Webcast: Top 10 Celebrity Estate Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (XSTTCE219)
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This course uses the lives of the rich and famous as a template to better understand the realm of estate planning. In discussing familiar names such as Jackie Kennedy, Joan Rivers, Jimi Hendrix, James Gandolfini and Leona Helmsley, the course examines the pitfalls and best practices surrounding famous estates. Even Abraham Lincoln, it turns out, did not have a will. We may not have their fame or fortune, but we can certainly walk the red carpet when it comes to estate planning.

7/12/2019
When: July 12, 2019
9:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Where: Webcast
Surgent
TTCE-2019-01-WEBNR-193-01
United States
Presenter: Ciro Poppiti, Esq.


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Acronym XSTTCE219
CPE 2 hours
Vendor Surgent
Category
Tax
Level Basic
Yellow Book? No
CFP Credit? No
Registration Fees
Members* $89
CPA Non-Members $114

*The member rate applies to LCPA members, other state CPA society members, and non-CPA staff of LCPA members. To register online, use the ‘Register’ button above. To register by phone, call the LCPA Member Service Center at 800.288.5272 or 504.464.1040, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Texas CPAs: Our Texas State Board of Public Accountancy Sponsor number is #010423.

Course Description

This course uses the lives of the rich and famous as a template to better understand the realm of estate planning. In discussing familiar names such as Jackie Kennedy, Joan Rivers, Jimi Hendrix, James Gandolfini and Leona Helmsley, the course examines the pitfalls and best practices surrounding famous estates. Even Abraham Lincoln, it turns out, did not have a will. We may not have their fame or fortune, but we can certainly walk the red carpet when it comes to estate planning.

Objectives

  • Understand the differences between a Power of Attorney, guardianship, and a will
  • Understand the factors to consider in choosing an executor
  • Understand why everyone should have a will
  • Understand why a trust can be a powerful tool in administering the estate
  • Understand how to care for a pet after death
  • Review good practices in regards to estate claims and insurance

Major Topics

  • Overview of estate planning
  • The dangers of a Power of Attorney
  • The most important aspect of a will
  • Role, scope, rights, and responsibilities of an executor
  • Benefits of incorporating a trust
  • Bequests
  • Caring for a pet
  • Claims against the estate
  • Insurance
  • Consequences of poor estate planning

Designed For

CPAs who advise clients on establishing an estate plan

Requisite Knowledge:

None

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