Protecting the Elderly from Financial Abuse

According to the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA), “Financial exploitation occurs when a person misuses or takes the assets of a vulnerable adult for his/her own personal benefit. This frequently occurs without the explicit knowledge or consent of a senior or disabled adult, depriving him/her of vital financial resources for his/her personal needs.” Unfortunately,

Stepchildren and Estates

Divorce is never a good situation, but sometimes remarriage can also be riddled with sticky situations, especially when it comes to your estate and especially when children are involved. Often divorce decrees have life insurance stipulations for the minor children involved. For example, a parting couple might agree that the husband maintain a $200,000 life

7 Things to Avoid When Making a Will

Writing a will is an important and responsible action to take to protect your estate and care for your loved ones when you are gone. While it is not absolutely necessary to have a will drafted by a lawyer, hiring a professional can help you get it done right the first time – and with

Do All Wills Go Through Probate?

Even though it may seem like a bunch of “red tape,” some wills must go through probate in Colorado. Compared to other states, the probate/estate administration process in Colorado is a fairly economical and straightforward process.  A probate/estate administration attorney can help to ensure that your will is properly administered and that all of the

One-Stop Shop for Your Estate Planning Documents

In one of our earlier blogs we recommended that everyone prepare 9 estate documents right now to protect their legacy, share their wishes and provide for their families. Once you have these documents prepared, you should give a few trusted individuals access to that information – all with just the click of a button. Rather

The 9 Estate Planning Documents You Should Organize Now

Estate planning often becomes one of those “to do” items that gets pushed down the priority list. But when you work hard every day to create a lasting legacy for your family, you should be making sure that important estate planning documents are created and maintained so your legacy will get passed down as you

Why Women Need Estate Planning

Women typically have a longer life expectancy than men (on average six years longer). That’s one reason why it is so important that women have their own will, trust or other estate plan documents professionally drafted to ensure long-term financial security for themselves and their families. Women are powerful forces in the labor market today;