The ‘why’ and ‘how’ of legal documents

Documentation. It seems that if it isn’t on paper, it doesn’t exist. When an emergency, crisis or unforeseen circumstances arise, regardless of age, it’s often too late to do much.

“Dotting the i’s and Crossing the t’s: Providing Legal Peace of Mind” is a free, four-part series of online and telephone workshops in April about the “why” and “how” of key documents such as powers of attorney, healthcare directives, wills and trusts.

“Especially during the course of a global pandemic, each person needs to give serious thought to our wishes for ourselves, our families, our property and our legacy. That concern spans the entire age spectrum from young adulthood through advanced years. It’s truly more about caring for others than for ourselves,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, manager of Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources, a county government program that is sponsoring the workshops.

In-depth discussions and audience questions for the following topics are scheduled for:

  • April 8 at 6:30 p.m. on durable powers of attorney.
  • April 15 at 6:30 p.m. on healthcare directives and living wills.
  • April 22 at 6:30 p.m. on wills and probate.
  • April 29 at 6:30 p.m. on trusts and trust administration.

Advance registration is at Individuals can join by phone at 253-215-8782. Webinar ID: 998 6576 3911.

The information-only presentations will be by Bryana Cross Bean, a Tacoma-area attorney.

Information about the workshop is available from Aging and Disability Resource Center at 253-798-4600.