Written By: Adrienne Ross
Dr. Jennifer Hunter, University of Kentucky at Lexington gave an engaging presentation about the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Estate Planning Workshop Series She shared the programmatic format, content, evaluation, and grant support that has reached over 1,000 participants thus far. Other than education, one mission of the series is to dispel the notion that estate planning is complicated, costly, and unpleasant, a commonly believed misconception. Because of this perception, many people simply avoid it and thereby leave their families, small businesses, and agricultural operations at risk. Her outreach includes an estate planning attorney alongside her to explain legal concepts that frequently arise during the presentations. Regardless of a client’s net worth, proper estate planning, no matter how simple, can ensure that an individual’s financial goals for their assets can be achieved after death.