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AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – More than half of the adult population in the United States does not have a last will and testament. It is not a subject people like to discuss, but it is important to plan for what will happen to your estate when you pass. Alabama Extension is offering an estate planning workshop to assist those in planning for the future.

More Than Just a Will

Dr. Robert Tufts, an Auburn University visiting professor with Alabama Extension, said that an estate plan is much more than just a will.

“People should have an advance directive for health care to make your wishes known and to appoint someone to speak for you if you have a medical emergency,” Tufts said. “You should also have a durable power of attorney as well as a plan for the distribution of your assets upon your demise. This plan could be in a will or a trust.”

Workshops

Extension will offer several workshop locations throughout the state. All of these workshops are free to attend. For specific information about each workshop, reach out to the contact person for that workshop.

Tufts said the previously given workshops have received great response.

“On the first two workshops, when asked ‘how much did you learn,’ almost 75 percent of the attendees said they learned quite a bit,” Tufts said.

Below is a full list of the estate planning workshops that are scheduled:

2019 Estate Planning Workshops

DateTimeCountyAddressContact
February 1510:00 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.Chilton505 2nd Ave. N Chilton, AlabamaGay West: 205-280-6268
February 266 - 9 P.M.Randolph112 Main St. S (ALFA) Wedowee, AlabamaTiffany Moore: 256-357-2841
March 55:30 - 7:30 P.M.BarbourCity Library, 217 North Eufaula Avenue Eufaula, AlabamaAllie Cocoran: 334-687-5688
March 126 - 9 P.M.Fayette 650 McConnel Loop Fayette, AlabamaRoni Rena Brasher: 205-932-8941
March 286 - 9 P.M.Pike306 S. Three Notch St. Troy, Alabama334-566-0985
April 86 - 9 P.M.Marengo2400 E. Coats Ave. Linden, AlabamaPam Stenz: 334-295-5959
June 136 - 9 P.M.Greene107 Harris Ave. Eutaw, AlabamaLovie Burrell: 205-372-3401

More Information

For more information about the estate planning workshops, visit the Alabama Extension website’s events page. There you will find more detailed information about each workshop.

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