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Jasper Johns leaving estate for artist's retreat

There are many people in the Kent and greater Seattle area who believe in the importance of helping others. Using an estate plan is one way to ensure one's legacy lives on for future generations.

The famous painter Jasper Johns has revealed that he is planning to leave his rural estate as a retreat for artists. The 87-year-old painter lives in rural Connecticut and recently received permission to leave his home as a retreat for up to two dozen artists at a time. The Presidential Medal of Freedom winner believes the gift will allow artists to seek help from others and work on their crafts.

An estate plan is a wonderful way for a person to continue their legacy for future generations. An attorney who specializes in estate planning can help their client set up a charitable giving aspect of their estate plan. They are skilled at understanding all of the different options their client can have for estate plans. These options may include charitable giving, setting up an annuity or trust, writing down health directives, or any number of other estate planning documents.

Although working out an estate plan may seem like a morbid activity, it is actually a good way to make sure a person's wishes and desires are spelled out. Planning ahead is always a good idea to have important details worked out before a person passes away.

Estate planning is one way a person can work charitable giving into their legacy. Including charities in an estate plan can be a way for someone to leave their legacy to future generations and teach them what it means to be charitable.

Source: pressherald.com, "Jasper Johns' plan for artists retreat gets OK", Sept. 20, 2017

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