Lawfuel.com – Law Firm News – Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina volunteered for the Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity Wills Clinic for Habitat For Humanity home owners In Blufton, South Carolina on Saturday June 2nd 2012. The main focus of the wills clinic was to provide estate planning for the homeowners in the Habitat program in the form of a simple will and advance directives which included a healthcare power of attorney and a declaration for a desire of natural death also known as a living will. The Habitat was put on by the Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar and is part of the Habitat Wills Clinic Program that puts on events for Habitat For Humanity centers throughout the state. This is the first year that the Habitat Wills Clinic program has been in existence and has been a big success. The Habitat program was recently recognized as the number one program nationally by the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association.
Attorney Evan Guthrie has participated in many of the Habitat programs before including events in Columbia, SC and Summerville, SC. Mr. Guthrie and several other attorneys from the Charleston, SC area and Hilton Head area participated in the event by drafting the documents and providing legal advice for the participants. Homeowners in the Habitat for Humanity program attended in great number and were enthusiastic about getting legal assistance. While estate planning, incapacity, and probate are not the most happy subjects to discuss on a Saturday morning, the participants recognized the importance of getting their affairs in order. Homeowners in the Habitat For Humanity program are vulnerable as first time homeowners in the succession of that home if anything were to happen to them, and it is important to make sure that the home and other assets are taken care of and disposed properly. Attorney Guthrie was able to help provide simple wills and advance directives for five separate homeowners during the event. Mr. Guthrie felt happy that he was able to positively affect the lives of multiple families for generations to come. Attorney Guthrie looks forward to participating in many future Habitat For Humanity Wills Clinics in the years to come and to being active in more events with the Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar Association.