What is a Disposition of Last Remains?

Death is not a pleasant thing to think about. Unfortunately, it is inevitable for all of us. The more prepared and organized you can be about what you want to happen to you after you pass away, the less your family will have to make difficult decisions on your behalf. A disposition of last remains

What is the Purpose of Probate?

Over a lifetime, most people accumulate material possessions and have financial assets that they work hard to accumulate/achieve. While we are alive, these things are very important to us. We may work hard to support other people financially; and when it comes to sentimental possessions, we often want to ensure those items are passed down

Do Litigators go to Court?

Yes. Litigators can argue civil cases in courtroom settings on behalf of the plaintiff or defendant. However, a trip to the courtroom is one of the last phases of the litigation process. In fact, some cases never actually make it to court, but rather get settled out of court. When you hire a litigation attorney,

Law Lingo: Litigation

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 litigation. Litigation refers to the process of settling a civil dispute in a court of law. Not all cases end up in front of a judge;

How Can a Parent Sign Over Guardianship?

Sometimes parents have to make the difficult decision to allow another person to care for their child. Luckily, we have a legal process called guardianship in this country that allows parents to choose this option for different reasons such as: Being mentally or physically unable to provide proper care Having an addiction to drugs or

Law Lingo: Living Will

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 living wills. A living will, sometimes referred to as an advanced directive, is a legal document that gives you a voice when you are unable to

Can a Conservator Sign Documents?

The courts appoint conservators in Colorado to manage the financial affairs of an incapacitated adult (protected person) or a minor child who is under age 21. These duties include: Paying monthly bills Managing investments Determining the value of property or real estate Purchasing small and large items Selling large items like a car, home or

How Do I Set Up a Conservatorship?

Conservatorships are set up to help incapacitated adults (respondents) manage their financial affairs. This can also be set up for a minor child who has assets in his or her name. If you have a loved one who you feel can no longer handle the responsibilities of paying bills, managing investments, buying or selling property,

Is an Attorney Needed to Settle an Estate?

The death of a loved one can be an emotional rollercoaster: sadness and heartbreak can mix with confusion to leave you feeling overwhelmed – especially if you are named the executor of the deceased person’s estate. In the midst of your grief, the duties of executor need to move forward in a timely manner to

Law Lingo: Power of 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 a power of attorney. A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document which appoints another person or organization (known as the agent) to act on