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

Spring Cleaning: Reviewing Your Estate and Tax Planning Documents

A Conversation with Varra Financial Associates and The Germany Law Firm Colorado families should annually review their estate and tax planning documents, regardless of the number of assets they hold. Working in tandem with an experienced estate planning attorney and a financial planner is the best way to ensure your assets are protected for generations … Read More

Small Business Succession and Estate Planning in 2022

Small business owners have spent the past two years learning valuable lessons in flexibility, remote management, and succession planning. Even so, only 58% of small business owners have a succession plan in place. Without both a succession and estate plan in place, entrepreneurs risk their business failing in the event of disability and death. Businesspersons care about the … Read More

The best gift for your family is preparation.

As your family comes together for the holidays, you have a rare opportunity to discuss your estate planning and the future.  Some good conversation starters are: Have you created an estate plan that includes a will or trust? Do you have a care plan in case you get sick and the related legal documents you … Read More

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