Ascension Business Connection will host a free presentation on estate planning from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. July 30 in the Sister Linda Constantin conference room at St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales.

Linda Melancon, an attorney and estate planning specialist, will discuss the following topics: how to distribute an estate, how to protect an estate from the devastating costs of long-term care; how to make children’s inheritance divorce- and lawsuit-proof; how to avoid estate and gift taxes; and how to avoid a costly guardianship if one becomes incapacitated.

Complimentary breakfast will be provided.

Register online at or call (225) 603-5056 or (985) 665-0114.