Delaware Money School to offer free class in avoiding probate Jan. 6

December 26, 2013

A free class on avoiding probate and making the transition of property occur seamlessly after death without opening an estate will be offered to the public from 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6, at the Georgetown Public Library, 123 West Pine St., Georgetown.

The sponsor, Delaware Money School, will provide an experienced and qualified instructor, Deirdre O’Shea McCartney, Esq., to the public. Having written, spoken and taught on the subject many times, she breaks down what appears to be a complex subject to simple, understandable layman’s terms.

This class focuses only on steps the lay person can take so assets transfer at death to the intended beneficiaries by operation of law, immediately and automatically. Everyone should have a will prepared with a competent attorney. This class teaches how to prepare an estate in such a manner that the entire probate process can be avoided, and the will never comes into play.

The Money School is the signature program of the nonprofit Delaware Financial Literacy Institute. It offers more than 600 free, no-hassle personal finance classes a year, throughout the state, taught by volunteers from the nonprofit and corporate sectors. Register at For more information, contact McCartney at or call 302-855-0551.