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Empowering Women Through Estate Planning




5 Weeks


About the Course

Empowering Women Through Estate Planning: Take control of your legacy with this comprehensive course specifically designed for women. Over the course of five weeks, we'll dive into essential estate planning concepts, tax and probate strategies, asset protection methods, and charitable giving and legacy planning.

In Week 1, we'll explore the historical context of women's exclusion from inheritance and its impact on their economic and societal power. We'll examine the evolution of estate planning laws and policies, and how they have affected women's ability to protect their assets and provide for their families. By understanding where we've been, we'll be better equipped to chart a course for a more equitable future.

In Week 2, we'll dive into the essential concepts and tools of estate planning. We'll cover wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other key documents, and explain how they work together to create a comprehensive estate plan. We'll also explore the role of executors, trustees, and other key players in the estate planning process.

In Week 3, we'll focus on strategies for minimizing estate taxes and avoiding court interference. We'll examine the different types of taxes that can affect your estate, and explore techniques for reducing or eliminating them. We'll also discuss ways to protect your assets from court interference, such as through trusts and other planning tools.

In Week 4, we'll turn our attention to protecting assets and providing for dependents. We'll explore the different types of assets you might own, and discuss how to structure your estate plan to protect them from creditors, predators, and other threats. We'll also examine the different ways you can provide for your dependents, including through trusts, guardianships, and other planning techniques.

Finally, in Week 5, we'll delve into charitable giving and legacy planning. We'll discuss the benefits of charitable giving, both for the causes you care about and for your estate plan. We'll also explore the different ways you can leave a lasting legacy, from family foundations to endowments to bequests.

By the end of the course, you'll have a keen understanding of the type of comprehensive estate plan that reflects your unique needs and goals, and empowers you to take control of your legacy.

Empowering Women Through Estate Planning is a transformative course that will equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to secure your financial future and break down the barriers holding women back from economic and societal power. Join us today!

Your Instructor

Portia M. Wood, Esq.

Portia M. Wood, a nationally recognized generational wealth planning attorney, is dedicated to safeguarding individuals and families' financial futures. Her journey began with a law degree from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Initially, Portia worked in criminal justice in Baltimore City. However, after Michael Brown's murder, she actively participated in protests against police brutality and fought to ensure equal treatment under the law. It was this quest for justice that led her to research the legal system's economic impact. Through her research, Portia discovered that generational wealth protection is a significant challenge in minority communities.

Portia M. Wood, Esq.
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