Guide from our Librarians: Estate Planning

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Guide from our Librarians: Estate Planning

Estate planning enables you to ensure that your loved ones are cared for in the event of your death or incapacitation.

Free Resources for Estate Planning

Use these free resources to help with your Estate Planning:


Law Depot

LawDepot makes estate and health care planning easy with self-guided questionnaires designed to help you understand the process and get your estate and health care documents in place quickly. Print or download personalized estate and health care forms, including a Last Will and Testament and Power of Attorney.

Universal Class: Retirement Planning

Universal Class

Retirement is now considered a phase of our lives rather than a couple years spent marking time after we stop working. The latest statistics indicate that most people who retire today can look forward to decades of time spent in retirement, and with that much time on our hands, it is imperative that we plan carefully. Not only do we need to develop a financial plan, we also need to develop a health and exercise plan and an emotional and social support plan. This online class will help you to start planning for a successful retirement.

Kansas Legal Services

Kansas Legal Service

A non-profit law firm and community education organization devoted to helping low-income Kansans meet their basic needs through the provision of important legal and mediation services, as well as helpful legal information:

Great Courses’ Getting Your Legal House in Order        
Author and elder law attorney Sally Balch Hurme gives viewers a practical, step-by-step to financial, legal, and estate planning. Presented on DVD in 18 lectures.

Estate Planning        
A list of recommended estate planning titles created by JCL staff: