At Colorado Estate Matters, Ltd., our Colorado estate planning lawyers provide a thoughtful, family-centric approach to our clients’ estate planning needs.
We have the experience, legal knowledge, and compassion necessary to effectively help our clients find the best estate planning solutions to match their individual needs.
When you trust us to oversee your important legal matters, you can rest assured that you will always receive:
Our Denver estate planning attorneys are incredibly proficient at using creative family-focused approaches to develop a unique estate plan that accomplishes all your goals, now and in the future. One of our primary goals is to help you devise effective, prudent solutions that will properly protect you, your family, and your assets, well into the future.
The most critical issues for your estate planning are: protecting the people that you love from unneccesary stress, expenses and taxation; or being suddenly left without the resources to face life ahead.
We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. We always take a client-centered approach to your care. We strive to address your entire family dynamic to ensure you leave a lasting and positive legacy for your loved ones. We believe in providing all the information you need to make the best decision for yourself and your family because the best decisions lead to the best outcomes.
At Colorado Estate Matters, we offer a free initial consultation in all fields, and our clients receive free consultations whenever they need them. To make the process as convenient as possible for you, we have video conferencing, and we are happy to make visits to homes, nursing homes, hospitals, or hospices, at your request.
Sadly, nobody is promised tomorrow. It’s rarely too early to start developing an estate plan that can spell out your wishes, minimize potential stresses for your family and protect any assets that may be left to them in the future. (If you’re one of those rare cases, we’ll gladly tell you.)
While estate plans can incorporate various directives and legal documents, our estate planning lawyers in Colorado are experienced in assisting our clients with all of their unique estate planning needs, including:
It can be difficult to think about life’s end, and what your family would experience if you should suddenly die or become incapacitated, but it is an important part of ensuring your loved ones are cared for when you are no longer there. Our Colorado Estate Planning Attorneys will go over all of your goals, issues, and family dynamics while guiding you through the estate planning process. Often we ask questions that spur insights our clients hadn’t considered. By asking the right questions, and eliciting those responses, we’re able to assist our clients in making their best possible estate plan.
The most important issue in estate planning is protecting the people you love from the myriad issues that occur when you’re gone. We are with you for the long term, as you establish your lives and acquire more assets, have more children, or life brings changes that should be reflected in a will, trust, directives, or legal documents; and when you’re gone, we’ll be here for your family as well.
After a loved one passes, probate may be a necessary step in the administration of the estate. Working with the team at Colorado Estate Matters, Ltd. can be critical to minimizing the costs, complications, and duration of probate. We’re here to make sure you properly administer the estate so you don’t have to worry about liability. To learn more about our various probate and estate administration services, check out our probate services page.
Unfortunately, the administration of Wills and Trusts is not always a smooth and easy process. In some cases, disputes arise that can quickly become complicated and expensive. When a dispute regarding Wills, Trusts or an Estates arises, you can trust the Denver Trust and Will attorneys at Colorado Estate Matters, Ltd. to help you resolve these issues as favorably and efficiently as possible.
Some of the specific types of disputes that we have a record of successfully resolving include (but are not limited to) those involving:
When a person dies who has assets, a legal process is often required, called probate. This process involves evaluating assets, paying final debts and expenses, and distributing the remaining assets to named beneficiaries. Without a will, the state acts as your attorney, distributing assets per a formula, rather than per your wishes. Find out more.
The circumstances will dictate the type of probate, or whether it is necessary for an estate to go through probate at all. If a dispute has arisen, a “supervised formal probate” will be required. In less complex cases, informal or unsupervised formal probate is all that is required. Find out more.
Prior to distribution of an estate to the beneficiaries, all creditors must be paid. This could be a simple process, or quite complex, depending upon the individual and the size of the estate. Find out more.
A trust has a “trustee,” a person, whether a family member or legal professional, who had the duty to manage all aspects of a trust, including upholding the terms, keeping records, paying taxes, and many other responsibilities. Find out more.
Estate planning is the key to arranging your affairs so that your loved ones do not have to endure the probate process. This is often possible by establishing a living trust, establishing “right of survivorship,” or creating documents so that bank accounts are transferred upon your death. Find out more.
You can also contact us for more information about your best options for moving forward when you are dealing with probate or any matters of estate administration.
We are here to discuss your needs and legal options in an initial consultation. To schedule a private meeting, call us at (303) 713-9147 or email us using the contact form at the top of this page.
From our offices in Denver, we serve clients throughout the southwest and southeast Metro Area, including (but not limited to) people in Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Castle Rock, Parker, Aurora, Greenwood Village, Englewood, Centennial, Wheat Ridge, Golden and Arvada.