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 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.
John Phillips has now gone to JR Phillips & Assoc. PC. Justin Blow, Denise Husa, and Lexus Bohan are now with Colorado Estate Matters and can be reached below.