Trust & Estate Planning for Religious and Philosophical Beliefs

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COURSE INFO

  • Presentation Date 3/2/2021
  • Next Class Time 11:00 AM MT
  • Duration 60 min.
  • Format Audio Webcast
  • Program Code 03022021
  • MCLE Credits 1 hour(s)


Course Price: $89.00

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Every trust and estate plan reflects the values of the client.  These values are often rooted, consciously or not, in religious, philosophical or ethical belief systems.  Some clients choose to make these values explicit in their plans and documents.  This can be sensitive terrain for lawyers, not always familiar with integrating explicit religious, philosophical, and ethical statements into legal documents. Understanding the purposes of clients, advising clients about the real limits of what the law can accomplish or will allow, and drafting documents for these clients can be a major challenge.  This program will discuss advising clients about integrating religious, philosophical and ethical beliefs into their trust and estate plans.

 

  • Understanding and documenting client beliefs and the purposes they seek to achieve in trust and estate plans
  • Counseling clients about what can be practically achieved and the limitations of law
  • Anticipating possible post-mortem challenges and steps to enhance enforceability and mitigate litigation
  • Practical guidance on drafting underlying legal or supplementary documents – and common traps

 

Speaker:

John A. Warnick is an attorney and wealth counselor in Denver, Colorado, with a national estate and trust planning practice. He is widely recognized for his counseling of high net worth families on purposeful giving, the process of not only transferring wealth but creating a lasting legacy. He is also the managing collaborator of the Purposeful Planning Institute and a wealth consultant with Family Wealth and Transition Solutions.  Mr. Warnick is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and formerly practiced law with Holme, Roberts & Owen, LLP in Denver.  He received his B.A. from Brigham Young University and his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.




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