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Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts

  • 03/20/2017
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • WA State Convention Center, 705 Pike St, Seattle WA 98101

Program Description

Help Your Clients Meet Their Estate Planning Needs

Do you have a clear understanding of the basic tax issues, medical decisions, and planning documents that can complicate the estate planning and probate processes? Are you prepared to answer your clients' tough questions about planning for final wishes? Attend this seminar to gain insight into the fundamentals of preparing estate planning documents, including wills, trusts, and ancillary documents. Discover the pros and cons of using various types of documents, as well as the tax ramifications involved. Register today!

  • Choose the planning document that is best suited for your client.
  • Provide protection for minors, incompetent persons, and beneficiaries with special needs.
  • Learn how and when to use revocable living trust, pour-over wills, and durable powers of attorney.
  • Reduce your client's estate tax, gift tax and generation-skipping transfer tax.
  • Use a living will or durable power of attorney for health care to help the client control end-of-life medical decisions.
  • Handle ethical issues that arise in estate planning, such as competency of the client and conflicts of interest.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar will provide fundamentals of drafting wills and trusts for:

  • Attorneys
  • Paralegals
  • Trust Officers
  • Accountants
  • Tax Preparers

Course Content

  1. Fundamental Principles of Will Drafting
  2. Using Living Trusts and Powers of Attorney as Estate Planning Tools
  3. Basic Tax Considerations - What You Need to Know in Order to Choose the Appropriate Plan
  4. Ethics and Estate Planning
  5. Planning Methods to Control Medical Treatment

Continuing Education Credit


Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 *

Continuing Professional Education for Accountants – CPE for Accountants: 7.00

Financial Planners – Financial Planners: 7.00

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.60

National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. – NALA: 6.00 *

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy – CPE for Accountants: 7.00 *

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. – NFPA

Professional Achievement in Continuing Education – PACE: 7.00

Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 6.00

* denotes specialty credits

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Washington State Paralegal Association
PO Box 58530
Seattle, WA 98138-1530
info@wspaonline.org 

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