The Fort Hays State University Foundation will host a seminar on considerations involved in creating a will and updating an existing will. The seminar will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Robbins Center on the FHSU campus.
The panel, Hays attorneys Stacey Siebel, Randy Clinkscales and Bill Jeter, will discuss subjects such as the requirements of a will in the state of Kansas, living wills and health care issues, guardianships, appropriate methods of naming individuals and family members in your will, naming an executor, and how to help favorite charities.
"Many people feel that preparing a will represents unnecessary paperwork or they put it off year after year," said Brad Botz, director of gift planning for the FHSU Foundation. "This probably stems from the perception that the sole function of a will is to outline property distribution. While it is true a will helps to avoid confusion over specific ownership, the real purpose of a will should be seen in a much broader context."
In an open forum at the end of the seminar, members of the public will be able to ask the panel questions.
"We hope this seminar will give individuals, regardless of their age or financial situation, exposure to the various tools they can utilize to ensure their needs are met through the will-drafting process," said Botz.
For more information or to attend, please contact the FHSU Foundation at (785) 628-5692, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.