Your Essential Estate Planning Checklist

On June 30, 2015

When you’re ready to put an estate plan in place, knowing where to start and what you need to do can be confusing. To help you initiate this process with a mind towards the various aspects you may need to consider, below, we’ve provided an essential estate planning checklist. Don’t hesitate to contact us, however, when you want experienced help developing a comprehensive estate plan tailored to your needs and wishes. Your Checklist for Estate Planning Create a will –…
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3 Important Things to Know about Making Your Final Arrangements

On June 22, 2015

While the estate planning process is generally focused on how your assets and estate will be handled upon your passing, another important aspect of it can be planning for the final disposition of your body. Although making these plans can seem morbid to some, it can be essential to sparing loved ones additional stress after a death, as they won’t have to try to guess how the decedent wanted to be put to rest. So, to help you get on…
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4 Things a Will Can NOT Do

On June 15, 2015

Wills can be very powerful estate planning documents that can set terms for powers of attorney, asset distribution and even the care for orphaned minor children. Despite this, however, there are some things that wills are NOT able to do, and understanding the limitations of wills can be crucial to knowing when you may need to take further estate planning steps for you and your family. Limitations of Wills: Here’s What You Should Know 1 – Wills can’t dictate how…
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5 Questions to Ask When You’re Ready to Develop an Estate Plan

On June 10, 2015

When it comes time to develop an estate plan, there can be a lot to consider, depending on a person’s finances/wealth, family situation and current/future needs and desires. Although this can be an in-depth process, answering some of the following questions can help you get started, as it can start helping you identify what aspects of your estate plan to focus on putting in place first. Ask Yourself (& Answer) these Estate Planning Questions… 1 – Who do you trust…
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What Happens If I Die without a Will?

On June 5, 2015

Having a will in place can protect you and your family in the event of a catastrophic injury, incapacitation or even death. However, if you end up passing away without having a legal will in place: Your estate will be passed on to your relatives via Colorado intestate laws. The nature of your estate, as well as who your surviving relatives are, will impact determinations regarding who gets what. Colorado Intestacy Laws: Here’s What Happens When There’s No Will When…
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