Estate Planning Attorney in Denver, Colorado
While most people think about Estate Planning in terms of specific documents often generated during the process (Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, etc.) Estate Planning is more than the process of signing the right forms. Every Estate Plan should be different – finely tailored to suit only you. A well-drafted Estate Plan is the end result of a careful analysis of your specific circumstances and goals, an application of the latest techniques and strategies drawn from numerous areas of law such as tax, wills and trusts, probate, real estate, debtor/creditor, etc., and thoughtful planning for possible changes in the future.
Put more simply, Estate Planning is the process which provides answers to two important questions:
- Disposition of Assets: Who gets what?
- Planning for Incapacity: Who makes decisions for me when I’m not able to do so?
To schedule your free consultation with an experienced Broomfield Estate Planning Attorney, call (303) 900-8598.
Why is Estate Planning Important?
There are plenty of people who are more than happy to answer these questions for you if you don’t do it yourself. Generally, the government will wind up making many of the decisions, in many cases after a long and expensive fight among your loved ones.
Aside from helping to avoid the family squabbling, stress, and confusion that can occur when you haven’t made your wishes clear and legally enforceable, a well drafted Estate Plan provides numerous benefits including:
- Increasing the benefit to your loved ones by helping to avoid or minimize taxes
- Allowing you to continue to exercise some control over how and when your wealth is used and distributed (for example, earmarking funds for college)
- Providing guidance to doctors and health care workers regarding the type of care you receive
- Protecting and preserving wealth from creditors, increasingly complex scams, catastrophic illness and accidents, etc.
- Providing for the continuity of a family business.
- Increasing the likelihood of Medicaid and Veteran’s Benefits eligibility
What Makes Us Different?
There are a number of tools and techniques that an experienced estate planning attorney will use to help you make your wishes clear including wills, trusts, power of attorney, living wills, guardian appointments, and more. However, the specific documents used by your attorney are less important than making sure that your estate plan is designed to suit you and your goals.
In order to make sure your estate plan is a good fit for you and not a cookie-cutter package of forms with your name plugged in and which might not even be based on Colorado law, you’ll speak directly with estate planning attorney Clark Dray. We’ll have an informal yet thorough conversations about your wishes and the best strategies for seeing them fulfilled. Once we’ve come up with a plan you’ll be given a fee schedule so there aren’t any unpleasant surprises, and we’ll start the process of working closely together to craft a well-drafted, legally enforceable estate plan which makes your wishes clear and provides for your loved ones.
Call (303) 900-8598 to schedule your free consultation with an experienced Estate Planning Attorney.