1st Source Bank and its partners will prepare simple wills with charitable bequests free of charge from September 30 to October 4 at sites in Elkhart and Warsaw. Attorneys will be available by appointment to provide free and confidential consultations and will also prepare simple wills that include one or more charitable bequests free of charge.
The service, available to anyone who currently does not have a will, is provided through Legacy Partners, an initiative of 1st Source Bank in partnership with local attorneys and non-profit groups to provide valuable financial services and information to the public.
“As many as 70% of Americans don’t have a will at the time of their death,” said Rob Patrick, Vice President and Trust Officer with 1st Source Bank. “It’s better to outline a plan now, rather than let the courts decide for you. It’s also a straightforward way to plan future charitable gifts that can have a lasting impact on their community.”
Several community organizations have partnered on this initiative, including the Elkhart and Warsaw Salvation Army sites, as well as the YMCA of Kosciusko County, Cardinal Services of Warsaw, and the Kosciusko County Community Foundation. Volunteer legal services will be provided by Rockhill Pinnick, Taylor Law Office, Kehler Law Firm, James S. Butts, Snyder Morgan, Sanders Pianowski, and Galen Kauffmann.
Attorneys will be available by appointment by calling (574) 268-1222 in Kosciusko County or (574) 295-7751 in Elkhart County.