WCTE to host a free estate planning class in Livingston

COOKEVILLE –WCTE is hosting a free estate planning and will preparation class on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Millard Oakley Public Library at 170 E. Main St. in Livingston. Guest speaker Joy Buck Gothard, attorney at law, will be speaking about understanding the impact of choosing a good executor or trustee, working effectively with an attorney, paying attention to beneficiary designations and other important issues around estate planning.

Estate planning is one of the most overlooked areas of personal financial management. It has been estimated that more than 120 million Americans do not have proper estate plans to protect themselves or their families in the event of sickness, accidents, or untimely death. This circumstance can cause many family’s unnecessary expenses and financial hardship. Proper planning can help avoid these unintended consequences.

Gothard is an attorney in Cookeville. Her office is located at 190 S. Lowe Ave. The firm specializes in estate planning (including wills, trusts, gifting and long-term care planning), probate and trust administration, conservatorships/guardianships and adoptions. Gothard is a Cookeville native and enjoys working with families.

If you are interested in attending this free class, reserve a seat by emailing Avery Hutchins at ahutchins@wcte.org or by calling 931-528-2222 ext. 220. Class participants will receive a free Estate Planning booklet.

WCTE has served the Upper Cumberland for 40+ years as the region’s premier storyteller and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville. WCTE is a proud strategic partner with educators, health services, government, arts and music organizations across the Upper Cumberland. WCTE is a 501-(c) 3 and is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council. WCTE is one of only 350 PBS member stations nationwide. 

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