The way the movies portray it, wills are supposed to cover funeral plans in addition to the distribution of assets. Unfortunately, only about one-third of adults actually undertake end-of-life planning: wills and trusts, health care directives and funeral arrangements. This can set a family up for emotional and financial disaster.
Family members may die before doing any estate planning. Even with a will, funeral plans can go awry. How do you make sure your stuff goes to those whom you intend to leave your assets? How would you get a Viking funeral, if that were what you wanted? Film clips from comedies and dramas will illustrate estate planning myths and facts and highlight the need to do estate planning TODAY.
Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist, and former Bernalillo County probate judge Merri Rudd, author of Life Planning in New Mexico, present “Estate Planning: Hollywood Myth Versus Fact” at OASIS of Albuquerque on Wednesday, January 28, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. They bring knowledge and humor to the estate planning conversation.
The cost is $8 and registration opens January 7, 2015. Event Location: OASIS offices at 3301 Menaul Blvd NE, Suite 18, Albuquerque, NM (just west of Carlisle NE in the building facing the American Home Furniture store). Call (505) 884-4529 for more information.