A free estate planning course.

The University of Wyoming is located just 65 miles north of Fort Collins.  That university has recently completed a consumer's course in estate planning which is available online in a series of pamphlets that answer most of the basic questions in an easy to read format.  The link to that series is http://www.wyomingextension.org/publications/bulletins-estateplanning.asp    This is a list of what is available:

Planning Ahead, Difficult Decisions: Guardianships and Conservatorships

Publication #: B-1250.9
Publication Type: Bulletin
Date Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Planning Ahead, Difficult Decisions: The Personal Property Memorandum

Publication #: B-1250.8
Publication Type: Bulletin
Date Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Planning Ahead, Difficult Decisions: Disinheritance

Publication #: B-1250.7
Publication Type: Bulletin
Date Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Planning Ahead, Difficult Decisions: A Walk Through Probate

Publication #: B-1250.6
Publication Type: Bulletin
Date Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Planning Ahead, Difficult Decisions: Death Certificates

Publication #: B-1250.5
Publication Type: Bulletin
Date Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Planning Ahead, Difficult Decisions: Wyoming Wills - Some Suggestions for getting the Most from Estate Planning

Publication #: B-1250.4
Publication Type: Bulletin
Date Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Planning Ahead, Difficult Decisions: After a Death - What Steps are Needed?

Publication #: B-1250.3
Publication Type: Bulletin
Date Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Planning Ahead, Difficult Decisions: Estate Planning Checklist - Information to Assemble Before Consulting Your Attorney

Publication #: B-1250.2
Publication Type: Bulletin
Date Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Planning Ahead, Difficult Decisions: Durable Power of Attorney

Publication #: B-1250.11
Publication Type: Bulletin
Date Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Planning Ahead, Difficult Decisions: Advance Health Care Directives

Publication #: B-1250.10
Publication Type: Bulletin
Date Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Planning Ahead, Difficult Decisions: Introduction to Estate Planning

Publication #: B-1250.1
Publication Type: Bulletin
Date Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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I have not studied these materials.  I have glanced through them and they appear to me to be well done.  As with any similar resource you should use this for your personal education, but before you take any action you should consult an experienced attorney for direction.  Remember that you would not do surgery after reading a couple of chapters.  Likewise you should not put assets at risk after reading a few bulletins.

Hope this is helpful.

Posted on December 22, 2013 .