Powers of Attorney FAQs (Pt. 2)

On February 28, 2015

Resuming Powers of Attorney FAQs (Pt. 1), below are some more helpful responses to common questions regarding powers of attorney. Powers of Attorney: More Important Info Q: Should I include “hot powers” in my powers of attorney? A: It depends on your situation, your needs and your wishes. Hot powers, which are options to include in powers of attorney created in Colorado after January 1, 2010 (per the Colorado law), can include the authority to: Delegate certain responsibilities granted under…
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Powers of Attorney FAQs (Pt. 1)

On February 25, 2015

Powers of attorney can be effective and necessary estate planning tools, as they protect people in the event of incapacitation in the future. Given, however, that there are different types of powers of attorney – and that the best options for someone will depend on his situation, in this three-part blog series, we will respond to some of the most commonly asked questions about powers of attorney. When you are ready to move forward in developing powers of attorney –…
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What to Do after Someone Dies: 10 Steps to Take after a Death (Pt. 3)

On February 20, 2015

Wrapping up our blog series What to Do after Someone Dies: 10 Steps to Take after a Death, here, we will conclude our discussion by pointing out some of the additional things you likely need to do after a loved one passes away. What to Do after Someone Dies: Additional Important Things to Do 8 – Appoint or step into the position of the personal representative Regardless of whether a will is in place, a personal representative will have to…
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What to Do after Someone Dies: 10 Steps to Take after a Death (Pt. 2)

On February 15, 2015

Picking up from What to Do after Someone Dies: 10 Steps to Take after a Death (Pt. 1), below, we will identify the next steps people should take after the most immediate things, such as funeral arrangements, have been completed. What to Do after Someone Dies: The Next Steps to Take In the weeks following a loved one’s death, here are the next steps that are important to take: 5 – Get copies of the death certificate  As you proceed…
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What to Do after Someone Dies: 10 Steps to Take after a Death (Pt. 1)

On February 14, 2015

The death of a loved one can be a profoundly difficult time. While making plans to put a loved one to rest will important in the aftermath of a death, so too will be getting the decedent’s affairs in order and dealing with the administration of his estate. Because there can be a lot to do after a loved passes away, in this three-part blog series, we will outline what to do when someone dies from an estate administration perspective….
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Estate Planning for Your Special Needs Child: Here’s What You Should Know (Pt. 3)

On February 5, 2015

Concluding our blog series Estate Planning for Your Special Needs Child: Here’s What You Should Know, below we will take a closer look at what estate planning documents you may want to put in place now if you don’t already have them. Estate Planning for Your Special Needs Child: What You May Need in Place Now If you have a special needs child and are starting to consider your estate planning options now, the American Bar Association strongly recommends that…
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