September 13, 2012 | Volume 42, No. 37

Estate lawyer to offer programs Sept. 21

The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation is offering two programs at the library Friday, Sept. 21 by Juneau estate lawyer BethAnn Chapman. 

A program for non-profits on planned giving to support their mission and work will be held beginning at 2 p.m. Planned giving is a set of ways donors can leave money or assets to a non-profit. The program also will explain ways to invest money so the donor receives benefits and bequeaths remaining funds to a non-profit.

A program on estate planning for individuals will be held starting at 4 p.m. A person’s estate is comprised of everything a person owns. Without a plan, a person’s estate can become property of the state, organizers say.

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Chapman will offer free, 25-minute consultations on wills, including answering questions about protecting assets and providing for your family through trusts. To set up a free consultation, e-mail chilkatvalley@chilkatvalleycf.org or leave a message at 766-6868.

Chapman is a shareholder in the law office of Faulkner Banfield, P.C. in Juneau. For 24 years, she has advised clients on complex estate  planning, business succession planning, elder law, and probate and trust litigation.

She has been instrumental in the development of Alaska trust laws, according to event organizers.