Keep estates intact and families at peace

SYCAMORE - The public is invited to an estate planning seminar, “Keep Your Estate From Shrinking and Keep Peace in the Family,” a collaborative program to help participants plan for their financial futures, maximize their estates, and consider benefiting the community. The seminar will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore. 

The seminar features Marc Carmichael, JD, President of the R & R Newkirk Company. Carmichael has worked in the field of charitable gift planning for 38 years. Participants will learn to make the most of their savings and grasp an understanding of estate shrinkage from taxes and probate costs, 10 events that can make an estate plan obsolete, estate planning that keeps peace in the family, worthwhile causes to consider in an estate plan, and recent developments in tax and financial planning.

Sponsors include DeKalb County Community Foundation, Kishwaukee College, KishHealth System Foundation, NIU Foundation, DeKalb County Estate Planning Council, and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. There will be no solicitation. Registration is required by May 1 for this free program. Light refreshments will be available. To register, contact the DeKalb County Community Foundation by calling 815-748-5383 or emailing

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