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New year, old will?

Denver Attorney
Many people start a new year by committing to some simple self-improvement resolutions, and these may or may not last to the end of the month! One other action a new year encourages us to do is to make sure everything is as it should be for times ahead. This means that now is a…
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Do you need to have a living will in colorado

What is a conservator?

Denver Attorney
In circumstances where there is neither a Revocable Living Trust nor a Durable Power of Attorney in place, the law in Colorado allows the courts to create a Conservatorship. This means that, should you be unable to conduct your own business affairs, due to either a physical or mental incapacity, then a Conservator is responsible…
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I need a will

What type of lawyer do you need to write your will?

Denver Attorney
If you are writing a will, you may be wondering what type of lawyer you should hire. The answer to that question is that you need to hire an estate lawyer. These lawyers specialize in creating a legally binding will, and they can give you advice on how to divide up your estate. This will…
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Medicaid and estate attorneys in denver

An asset protection trust or asset protection attorney?

Denver Attorney
Your hard-earned assets can easily be lost or garnished as a result of a lawsuit, paralyzing you financially. Many opportunistic creditors target these assets when filing for lawsuits. An asset protection trust and asset protection attorney can help you protect your assets from such lawsuits. While both of them ensure your assets are well beyond…
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Do you need to have a living will in colorado

What is a Memo for Personal Property?

Denver Attorney
This is a question our team is often asked. The answer: it’s a method for adding specifics about the division of your assets without making your will too long. It also easier to change in the future without it becoming a drawn-out process. In such a Memo you can bequeath tangible personal property to individuals.…
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Legal term explanations for trusts

Protecting your riskier assets

Denver Attorney
If you can help it, you don’t want to end up co-owning liable assets like vehicles, planes or boats, because if they are involved in an accident you will be held liable as the owner, even if you weren’t operating the vehicle at the time. Even if they aren’t your most valuable assets, they can…
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Is my Colorado handwritten will valid?

Denver Attorney
You’ve written out your final wishes, how you want your possessions to be distributed after you pass away. It is in your own handwriting and signed by you. Is your handwritten will legal? That’s a little tricky. The short answer is, probably yes. But you have to make sure you cover all of your bases.…
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Why you should have an advanced healthcare directive

Signs your loved one is a victim of elder abuse

Denver Attorney
Generally, elder abuse takes many forms, and it can be difficult to spot. However, learning the warning signs of elder abuse is vital in protecting your loved one. Here are some common signs of elder abuse to watch out for. Physical injuries: Bruises, broken bones, and cuts Behavioral changes: Your loved one keeps to themselves…
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Elder Law in Denver

Financial abuse red flags

Denver Attorney
Financial abuse is when an abuser controls a victim’s ability to acquire, use, and access economic resources. It occurs frequently in domestic abuse and elder abuse situations. Watch out for these elder abuse red flags: Victim frequently gifts expensive items to abuser Victim is missing financial documents, credit cards, and valuable belongings Victim is unaware…
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What you need to know about elder abuse

Denver Attorney
If you have a senior loved one living in a nursing facility or with a caregiver at home, you’ve probably thought of elder abuse and neglect. Unfortunately, many people forgo the signs of elder abuse or assume it can’t happen to their loved ones since they keep an eye on them 24/7. Here are three…
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