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Legacy Planning

Now is the time to prepare your plan for EBIC and get the help you need to complete your will.

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Elim Bible Institute and College

7245 College Street

Lima, NY 14485




November 5, 2012

Legacy Planning

Legacy Planning is an important part of managing your resources as a Godly steward. A legacy plan starts with “today” and extends beyond your lifetime. Your resources help promote and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit to hurting people and those who have never heard. Person by person, your plans make an eternal difference. Download and print your guide below.

1. Collect Your Important Information.

Our Christian Wills Guide can help. Download and print your guide below. This will assist in organizing your information and objectives. It can also save time and money when you go to the attorney’s office.

2. Make an Appointment with an Attorney.

A qualified attorney is in the best position to know the laws of your state and to advise you on how best to accomplish what you need to do. Many estate plans can avoid or reduce unnecessary taxes on IRAs or other tax-deferred assets with a well-considered plan, especially if you include the Lord’s work in your plan. In some states, probate can be expensive and time-consuming, and a living trust can be a good idea. Generally, a trust also is a good idea if you own real property in more than one state. There are numerous factors to consider, and a wise attorney can be very helpful.
Some people don’t have a will because they are concerned about the attorney’s fee. It might be less than you think, and you should feel free to ask him or her for an estimate in advance. Think of this as an investment that will almost certainly pay a nice return in the future. You’ll have the peace of mind that your will or estate plan will be effective when the time comes. We have seen too many situations where folks saved money up-front by not using an attorney, but there were problems with the plan they left that created unnecessary costs and delays when the estate was administered. Those cases are like the old oil filter commercial on T.V. A mechanic was standing beside a broken-down engine and said, “Pay me now” (as he held up a filter), “or pay me later” (as he looked at the engine).
If you don’t know an attorney, you might consider looking in the directory of the Christian Legal Society below or check with your pastor or a business friend or acquaintance.