Every trust and estate plan reflects the values of the client. These values are often rooted, consciously or not, in religious, philosophical or ethical belief systems. Some clients choose to make these values explicit in their plans and documents. This can be sensitive terrain for lawyers, not always familiar with integrating explicit religious, philosophical, and ethical statements into legal documents. Understanding the purposes of clients, advising clients about the real limits of what the law can accomplish or will allow, and drafting documents for these clients can be a major challenge. This program will discuss advising clients about integrating religious, philosophical and ethical beliefs into their trust and estate plans.
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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