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Preserving the Family planning event March 14

2/27/2014

Most people have personal belongings such as wedding photographs, holiday ornaments, a baseball glove, a quilt or a yellow pie plate that have special meaning for them and other family members. These types of personal possessions, as well as jewelry, guns, antiques and stamp or coin collections, are referred to as non-titled property because there are no legal documents such as titles to define ownership.

Most people have personal belongings such as wedding photographs, holiday ornaments, a baseball glove, a quilt or a yellow pie plate that have special meaning for them and other family members. These types of personal possessions, as well as jewelry, guns, antiques and stamp or coin collections, are referred to as non-titled property because there are no legal documents such as titles to define ownership.

These meaningful family mementos might even have monetary value. But, unfortunately, these are the types of items that can create family challenges when a loved one dies.

K-State Research and Extension agents in northwest Kansas will host an educational program that highlights this and other important aspects of estate planning.

Preserving the Family with Estate Planning will be March 14 at Thirsty's Banquet Room in Hays.

Other topics included are Estate Planning Basics with Hays attorney Stacey Siebel; Get the Family Talking by Charlotte Shoup-Olsen, K-State Research and Extension; Leaving a Legacy by Doug Beech, Kansas 4-H Foundation Planned Giving officer; and Farm Transition Planning by Mike Irvin, Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation.

The conference begins with registration at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 3:30 p.m. Lunch is included with the registration fee. Cost is $15 per person, due by Friday to Diann Gerstner, Thomas County Extension office in Colby, at (785) 460-4582 to register, or go to www.northwest.ksu.edu.

Registration and fees must be postmarked by Friday. Space is limited, so early registration is advised.