Probate and estate planning offered at George Memorial Library

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special program, “Probate Made Simple,” on Saturday, April 26, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm, in the Meeting Room at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond.

Presented by family law attorney Evelyn Gordon, the program will provide an overview of the probate process and common misconceptions about estate-planning. Learn about the cost of probate, and how to reduce costs by planning ahead. 

Gordon will also discuss alternatives to probate, including POD (Payable-on-Death) and TOD (Transfer-on-Death) Accounts, small-estate affidavits, informal family settlements, Muniment of Title, and revocable living trusts. 

Learn how to resolve other issues upon the death of a family member, such as collecting a final paycheck, gaining access to a safe-deposit box, securing Medicaid reimbursement for long-term care, and what to do if someone dies without a will. Find out the differences between an Executor of the Estate, a Personal Representative, and an Independent Administrator, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each role.

The primary concentration of Gordon’s studies and legal practice has been on estate-planning and family-law matters. She frequently presents estate-planning seminars to churches, colleges and libraries, in an effort to increase awareness of the importance of estate-planning and to dispel any misconceptions or anxiety related to making these preparations.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

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