Live Seminar

Step-by-Step Guide to Drafting Wills and Trusts

Seminar

Date:

Monday, April 30, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

78781ER

Location:

Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center 800 South 3rd Street

800 South 3rd Street

Bismarck, ND 58504

$349.00

$339 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • ND CLE - 6.00

CPE for Accountants

  • CPE for Accountants/NASBA - 7.00

Other

  • Financial Planners - 7.00
  • IACET - 0.60

Program Description

Draft Enforceable Estate Planning Documents With These Practical Techniques

Do you have all the information you need to draft customized testamentary documents for each of your clients? Don't spend years gathering precious bits of legal practice wisdom - our experienced attorney faculty are here to share their time-tested methods of identifying clients' needs and creating custom-tailored wills and trusts to fit each specific situation. This legal primer offers all the tools and sample forms to get you started. Get the fundamental skills you need to build your estate planning practice - register today!

  • Get practical will and trust drafting skills to speed up the process and give the testator's last wishes power.
  • Stave off conflicts of interest with a clear determination of who your client is from the start.
  • Learn how to deal with interested relatives who want to be present at all the planning meetings.
  • Explore the pros and cons of using a revocable living trust in the will's stead and find out when it's a better option.
  • Explore the functions and mechanics of major trust structures - and make certain you choose the right tool for each job.
  • Give each provision full power with precise word choices - get sample forms to speed up the process.
  • Make sure your remarried and unmarried clients know the default inheritance laws and help them make sure the right beneficiaries are assigned.
  • Anticipate key tax issues, including individual income tax planning and trust taxation.
  • Phrase the fiduciary and beneficiary designations to leave no room for interpretation.
  • Help your clients make the tough medical decisions regarding long-term care, end-of-life and organ donation.
  • Learn how to verify and document the testator's competency to close the door on any potential will contests.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar offers foundational will and trust drafting skills that will benefit:

  • Attorneys
  • Paralegals
  • Trust Officers and Personal Representatives
  • Estate and Financial Planners
  • Accountants and CPAs
  • Tax Professionals

Course Content

  1. Key Elements of Effective Wills
  2. Trusts as Alternatives to Wills
  3. Basic Tax Concerns
  4. Documenting Long-Term Care, Incapacity and End-of-Life Decisions
  5. Ethics
  6. Planning for Unmarried and Remarried Couples

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 *

Financial Planners – Financial Planners: 7.00

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.60

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy – CPE for Accountants/NASBA: 7.00 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. KEY ELEMENTS OF EFFECTIVE WILLS
    9:00 - 10:00, Michael M. Ward
    1. Establishing Statutory Framework
    2. Types of Wills
    3. Verifying and Documenting the Testator's Competency
    4. Beneficiary Designations in Retirement Plans and Life Insurance
    5. Pension Distributions During and After Life
    6. Titling Assets
    7. Designating Fiduciaries
    8. Planning for Disabled Children
    9. Sample Will Verbiage
    10. Sample Forms
    11. Updating Will Documents
  2. TRUSTS AS ALTERNATIVES TO WILLS
    10:00 - 10:45, Michael M. Ward
    1. When to Recommend a Trust Over a Will
    2. Types and Functions of Trusts
    3. Selecting Trustee(s)
    4. Choosing Trust Situs
    5. Trust Funding Basics
    6. Sample Forms
  3. BASIC TAX CONCERNS
    11:00 - 12:00, Michael M. Ward
  4. DOCUMENTING LONG-TERM CARE, INCAPACITY AND END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS
    1:00 - 2:15, Ashley L. Lies
    1. Basic Medicaid Planning
    2. Long-Term Care Options and Planning in a Nutshell
    3. Advance Medical Directives
    4. Powers of Attorney
    5. DNR Orders and Organ Donation Considerations
  5. ETHICS
    2:30 - 3:30, Ashley L. Lies
    1. Defining Who Your Client Is From the Start
    2. Handling Clients With Diminishing Mental Capacity
    3. Lawyers Acting as Fiduciaries
    4. Practicing Before the IRS
    5. Conflicts of Interest
  6. PLANNING FOR UNMARRIED AND REMARRIED COUPLES
    3:30 - 4:30, Ashley L. Lies
    1. Pre- and Post-Marital Agreements
    2. Planning for Children From Previous Marriage(s)
    3. Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples

ASHLEY L. LIES is the principal attorney in the New Rockford law firm of Ashley Lies Law, PC. Since 2013, Ms. Lies has focused her practice almost exclusively in areas of real estate and estate planning/probate law. She also serves as the Wells County assistant state's attorney. Ms. Lies is a frequent speaker on real estate law, real estate title law, legal risks in farming and ranching, estate planning law and probate law. She is a member of the State Bar Association of North Dakota and the American Bar Association, and a member of both bars section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Real Property Division. Ms. Lies serves as the secretary/treasurer of the Southeast Judicial District Bar Association. She earned her B.S. degree at Northern Arizona University and her J.D. degree with distinction, and a certificate in Indian law at the University of North Dakota School of Law

MICHAEL M. WARD is a member of the Minot law firm of Martin Law LLP, formerly Eaton and Ward Firm for which he was the principal trial attorney. Since 1966, Mr. Ward has practiced in the areas of estate planning, tax law, probate law and elder law. He served 12 years as an attorney in the Estate Tax Division of the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Ward is a member of the State Bar Association of North Dakota and the section on taxation. He earned his B.A. degree at the University of North Dakota and his LLB degree at the University of North Dakota School of Law.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

ND CLE: 6.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
This program has been approved by the North Dakota Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 6.0 hours of CLE credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics credit.


Financial Planners

N CF: 7.00
This program has been accepted by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. and qualifies for 7.0 hours of CE credit for CFP® Certificants. The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the US, which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Upon completion of this course, attendee will be able to: 1. Describe how to verify the testator's competency. 2. Explain when a trust is preferable to a simple will. 3. Anticipate key tax issues associated with estate planning. 4. Recall what must be done to help the client delegate medical treatment decision-making power. 5. Distinguish between ethical and unethical practices. 6. Analyze the effect of marital agreements on estate planning.

International Association for Continuing Education Training

N IACET: 0.60
NBI, Inc. is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. NBI, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program. At the end of the program, participants must complete a self-assessment in order to receive credit. 100% attendance is required. (Provider #1004558)

Upon completion of this course, attendee will be able to: 1. Describe how to verify the testator's competency. 2. Explain when a trust is preferable to a simple will. 3. Anticipate key tax issues associated with estate planning. 4. Recall what must be done to help the client delegate medical treatment decision-making power. 5. Distinguish between ethical and unethical practices. 6. Analyze the effect of marital agreements on estate planning.

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

N NAS: 7.00 Includes - Behavioral Ethics: 1.00, Specialized Knowledge: 3.00, Taxes: 3.00
NBI, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. This program is designed to qualify for 7.0 hours (based on 50 minute credit hour) of continuing professional education credit for accountants. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at (800) 930-6182.

This is a basic to intermediate level program presented in a group live setting. Accountants should have a basic understanding of drafting customized testamentary documents. This course will: • Examine practical will and trust drafting skills to speed up the process and give the testator’s last wishes power. • Identify ways to stave off conflicts of interest with a clear determination of who your client is from the start. • Discover how to deal with interested relatives who want to be present at all the planning meetings. • Explore the pros and cons of using a revocable living trust in the will’s stead and find out when it’s a better option. • Explore the functions and mechanics of major trust structures –and make certain you choose the right tool for each job. • Identify how to give each provision full power with precise word choices – get sample forms to speed up the process. • Explore ways to make sure your remarried and unmarried clients know the default inheritance laws and help them make sure the right beneficiaries are assigned. • Point out ways to minimize the taxable estate with effective tax planning techniques. • Examine how to phrase the fiduciary and beneficiary designations to leave no room for interpretation. • Specify ways to help your clients make the tough medical decisions regarding long-term care, end-of-life and organ donation. • Present how to verify and document the testator’s competency to close the door on any potential will contests. Field(s) of Study -- Taxes; Specialized Knowledge; Behavioral Ethics.

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