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Self-Study

2020 Forms & Formalities: What You Need to Know About Living Wills, Trusts & DPOAs


Total Credits: 1.2 Self Study

Practice Area:
Trusts, Estate Planning & Probate
Format:
Audio and Video
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Access for 1 year(s) after purchase.


Description

Originally presented during our 2020 Solo & Small Firm Virtual Conference, Aug 19-21.

A discussion of a basic revocable trust estate plan with durable power of attorney, health and general, health care directive, pour-over will and transfer of assets. Forms will be provided and discussed.

Speaker: Michael B. Watkins, Watkins Law Firm, PC, O'Fallon

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.
 

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Mike grew up in the St. Louis area and attended Central Methodist University earning a B.A. in Political Science. Upon graduation from college, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served 13 months in Vietnam. Mike then returned home, attended law school, and received his J.D. from the University of Missouri at Columbia. His former military experience afforded him the opportunity to return to the U.S. Army and serve in the J.A.G. Corps as a defense attorney and Summary Court Military Judge while stationed in Savannah, Georgia.

In 1976, Mike established his own law firm in Chillicothe, Missouri and remained there for 27 years. During that time, he gained experience in the areas of family law, criminal defense, bankruptcy, probate, real estate, farm and agricultural matters and served as city attorney.

In 2003, Mike and Marilyn returned to the St. Louis area in order to care for aging parents. He opened his office in O’Fallon and currently practices in the areas of family law, estate planning, real estate, small business law and offers his clients flat fee billing.

Mike has spoken for Missouri Bar Practical Skills Courses; Solo and Small Firm Conference; National Business Institute; University of Missouri Law School at Columbia for Practical Management. He is a Certified Family Law Mediator and a member of Missouri Bar and the St. Charles County Bar Association. Watkins Law Firm has been voted #1 law firm in St. Charles County for 2010, 2011 and 2013.

Mike has been married for 50 years, is the father of two sons, and “Poppy” to four grandchildren. Phone: 636-625-6448 Email: mwatkins@watlaw.net


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