I Have A Trust, Now What

So you’ve established a Trust. You’ve named the Beneficiaries and the Trustee. You’ve also signed all the paperwork. Now that you’ve checked all the boxes, where do you go from here? What is a Trust? Trusts are a form of fiduciary relationship where one party (the Grantor; see below) gives a second party (the Trustee; … Read More

Responsibilities Of A Trustee

When you are working on your estate plans and setting up trusts, there are many details you need to be aware of. Not only do you need to select the right trustee to administer your trust, but you must fully understand the responsibilities of a trustee so you can make an educated decision about who … Read More

Who Needs A Trust?

Trusts are one of the best estate planning tools available for those hoping to ensure their assets are passed onto their beneficiaries as intended. However, it may only sometimes be clear whether setting up a trust fits in with your estate plans and financial goals. When unsure whether a trust is appropriate or needs help … Read More

The Basics of Trust Litigation

More money, and more problems don’t just apply to the numbers in your bank account. It also applies to trusts that involve multiple parties, assets, and the uniquely human interpersonal dynamics that leave trusts open for litigation. What is trust litigation? Trust litigation occurs when the trustees and beneficiaries disagree about trust assets. It involves … Read More

How to Contest a Will in Colorado

A will is designed to protect and respect the wishes of the testator (the person writing the will). So, what happens when the current state of a will is not expressing the testator’s wishes?  If you are a will beneficiary and notice that the will has been altered by undue influence or that the testator … Read More

How to Choose the Key People to Assist in Estate Planning Roles

Estate plans involve many moving parts. Said moving parts involve different roles, and from there, each role requires unique personal traits. Read on for an overview on the key people involved in an estate plan and how to choose them. What roles are involved in an estate plan? Before you can make decisions around choosing … Read More

Can A Guardianship Be Terminated?

Are you or someone you know under an adult guardianship?  Has the situation changed from the time the guardianship was created?  Are you or the person under guardianship now able to make their own healthcare decisions? Should the guardianship be terminated? Can the guardianship be terminated? Before we get to how to terminate a guardianship, … Read More

Disability Support Resources in Colorado

In Colorado, there are many resources for people with disabilities. From legal help to work alliances, here are the top disability support resources in the state: Protection and Advocacy Disability Law Colorado Part of the National Disability Rights Network and the United States’ federally funded protection and advocacy system, Disability Law Colorado is the state … Read More

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Estate Planning

How and when you depart, this world is often beyond your control. What you leave behind, how it gets distributed, and to whom, however, isn’t. Read on for what to consider in your estate planning process. What is an estate? An estate is more than just a fancy house. It encompasses tangible and intangible assets … Read More

The Downsides of DIY Wills

Estate planning can be emotionally taxing, so much so that people tend to avoid visiting an estate planning attorney, much like they avoid going to the doctor or the dentist. If you are one of those people who avoid visiting an attorney, or if you are considering using a fill-in-the-blank or do-it-yourself (DIY) will, this … Read More

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