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Do you need to have a living will in colorado

What is a Disposition of Last Remains?

Denver Attorney
There can be an understandable reluctance among families to seriously discuss with a loved one what should happen after that person passes. One way to help alleviate such an outcome is to create a Disposition of Last Remains document. This allows you to clearly state your own preferences, helping to prevent disputes or uncertainty amongst…
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Living trusts and estate planning

How is a revocable living trust different from a will?

Denver Attorney
A key reason why some people prefer an RLT is that, unlike a will, it means that there is no need to probate your estate. Also, assets can be passed directly to the beneficiaries immediately after your death. A Revocable Living Trust, unlike public probate records, remains private. Should you, sadly, ever become incapacitated, it…
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Preparing for old age both mentally and physically

Denver Attorney
Insisting that age is just a number won’t shield you from growing old and feeling the signs of old age both mentally and physically. You do not have to wait until you start to feel old to start a self-care routine. You should start preparing for the inevitable in your 40s or 50s. There are…
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Legal term explanations for trusts

How to avoid undue influence claims

Denver Attorney
When planning your will, you want to be sure that you plan it so you can avoid undue influence claims that could arise. Here are a few ways you can do that: Include a revocable or living trust. These are harder to challenge. Make sure that you establish competency. If you can show that you…
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Elder Law in Denver

Why is a Pooled Trust worth considering?

Denver Attorney
If you have a loved one who has special needs, or you want to ensure that your child’s well-being is looked after should you pass away, then a Pooled Trust is worth considering. As with the D4A Trust, assets held in this way are not part of the equation to determine that person’s eligibility for…
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How much does a nursing home cost

If nursing home planning is in your thoughts

Denver Attorney
It’s a subject many people shy away from, but with potential costs of up to $12,000 each month, it’s wise to consider it carefully and, if possible, well ahead of such care becoming a necessity. Many people believe such costs are manageable through various insurance options, even Social Security or Medicare. Often, they simply aren’t;…
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I need a will

What are some grounds for contesting a will?

Denver Attorney
There are a wide range of grounds for considering such a course of action. Key among them include: A belief that undue influence from another person who used this power to manipulate the outcome, and deprives the person whose will it is from making decisions by their own free will An assertion that the testator,…
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Estate planning must haves

Do you undertake an Estate Plan Annual Review?

Denver Estate Attorney
It’s a relief to know that your estate plan is in place, your legacy secure for the future generations you care about. But it’s not wise, as years pass, to simply forget all about it. Your circumstances can change in many ways, perhaps not expected when the plan was originally completed. This can range from…
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What does an estate planning attorney do

Quick legal term explanations: what exactly is a Living Will?

Denver Attorney
This is a document which delivers instructions for your medical preferences; important if the time comes when, sadly, you are no longer able to clearly communicate them yourself. A Living Will can cover a wide range of decision areas, including resuscitation measures if your heart stops; the use of mechanical ventilation; and the length of…
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