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Ann Jakabcin and Steve Widdes to speak at MSBA Elder Law Symposium

Date: May 19, 2012

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Speaker(s): Ann G. JakabcinSteven A. Widdes

Event Type: Speaking Engagement

Sponsored By: Maryland State Bar Association, Inc. Leadership Academy

Location: Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, Maryland 21012-1895

Ann Jakabcin and Steve Widdes will present "Practical Estate Planning - Preparing for Incapacity and Death" at the 2012 Elder Law Symposium. This free event, which is titled "Navigating the Elder Care Maze: What You Need to Know about the Legal Issues Facing Older Adults and Their Caregivers," is organized by fellows of the Maryland State Bar Association's Leadership Academy.  The full day symposium covers topics such as when to hire an attorney for an elder law issue, estate planning, cost of care (including Medicare), and preventing fraud and abuse directed at the elderly.

In their 55-minute presentation, Ms. Jakabcin and Mr. Widdes will cover the following topics:

  • Key documents necessary for a good estate plan
  • What happens in Maryland if one dies without a Will?
  • What are the primary considerations to having a proper Will prepared?
  • Naming of a Personal Representative (Executor) and a back-up
  • What is the relevance of a Revocable Trust and is it necessary in Maryland?
  • How does a Durable Power of Attorney work and what is the role of the Statutory Power?
  • Explanation of the Advance Medical Directive and the key questions to address
  • Selection of the right agent for Power of Attorney and Directive (as well as alternates)
  • Getting organized to ensure you have left proper information and documentation in the event of a death or disability
  • Key terms and roles of the various fiduciaries

Attachments: MSBA Elder Law Symposium Flyer (.pdf)       

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