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Wills and Estate Planning Class offered


A Wills and Estate Planning Class, taught by Dan Buchanan, will be offered as part of the adult education programs at the Stutsman County Library, 910 5th St. SE, Jamestown.

The free class will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, and will be catered by Jonny B’s Brickhouse.

Buchanan will answer questions including: What is a will and why is it necessary? What are the elements of a valid will? How does a valid will become an invalid will? How do I choose who or what is intended to be benefitted, and in what manner? What is the effect of the death of a beneficiary? Does a will ever need to be revised/amended? Should I have a personal representative and alternate? How do I choose one? What happens if I die without a will?

Buchanan, an attorney, has focused his practice in estate planning and administration of estates and trusts. His experience includes many appearances in the district and supreme courts of the state as an attorney and as an expert witness in estate and trust cases. He is an experienced presenter at seminars designed for the continuing education of lawyers, trust officers, paralegals and accountants. He has lectured to classes at the University of Jamestown, University of North Dakota law school and to community groups.

Preregistration is requested. To register, go to: or call 252-2217 and leave your name, phone number and name of class you are attending.