrogate decision making. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the San Juans. For more information, call 360.378-2319.