What is Trust Litigation?

When it comes to distribution of money and property after a person passes away, all of the interested and involved parties don’t always play fair. In fact, when there is a trust set up, the actions of a close family member or friend can influence the provisions in the trust – fairly or unfairly.  A

When Can You Contest a Will?

In Colorado, there are two ways in which a will can be offered for probate—formal and informal.  With formal probate, a beneficiary or heir must object to the probate of the will at or prior to the hearing.  Once a Court has granted formal probate of a will, a beneficiary or heir typically cannot object

Scary Scenario: Paying Medical Bills for Others

The season of Halloween just passed, with scary images of witches, ghosts and vampires all around. But none of these images can compare with the scare of looming medical bills – especially if you are responsible for another person.  If you have been named a legal guardian for a minor or incapacitated adult who is

Can a Guardian Deny Visitation?

Before this question can be answered, it is first necessary to remember the potential situations that may have warranted guardianship for a minor or an incapacitated adult.  Reasons for Guardianship The parent or caregiver of the minor or the incapacitated adult may have fallen into one of these situations, making them unfitunable to make decisions

3 Estate Planning Tips

Estate planning can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be – as long as you have a team of people to help you along the way. While creating a valid will or trust should be on the top of your To Do list, there are other estate planning tips that can

Difference Between a Conservator and Fiduciary

A court-appointed conservator of an estate is a person named to handle the financial affairs for an incapacitated adult or minor child. This includes activities such as:  Paying monthly bills Managing investments  Purchasing and selling large ticket items like a car, home or rental property Filing tax returns and other financial forms A conservator is

Can a Conservator Change a Protected Person’s Will?

A conservator of a protected person is someone who has been selected by the court to manage the financial affairs and estate of an adult who is unable to make those decisions on their own. A conservator is appointed if the protected person had not named an agent under durable financial power of attorney or

Estate Planning Mistakes Can Be Costly

We all make mistakes. Some mistakes can be easily remedied while others can leave lasting financial and emotional distress. When it comes to protecting your possessions and your loved ones, the more you know about legal processes the less chance you will have at making costly mistakes.    Situations that May Incur Financial or Emotional

The Loss of Control When Your Child Turns 18

When your child turns 18 years of age, they are legally considered adults. In addition to earning the right to vote, being required to register for the military draft, serve on a jury, etc., they also get the ability to make medical, educational and financial decisions on their own. If you are a parent who