The scope of attorney Guthrie’s presentation covered the all the basic aspects of planning an estate including what constitutes an estate, the different kinds of assets a person can own and their interplay with an estate, how the probate court system works with someone’s estate when they die, the different forms typical plans for estates take, what a last will and testament does, what a revocable living trust does to assets in an estate, what happens if one has no plan at all, how to protect oneself if one were to become incapacitated with a durable power of attorney, what kind of advance planning is necessary for health care decisions, the most common planning mistakes and how to best avoid them, and how to best get started in implementing a plan and all the steps that are necessary to carry it out. Mr. Guthrie explained all these various aspects so that everyone could understand them and took questions as they were presented and allowed for follow up. Questions from the audience ranged from the best way to protect assets in the case of a second marriage to make sure that children from the first marriage received them to the best way to make sure that someone that was receiving disability payments could inherit assets without losing their payments. Attorney Guthrie enjoyed being able to speak to such a large group of government workers and answering all of their questions surrounding money and death that can be a difficult topic to discuss. Mr. Guthrie kept the presentation fast, fun, entertaining, and educational to keep everyone’s attention and focus. Attorney Guthrie was proud to be able to help federal government employees because of their large number in the Charleston, SC area and all the help and kindness that they have given him throughout the years growing up. Mr. Guthrie looked forward to being able to return to make the presentation again in the following year.
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