What is Probate Court and How to Avoid It

Probate is the official proving of a will. A probate court is where a will’s validity is determined. If a will does not exist, a person’s estate will be settled in a probate court. Generally, it is best to arrange the matters of your estate so as to avoid probate court. Proper estate planning can […]

Extreme Sports Enthusiasts Need to Get Their Estate in Order

Access to terrain suitable for extreme sports, such as snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, and other high-risk sports, are part of the reason people move to places like Colorado. For many, these sports become a part of a person’s lifestyle and can come to define their life. Unfortunately, these sports can also end life when things […]

3 Reasons It’s Time to Update Your Will

Writing Will

There is a good chance that, throughout your life, you will want to revise your will. There are many reasons a person may want to update their will, and in this article, we’re going to look at a few. But first, before sorting out the details of your will, you’ll want to be sure you […]

Why We All Need an Estate Planner

For most of us, when we hear the term estate planning, we typically associate it with wealthier lifestyles of the rich and famous. Or you may think you don’t have enough assets to hire an estate planner. However, you would be mistaken. Even if you own a car, jewelry, or have children, you will want […]

Parents Should Include Guardianship in Their Will

It doesn’t matter if you’re a long-time parent, a new parent, or a soon-to-be parent; being prepared for unpredictable life situations can give you peace of mind in the event life gets too chaotic or when tragedy strikes. If you are a parent, you need a will, but many tell themselves this is something that […]

How to Choose the Right Person to Have Power of Attorney

Most people think that creating a will is enough to protect your family and assets after your death. However, choosing the right power of attorney to handle important matters while you are still alive could have a larger impact on your family. What is Power of Attorney? Assigning a power of attorney means giving someone […]

Avoid Common Mistakes When Writing a Will

When writing a will, there are some things to consider when estate planning can protect you and your loved one’s wishes. Without enlisting the help of a qualified attorney, you could be left navigating many of the complex and tricky processes on your own. Common Mistakes When Writing a Will The biggest mistake people make […]

What’s the Difference Between Estate Planning and a Will?

Living Will

When people think about estate planning vs. a will, they often don’t realize the two processes are generally paired together. However, if you’re not familiar with the differences, you won’t know which one to choose depending on your individual situation. Estate Planning When making decisions about your estate, you’ll want to account for all your […]

Everyone Should Have a Medical Proxy

If you’re like most people, you likely haven’t given much thought towards who communicates your medical decisions if you can no longer do so for yourself. But the fact is, this is something that should be a priority for anyone starting their estate planning. What is a Medical Proxy? COVID should have highlighted the importance […]

Set Up a Trust to Control Your Assets Before You Pass Away

Estate Planning

In 2018 when Aretha Franklin passed away, she joined a long list of celebrities who died without creating a legal will. While estate planning can be complex, setting up a trust is typically a straightforward process. Setting up a trust involves transferring your assets to a trustee and allows you to protect assets even after […]