PRLog - July 23, 2012 - CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina spoke at the American Bar Association TIPS Trident Literacy Center Service Project In Charleston, South Carolina on Friday May 18th 2012. The service project was a part of the 2012 ABA TIPS Spring Leadership Meeting that was held in Charleston, SC in May of 2012. The Trident Literacy Center helps teach adults to read, write and reason and serves Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Counties in South Carolina. The goal of the service project was to educate participants at the Trident Literacy Center in aspects of the law that might have an impact on their daily lives. Attorney Evan Guthrie was one of four local attorneys that spoke to those at the Trident Literacy Center about various legal topics ranging from family law, housing law, and bankruptcy. Attorney Guthrie spoke on the topic of estate planning and stressed the importance of planning an estate even when one thinks they do not need to due to not having a large estate.
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Mr. Guthrie spoke about the need of having a simple will to determine who would take care of minor children if one was to pass away and what happens to minor children when one does not have a will. Attorney Guthrie also discussed the need to have advance directives in place such as a healthcare power of attorney and a living will to make sure that medical treatment wishes are carried out and difficult decisions are taken out of the hands of family members by putting everything in writing. Mr. Guthrie also went into the need to have a durable power attorney in place in case of incapacity and what would happen if one were to become incapacitated without one in place. Attorney Guthrie spoke for about ten minutes on estate planning and answered questions after all the presentations were finished that included how to find a retirement account that is missing from an estate, to how handle an heirs property situation, to how to make sure someone an elderly person was not being taken advantage of by another party. Attorneys from across the country and around the world that attended the ABA meeting were on hand to observe the presentation. The attorneys that attended the conference and their respective law firms also donated a large number of books to the Trident Literacy center in a book drive component of the service project. There were several large boxes of books that were donated. Attorney Guthrie was happy to be a part of such a worthy cause that was made possible by the lawyers in the national ABA organization in cooperation with a local organization in the literacy center. Mr. Guthrie looked forward to being able to help out the Trident Literacy Center again in the future.
Evan Guthrie Law Firm is licensed to practice law throughout the state of South Carolina. The Evan Guthrie Law Firm practices in the areas of estate planning probate wills living trust special needs trusts personal injury accident and divorce and family law and entertainment law. For further information visit his website at http://www.ekglaw.com . Follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/