Estate Planning To Successfully Avoid Litigation: Strategies From The Headlines That Keep Clients From Getting “Cashed Out”
Featuring: Russell J. Fishkind, Esq.; Hon. Patricia DelBueno Cleary; Hon. Frank M. Ciuffani (Ret.); Anthony R. La Ratta, Esq.
Tap into the probate battles of “the rich and famous” to help your clients avoid estate litigation.When it comes to estate planning and litigation, the clients you serve every day are essentially no different from the rich and famous celebrities that make headlines - and in the process, find themselves featured in the paper and on television shows like “Cashed Out.” What are the lessons you can learn from these famous and often contentious estate litigations, and how can you apply them to the clients you represent?Register today to heard directly from Russell L. Fishkind, Esq., author of Probate Wars of the Rich and Famous and commentator on “Cashed Out”, as he and a panel of experienced estate planning and litigation practitioners (as well as a view from the bench) take you behind the scenes and into the lives, deaths and probate battles of celebrities like Michael Jackson, Prince, Amy Winehouse, Robin Williams, Johnny Carson, George Michael and more. Not only will you get “the inside scoop” on the problems surrounding these famous estates, you’ll also learn the best ways to plan for and help your clients overcome similar issues. Whether you’re interested in becoming a more effective and well-rounded practitioner, in gaining new strategies for handling common and avoidable estate issues your clients may face, or celebrity gossip is just your guilty pleasure (our program is a “no judgement zone”), this is the most fun and interesting estate planning and litigation seminar you’ll go to all year!
Medical Aid in Dying Anatomical Gifts in Estate Planning Compassionate and Careful Drafting Techniques to Carry out Your Clients’ WishesFeaturing: Lauren D. Bercik, Esq; Christine C. Cockerill, Esq.; William P. Isele, Esq.; Christina W. Strong, Esq.You have detailed discussions with your estate planning clients about what they want to happen to their assets and the best ways to ensure those wishes are realized, but do you have the same conversations regarding their bodies, genetic material and end of life plans? Advancements in medical science have led to improved outcomes for donors and recipients in organ donations and infertility treatments. Many clients are willing to make these donations but may not have given the idea much thought. The same is true for end of life planning.The Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act goes into effect on August 1, but most clients haven’t considered their options if they become terminally ill.
This seminar will address those difficult to discuss issues. For example, organ donation involves more than deciding whether or not to donate, so checking a box on a driver’s license application is inadequate. What if your client only wants to donate certain organs, or wants to direct them to be donated to a medical school? At the same time, what if they do not want certain genetic material donated? With the rise of assisted reproductive technology and the delay of parenthood for many individuals, genetic material has become an “asset” that needs to be addressed in all estate plans. Recently, the parents of a 21-year-old cadet at West Point successfully petitioned the court to extract sperm from their son when he died unexpectedly. They intend to use the sperm to bring a grandchild into the world. Are your clients aware that something like this is even possible without their express permission? What if your clients have eggs, sperm, or embryos frozen? Who determines what happens to that genetic material if it isn’t addressed in an estate plan? And if it is addressed in an estate plan, what is enforceable and what isn’t?
Another new topic and one that is just as emotional is medical aid in dying With the enactment of the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, terminally ill New Jersey residents will be able to self-administer lethal medication prescribed to them in certain circumstances.
Attend this seminar to gain the knowledge you need to provide your clients with an expansive and thoughtful estate plan—not just a run of the mill will!
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