Power of attorney leads to theft charges for Colorado man

On December 24, 2012

Colorado residents who put off making plans for the end of their lives often reason that they don’t know where to begin. Others confess to a fear of making mistakes in the process, which usually leads to procrastination. There’s nothing wrong with not having the tools you need for effective estate planning, as long as you’re willing to seek them out. Searching for the right answers is far preferable to doing nothing out of fear you’ll do it wrong. And…
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How to choose an Estate Planner or at least one way to.

On December 21, 2012

The world isn’t coming to an end today so it is time to make some plans for 2013. Top of my list, getting my Estate Planning done. Well not really but this is the year I am going to get around to it. Every day you see reasons to do Estate Planning. Drunk driver crosses the median and takes out and on coming driver. Workplace accident kills a worker. Senseless act leaves a person disabled or dead. Mother Nature unleashes…
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Strategies to avoid probate could do more harm than good

On December 18, 2012

If you’re one of the many Colorado residents who have taken steps toward planning their estate, congratulations. Preparing for the time when your assets and property will be passed down to your loved ones is important, regardless of what stage of life you’re currently in or the size of your estate. While in the process of planning for your future, you or your relatives may be unsure about the best ways to avoid problems that come up when it’s time…
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How should heirs’ potential divorce figure into estate planning?

On December 12, 2012

There are many reasons Colorado residents continually put off making plans for their estate. Some, of course, have a hard time believing they’ll need those plans in place anytime soon. But even those who realize the importance of estate planning may feel bogged down by the number of details involved. That can be enough to make people feel overwhelmed and continue to procrastinate. Estate planning entails preparing for a variety of future scenarios. These might involve not just you, the…
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Want to “Bullet-Proof” An Inheritance?

On December 11, 2012

Trusts are great tools to protect your assests and there are a variety available for estate planners to use.  The statistics tell us that the average time from when an inheritance is received until it is gone is only about 18 months. Even when the recipients are mature, stable, and well-intentioned, a sudden influx of assets can trigger a number of new issues, many of which could be less than healthy for the inheritance. Even for the most stable heirs,…
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Colorado family’s estate litigation offers lessons for others

On December 5, 2012

If you’re from a close-knit family, you may not be able to imagine what it’s like to be embroiled in a feud that pits you and your siblings against each other. But when it comes to handling the family estate, personal and financial issues can tear apart families with astonishing force. An Aurora, Colorado, woman and her nine siblings discovered this when it came time to deal with their father’s estate. Their story offers some important lessons for other families…
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