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March 4, 2015 Events

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
» 4 12:05 PM - 12:55 PM
Solid Finances Webinar: Common Law Marriages & Estate Planning

Presenter:  Marsha Goetting, Montana State University-Extension

During this session Dr. Marsha Goetting will discuss the elements of a Montana common law marriage from an estate planning perspective.  After the death of one party there may be confrontations between the “surviving spouse” of a perceived common law marriage and the deceased person’s other heirs--children, grandchildren, parents and/or siblings.   Learn how these conflicts could be prevented and how to avoid court costs and attorney fees from a contentious court case to determine the existence of a common law marriage.