Are DIY Wills Legal?

Seemingly unlimited internet resources have made DIY (do it yourself) all the rage – especially during the pandemic when we have all had extra time on our hands. Love to wear tie dye shirts? DIY! Want to update your bathroom? DIY! Always wanted a fire pit in your backyard? DIY! Cannot find a tablecloth to

Law Lingo: Attorney

Welcome to Law Lingo: a monthly blog series brought to you by Brown & Crona, LLC that explains estate planning terminologies in simple terms. This month we will explain the concept of what an attorney is. Attorney is another word for lawyer or attorney at law. These are umbrella terms that encompass the vast legal

What Does a Litigator Mean?

According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of litigate is “to seek resolution of a legal contest by judicial process, rather than settle.” Litigators help individuals, groups or businesses take legal action against someone else in a civil dispute. A litigator can also represent you if a legal suit is brought against you. In estate planning, litigation

Law Lingo: Estate Lawyer

Welcome to Law Lingo: a monthly blog series brought to you by Brown & Crona, LLC that explains estate planning terminologies in simple terms. This month we will explain an estate lawyer. Estate attorneys help people navigate the intricacies of law in the areas of: Estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living will, etc.)

Advantages of having an Estate Attorney

An estate planning lawyer can help you navigate the intricacies of the law in regard to protecting your possessions, providing for your family and helping your family make difficult decisions on your behalf while you are alive and after you pass away. The attorneys at Brown & Crona, LLC have over 50 years of combined

Does Colorado Use the Uniform Probate Code?

In 1973, Colorado approved and enacted the Uniform Probate Code (UPC) to simplify and streamline the probate process and move toward standardizing laws surrounding wills, trusts and intestate cases (people who pass away without a will or trust). Colorado is just one of 19 states that has adopted the UPC. The UPC includes information surrounding