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Within the pages of our law blog you’ll find helpful articles and interesting insights about everything that’s related to estate planning, probate law, corporate formations, trusts, asset protection, special needs planing and elder law.

Planning your estate as a Baby Boomer

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Managing the passing of your parents as a Baby Boomer means facing unique circumstances. Boomers are expected to inherit over $8 trillion, according to Boston College researcher estimates, thanks to the frugality of their parents’ generation. Considering your own estate planning needs and wants can help with processing the overwhelming emotions accompanying the passing of…
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What is an estate planning attorney?

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An estate planning attorney helps maintain their clients’ estate after they die or if they become mentally or physically incapacitated. A seasoned attorney seeks to understand and execute their wishes. Estate planning involves far more than the reading and execution of the last will and testament. It includes other duties such as drafting a living…
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Who Should You Leave Money to in Your Will?

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It’s not always easy to decide who to name in your will. Be sure to keep these considerations in mind as you ponder this important decision: Try to select deserving relatives and friends who have treated you with kindness and respect. It makes sense to prioritize people with lower incomes or fewer assets. If you…
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What You Need to Know about Assisted Living Planning and Medicaid

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With an aging population, we at Meurer Law Offices in Denver have more clients who inquire about assisted living planning and Medicaid. The rules surrounding long-term care and Medicaid can be quite complicated. Here is a general overview you are looking into long-term care for someone who will need Medicaid. What is Long-Term Care? Both…
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The Power and Protection of a Revocable Living Trust

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Did you know that a will is not the only choice you have when determining how to pass your estate assets to your beneficiaries? Today, our attorneys from the Meurer Law Offices in Denver discuss the revocable living trust – what it covers, what makes it an attractive option for estate planning, as well as what benefits…
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Do You Need to Have a Living Will in Colorado?

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Even though a living will sounds like a will, it isn’t what most people think. While a traditional will covers how your property will be distributed to heirs, the living will focuses on medical treatment and end-of-life care. This is a legally binding document, also known as the “Declaration as to Medical Treatment” that lays out your…
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What Is an IRA Stretch Trust and Do You Need One?

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During the estate planning process, our attorneys at the Meurer Law Offices in Denver often discuss the possibility of creating an IRA stretch trust . This relatively new type of trust offers a number of benefits for the whoever you choose to inherit your IRA funds, whether that’s a spouse, child or other loved one. If you…
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Why You Need An Estate Plan

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Have you ever wondered what happens without an estate plan when someone dies? Here at the Meurer Law Offices in Denver, we know what happens because we see it regularly. If you are settling a deceased family member’s estate, you likely have a few questions about how things will and should be settled and distributed. Some Assets…
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7 Questions and Answers About Medical Power of Attorney

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Because life is full of unforeseen twists and turns, medical power of attorney is something you don’t want to be without. It should be granted to someone you trust, who will respect your wishes and look out for your best interests. You should also understand the Colorado laws so that it’s a seamless transition to the…
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