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At Phillips & Blow PC, our best Denver estate planning lawyers provide a thoughtful, comprehensive approach to our clients’ estate planning, probate, and other legal needs.

We have the experience, legal knowledge, and dedication necessary to effectively help the client find the best estate planning solutions to match their individual needs.

Why Choose Phillips & Blow, PC for Estate Planning?

When you trust us to oversee your important legal matters, you can rest assured that you will always receive:

Our best estate planning lawyers in Denver are skilled at using a variety of traditional and innovative approaches to develop unique solutions that meet your needs and objectives. One of our primary goals is to help you devise effective, prudent solutions that will properly protect you, your family and your assets, well into the future. We are skilled at using a variety of traditional and innovative approaches to develop unique solutions that meet your needs and objectives.

Benefits of Estate Planning:

The most important issue in estate planning is protecting the people that you love from undue stress, legal costs, over-taxation, or being suddenly left without the resources to face life ahead.

Experience a Client-Centric Approach with Our Denver Estate Planning Attorneys

We have more than 20 years of experience handling all matters of estate law. We take a client-centric approach to your care. We strive to address the entire family dynamic to ensure our clients leave a lasting and positive legacy for their loved ones. We are committed to providing open, transparent communication to all of our clients and any beneficiaries. We believe in providing all the information people need to make the best decision for themselves because the best decisions lead to the best outcomes.

At Phillips & Blow estate planning law firm, we offer a free initial consultation in all fields, and our clients receive free consultations whenever they need them. Our founder, John R. Phillips is a Certified Financial Planner, as well as an adjunct professor at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. To make the process as convenient as possible for you, we are happy to make visits to homes, nursing homes, hospitals, or hospices, at your request.

Estate Planning in Denver and Colorado

Since you can never know what tomorrow may bring, it’s never too early to start developing an estate plan that can spell out your wishes, minimize potential stresses for your family and protect any assets that may be left to them in the future.

While estate plans can incorporate various directives and legal documents, our Denver estate litigation lawyers are experienced at assisting our clients in all of their unique estate planning needs, including:

Why You Need a Denver Estate Planning Attorney

It can be difficult to think about life’s end, and what your family would experience if you should suddenly die or become incapacitated, but it is an important part of ensuring your loved ones are cared for, even if you are no longer there. When a person passes away without a will or an established estate plan in place, the family can face some very difficult challenges. It may require many months, or even years for an estate to be finally settled, depending upon the size. These situations can lead to disputes that could have been avoided had your wishes been made clear.

Protecting Your Assets – and The People You Love

The most important issue in estate planning is protecting the people you love from the undue stress, legal costs, over-taxation, or being suddenly left without the resources to face life ahead. Other critical issues regarding who you designate to care for your children should you pass away are important aspects of planning your estate for young parents. We are with you for the long term, as you establish your lives and acquire more assets, have more children, or life brings changes that should be reflected in a will, trust, directives, or legal documents.

Elder Law

Along with estate litigation, elder law focuses on planning for your future needs and wishes. While issues associated with elder law can include Medicaid planning and your retirement, they can also involve healthcare directives, potential guardianship needs in the future and any issues that may come into play with long-term care insurance.

At Phillips & Blow, PC, our Denver elder law attorneys are skilled at devising a range of solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs and concerns as they age. We encourage you to contact us for more specific information about your options regarding planning for you and your families’ future as you grow older.

Probate and Estate Administration

After a loved one passes, probate may be a necessary step in the administration of the estate. While working with the Denver probate lawyers at Phillips & Blow, PC can be critical to minimizing the potential costs, complications and duration of probate, it can also be essential when it comes to properly administering a trust or will. To learn more about our various probate and estate administration services, check out the following:

Trust and Will Contests

Unfortunately, the administration of wills and trusts is not always a smooth and peaceful process. In some cases, beneficiaries, fiduciaries or others may become involved in disputes that can quickly become complicated and contentious. When any dispute regarding wills, trusts or estates arise, the disputing parties can trust the Denver trust and will attorneys at Phillips & Blow, PC to help them resolve these issues as favorably and efficiently as possible.

Some of the specific types of disputes that we have a record of successfully resolving include (but are not limited to) those involving:

In addition to our elder law and estate planning services, we also offer superior representation when it comes to resolving divorces through mediation. Mediating divorces can be a powerful alternative for people who may be looking to end their marriages in a cost-effective, efficient manner.

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“Justin Blow and staff are professional very knowledgeable and easily accessible. They made our planning task quick and much easier than we’d anticipated.”
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“Wonderful and helpful staff. Very happy with the service. Will highly recommend Justin Blow and staff. Victor and Barbara DeLauro”
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“John was extremely thorough in vetting out OUR wishes and requests and guiding us to the proper way to achieve them by raising questions specific to our needs and showing us options at different junctures … Time was never hurried and we were given options along the way as to how … we chose to structure our documents.”
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Estate Planning: Frequently Asked Questions

What is probate?

When a person dies who has assets, a legal process is often required, called probate. This process involves evaluating assets, paying final debts and expenses, and distributing the remaining assets to named beneficiaries. Without a will, the state acts as your attorney, distributing assets per a formula, rather than per your wishes. Find out more.

When is probate necessary?

The circumstances will dictate the type of probate, or whether it is necessary for an estate to go through probate at all. If a dispute has arisen, a “supervised formal probate” will be required. In less complex cases, informal or unsupervised formal probate is all that is required. Find out more.

How are the creditors in an estate paid?

Prior to distribution of an estate to the beneficiaries, all creditors must be paid. This could be a simple process, or quite complex, depending upon the individual and the size of the estate. Find out more.

How are trusts administered?

A trust has a “trustee,” a person, whether a family member or legal professional, who had the duty to manage all aspects of a trust, including upholding the terms, keeping records, paying taxes, and many other responsibilities. Find out more.

Can you avoid probate?

Estate planning is the key to arranging your affairs so that your loved ones do not have to endure the probate process. This is often possible by establishing a living trust, establishing “right of survivorship,” or creating documents so that bank accounts are transferred upon your death. Find out more.

You can also contact us for more information about your best options for moving forward when you are dealing with probate or any matters of estate administration.

Contact Our Denver Estate Planning Lawyers from Phillips & Blow, PC Today

We are here to discuss your needs and legal options in an initial consultation. To schedule a private meeting, call us at (303) 741-2400 or email us using the contact form at the top of this page.

From our offices in Denver, our estate litigation lawyers serve clients throughout the southwest and southeast Metro Area, including (but not limited to) people in Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Castle Rock, Parker, Aurora, Greenwood Village, Englewood and Centennial.

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