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Estate planning is more than just creating a will

When it comes to end-of-life care, the Colorado resident has several options. The option chosen can be expressly stated as a part of one's estate planning documents. Or, one can simply hope that the ability to make personal decisions continues until the end of one's life.

3 estate planning documents to review for the New Year

The holiday season is in full swing, and the new year is just around the corner. With 2018 about to start, it is the perfect time to review your estate plan. You should check up on your estate plan every year and after major life events. Some of your documents may be outdated and do not reflect your current wishes or values. 

Advance medical directives part of the estate planning process

Once the will is drafted, many Colorado individuals assume that they have adequately prepared for the future. While this important document does identify how assets are to be divided and who will take care of any minor children, it does not address one's wishes in the event that an illness or injury prevents the individual from making decisions for him or herself. For this reason, advance medical directives should also be drafted for each individual.

The persistence of the woman claiming to be Dali’s daughter

Maria Pila Abel is taking great lengths to prove that her father was a famous surrealist painter best known for The Persistence of Memory, a 1931 classic featuring melting clocks in a desert landscape. Born in 1956, she alleges that Salvador Dali and her mother – who worked for a family near Dali’s Cadaques, Spain, home – had an affair.

Hiding in plain sight: Elderly financial abuse within a family

The elderly are besieged with scams as close as their front doors, particularly over the summer months. So-called window salespeople, alleged stockbrokers, and supposed in-home care “professionals” prey on older people. These unfriendly neighborhood con artists” offer “services” too good to be true.

The importance of naming primary and secondary beneficiaries

One of the greatest benefits of estate planning for you and your loved ones is not only documenting your wishes, but also ensuring that your goals are carried out without additional heartache and financial burden. Effective estate planning allows you to not only provide you peace of mind, but also to those you select to receive your property without unnecessary delays.

Is congressional inaction a reason to delay estate planning?

Estate planning is considered an important step that is best taken sooner rather than later. However, when tax policies are in flux because of a new White House administration, important decisions are put on hold for all the right and all the wrong reasons.

Protection of an asset most valuable for a family

U.S. Coast Guard veteran Albert Frost died on his 100th birthday, leaving behind a variety of assets and possessions. One in particular not only had sentimental value to Frost’s beneficiaries, but could also attract a pretty penny for collectors of such memorabilia.

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