05-11-16 CSU Extension Brings Estate Planning Workshop in Springfield June 7th…

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Lasting Legacy Estate Planning Workshop Coming to Baca County  in Springfield on June 7th

It was a beautiful afternoon in late spring when Bob clutched his hands to his chest and collapsed in the field. He was dead within minutes. No warning. No chance of survival.

His wife and five children were left in utter disbelief. How was it possible that such a young man could be gone so quickly and without warning?   There was no will or estate plan to assist with the transfer of real estate and other assets.  There was no communication on how family members could fulfill his final wishes and instructions. 

Bob and his family always had intentions to clarify his legacy plans.  Now he is gone and younger generations will not have the opportunity to share his stories, faith, hopes for future generations, and life experiences.  There were no final instructions for burial, to celebrate his life, or who was to get his collection of toy cars and silver spurs.

And life had to go on. Chores had to be done, crops planted, calves branded, bills paid, and family activities to enjoy – all during a time of grief, anger, and other emotional struggles.  How would they go on without their husband and father?

Could they have done things differently? Could you do things to help your family and friends at such a time? Can you pass on the legacy that was your life? Can you help your family even after you are no longer with them?

We believe so! Colorado State University Extension will be offering a workshop in Springfield on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016. This legacy-succession-estate planning program will be held at the Minnick Building on the Baca County Fairgrounds beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at approximately 3:30 p.m. Lunch and all materials will be provided. The cost for the workshop will be $20 for the first family member and $10 for each additional family member attending.

Please contact Mallory Sikes, Baca County Extension Agent, at 719-523-6971 or Mallory.sikes@colostate.edu to register. Pre-registration / pre-payment is required by June 1st so that enough lunches can be ordered and handout materials copied.