Does the idea of creating a will fill you with trepidation? Or maybe you’re considering a Power of Attorney for your elderly parents? Estate planning doesn’t have to be scary, and the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL), along with the Ontario Bar Association are hosting talks to help you learn more.
Without a will in place, wishes for the distribution of property, care of any minor dependents, and other plans for what ultimately happens with one’s estate are left to chance, the library said in a media release. Kingston Frontenac Public Library is offering three presentations for Make-a-Will Month to help residents ensure they have this legal documentation in place.
“November is Make a Will Month,” explained Anne Hall, Programming and Outreach Librarian. “Have you been putting off writing your will? Are you considering drawing up a power of attorney — for yourself or for a parent? Does the thought of estate planning make you anxious? Then plan to attend one of our three free online KFPL Live talks, offered annually with the help of the Ontario Bar Association.”
Ontario estate lawyers will explain why advance planning is so advisable, and what common pitfalls to avoid when preparing a will, according to the release. They will discuss power of attorney issues, and the roles and responsibilities of executors and attorneys for property and personal care. Attendees will be able to ask questions, but the library said that no legal advice will be provided.
The presentations, identical in content, will take place via Zoom on these three dates:
- Saturday, November 6 at 2 p.m. – register at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/5738523
- Monday, November 15 at 7 p.m. – register at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/5738665
- Thursday, November 25 at 2 p.m. – register at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/5738818
KFPL cardholders can also register by phone at (613) 549-8888.
Registrants will be emailed the link immediately upon registration, and will need to download Zoom to their device.