E-T Staff Report

Do you have questions about wills, trusts or estate planning? The Erath County Bar Association will hold a probate seminar from 9 a.m. - noon Saturday on the second floor of the Erath County Courthouse. The event is free and open to the public.  Local attorneys will explain probate proceedings and discuss wills and related topics such as estate taxes, power of attorney and trusts. Several local attorneys participated in the event last year when it was held in the district courtroom. This year it will be conducted in the courthouse where most probate hearings are held. The local bar is presenting this program for the public to help people make informed decisions about their estate. The goal is to encourage people to make an estate plan, have documents in place to ease their family’s burden in the event of a medical crisis and debunk myths about wills and trusts.  Attendees will be given an opportunity to ask questions and refreshments will be provided.