Monday, June 8, 2009

Arc Workshop

The Arc of Schuyler County will host an informational workshop on special needs trusts and guardianship services on June 13 at its facility at 210 Twelfth St. in Watkins Glen.

Registration begins at 8:45 a.m., and the workshop will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Marcie Finlay, an attorney with Blumkin, Finlay and Bixler in Tompkins County, will lead the program “Overview of Wills, Estate Planning, Guardianship and Future Planning.”

Heidi Flatt, associate executive director of trust services at NYSARC Inc., will offer “Trust Planning and the NYSARC Trust.”

The workshop is geared towards parents and family members caring for people with special needs, but will also be useful for professionals who work with people with developmental disabilities or the elderly and to attorneys who assist families dealing with these issues, the release says.

Lunch will be provided. To reserve a seat, contact Lisa Crouch at (607) 535-6934 or by June 10.

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Schuyler Arc to host guardianship, estate workshop


Anonymous said...

Planning for guardianship no doubt.

Anonymous said...

Our trouble started with a "free" workshop at a senior center. My father-in-law ended up with a predatory trust.


Anonymous said...

I have heard exactly that, Anonymous 2. The free workshops come with a free dinner (usually a good one, too) -- and then they hook 'em.

Anonymous said...

BEWARE is right.

This is a hunting party folks: lawyers + finanical advisors = prey for the predators.

What will happen here folks is to gather up vulnerable, needy, elderly folks with ASSETS and property; these predators will get a look at their marks, their targets, get contact information, gain their trust, they will even find out about family relationships, any children? where the kids live, friends? neighbors? You know the routine.

Do you think these people will work for FREE?

FREE lunch? I would rather eat dirt and be running for the safety of the tall grass and get out of Dodge.

Anonymous said...

Conveniently, after they give their speech about how hard it is for caregivers, they'll be there to persuade people that guardianship is a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Hunting Party with a free lunch is a good description anon. Everywhere there are scouts, headhunters looking for clients, prey, for the predators. Sorry for those who feel they are above being called predators / hunters, they have titles and position, financial advisors, lawyers, bankers etc. As far as I'm conerned the only reason these people do what they do is for MONEY! And, their goal is to get YOUR money while you are alive thereby heading off your heirs etc. Name of the game I call it like I see it and what I see is rotten so my suggestion is: spend, spend and spend it all cause if you don't someone else will spend it for you.

Anonymous said...

I went to one of those free dinners (at a fine Italian place) one time -- just to get the dinner! It was on investing. Anyway, they are soooo very convincing. Very smooth and friendly...

I wondered how many victims fell prey.