Drafting estate planning instruments for clients whose definition of family is one that is fluid and inclusive is more important than ever. Estate planning attorneys have traditionally been accustomed to drafting provisions that exclude family members but doing so without caution may invite a successful probate challenge or worse. In this interactive workshop participants will learn about: 1. Drafting for clients with chosen family, though their biological family members are alive, and no adoption ever took place 2. Designing provisions for Lawful Permanent Residents who have U.S. citizen children but who otherwise have primarily non-U.S. family. 3. Crafting provisions that address disproportionate gifting and that assist in avoiding probate and probate challenges
Discuss procedures for signing a will under the Electronic Wills and Remote Witnesses Act including, assembling a signed paper will with remote witnesses and creating certified paper copies of an electronic will.
Whether you have just entered practice and need some assistance or are experienced and could use a refresher the Will Drafting Workshop has something for everyone! This hands-on, practical and example-filled seminar will cover the basics and go in-depth on various family / estate scenarios to aid you in feeling confident even in the face of challenging family dynamics.