Colorado Wills and Estates provides estate planning for individuals and families across Colorado. We are here to answer your questions.
Planning For Everyone You Love And Everything You Have
Do you know what would happen legally- to you, your loved ones, your money and everything else you care about – if something unexpected happened to you? If you have an estate plan and it’s out of date, your assets could be lost to the State Department of Unclaimed Property, or to an unnecessary Court process. If you don’t know exactly what would happen for everyone you love and everything you own, then the first step is to find out exactly what would happen, legally and financially, so that you can decide if the current state of your affairs is okay with you.
How Do We Help You With Estate Planning?
We conduct a Peace of Mind Planning Session, where we spend time together and you’ll get informed. Before your Peace of Mind Planning Session, you will complete a Family Inventory and Assessment, which will help you to get clear about what you own and what you have to think about when it comes to planning for the well-being and care of your loved ones and loved belongings. If you decide the current state of affairs is unacceptable, and if we both decide that it’s a fit to work together, then we can design an estate plan together that will best suit the needs of your family.
The foundation of your estate plan will often include a revocable living trust; you transfer your property into this trust for your benefit during your life. One of the benefits of a revocable living trust is that, when done correctly and maintained over time, your estate plan should help your family to avoid the cost and delay of probate and minimize or eliminate estate taxes. For people with additional needs, we provide advanced estate planning services.
Can I DIY My Estate Plan?
Unfortunately, most plans don’t work because much of what passes for estate planning is little more than word processing. You are asked a few questions and then the drafter decides which “plan” is right for you, and fits you into a template. This is not estate planning; it is little more than a “search and replace” of your family’s name and then a hit of the “print” button which spits out form documents.
We all know that estate planning is important, but it’s also hard to figure out how to do it on your own. Most people try to create their own wills and trusts with online tools like LegalZoom or RocketLawyer. This doesn’t work because the law changes so often that you need an experienced professional who can help you navigate the complex legal system.
Colorado Wills & Estates helps families throughout Denver and Boulder County plan for future events by providing comprehensive estate planning services at a reasonable price. Our attorney will meet with you in person or over the phone and help you write your documents correctly so they last as long as possible under current laws. We’ll even review them every year free of charge! If something does change we’ll be there for you again when needed.
We Are Professional Estate Planners
Your Personal Family Lawyer® at Colorado Wills and Estates will educate you, take the time to get to know you, your family, your concerns, your goals and your issues and will gladly and patiently answer all your questions to produce an estate plan that is exactly right for you and will keep your loved one’s out of court and out of conflict.
If you are a family with young children, then your estate plan should begin with a foundation that ensures your children would always be taken care of, no matter what happens. At Colorado Wills and Estates, one of our areas of greatest expertise is protecting minor children.