Charleston, SC, January 16, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina taught an estate planning and probate class at the Goose Creek Library in Goose Creek, SC on Monday November 5th 2012. Goose Creek library is part of the Berkeley County Library system and this is the second presentation that attorney Evan Guthrie has made at the location in the year. This class was the day before the 2012 general election and the topic of what would happen and how it would affect estate planning and estate taxes became part of the discussion. Mr. Guthrie predicted that it would depend on who was elected U.S. President and who controlled the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate as to what would happen with the new tax situation. Attorney Guthrie also talked a little about how the Fiscal Cliff situation would impact planning an estate in the coming months and years.
Mr. Guthrie’s class lasted about an hour in duration and explored the fundamentals of planning estates including the many different kinds of estate classifications and how assets are divided among them, how the probate court system functions, what happens when one has no plan or documents, how a last will and testament works, the ins and outs and advantages and disadvantages of a living trust, how to plan for healthcare decisions and asset management in the case of incapacity, the most common mistakes people make and misconceptions that people have when planning an estate, and all of the things that one should think about when preparing and compiling all important personal information and documents in one place. There was time for questions and answers after the presentation and questions ranged from the need of both a husband and a wife to have estate planning documents and why it would be necessary for them both to have them, the uses of a living trust for a single person, and when is too late to make and estate plan and what health condition is too late. Attorney Guthrie enjoyed coming back to the Goose Creek Library and making free public presentation that was well attended and had active participation. Mr. Guthrie teaches several public legal classes a year and his website should be consulted for future events.
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Evan Guthrie Law Firm is licensed to practice law throughout the state of South Carolina. The Evan Guthrie Law Firm practices in the areas of estate planning probate wills living trust special needs trusts personal injury accident and divorce and family law and entertainment law. For further information visit his website at http://www.ekglaw.com . ABA Journal http://www.abajournal.com/blawg/Evan_Guthrie_Law_Firm/ AIIM http://www.aiim.org/community/members/profile/b7d2f8c9846c4b2eb094983d586de64b Crunchbase http://www.crunchbase.com/person/evan-guthrie Evan Guthrie Law Firm 164 Market Street Suite 362 Charleston SC 29401 843-926-3813