Seminars Highlight Living Trust Concerns

Attorney General Spitzer announced today that his office will be holding seminars throughout the Southern Tier to educate consumers about the sales claims of the rapidly growing living trust industry.

Consumer representatives will be hosting a series of six seminars entitled "Trust: Separating Fact from Fiction" between May 29th and June 26th. These meetings will be provided in Broome, Tioga, Otsego and Delaware counties.

The Attorney General's Office initiated these forums out of growing concern that living trusts may not be appropriate for everyone and that consumers need competent advice to ensure that any such trust is considered as part of an overall estate plan. A living trust is a document drafted to take the place of a will that will divide up a person's properties and avoid probate.

The schedule for these seminars is as follows:

Johnson City Senior Citizen Center
30 Brocton Avenue
Johnson City, New York
Tuesday, May 29, 20016:30 PM
Broome County Public Library
185 Court Street
Binghamton, New York
Tuesday, June 5, 200110:00 AM
Endicott Senior Citizen Center
19 Madison Avenue
Endicott, New York
Wednesday, June 6, 200111:00 AM
Vestal Public Library
320 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, New York
Wednesday, June 13, 20011:00 PM
Delaware County Office for the Aging
6 Court Street
Delhi, New York
hursday, June 21, 200110:30 AM
Countryside Community Center
9 Sheldon Guiles Blvd.
Owego, New York
Tuesday, June 26, 200110:00 AM
Elm Park Methodist Church
403 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, New York
Thursday, June 28, 200110:30 AM

Individuals with questions about the seminar are encouraged to contact the Attorney General's consumer help line at (800) 771-7755.