Our Legal Blog

Employment, Insurance, Malpractice, and Estate Attorneys Serving Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Castle Rock & Nearby Colorado

Estate Planning for LGBTQ Individuals

November 19, 2019
Authored By:

Gay couple with children hiking in the woodsEstate planning allows you to decide exactly what you would like done with your assets when you pass. Typically, estate planning will include the creation of documents that clearly define your wishes following death. Taking time to make these plans can also help to minimize disagreement and quarreling after your passing and can help in…

Read Full Post

How to Pay for Assisted Living and Nursing Home Care

November 11, 2019
Authored By:

Older couple looking over financesAccording to SeniorLiving.Org, the average yearly cost of assisted living in Colorado is $48,750. For a private room in a nursing home in Colorado, that cost skyrockets to $108,000 a year – $94,704 if you are in a shared room.

The average Social Security benefits amount is…

Read Full Post

The Challenges of Putting a Parent in Long Term Care

October 28, 2019
Authored By:

According to data gathered by the Family Caregiver Alliance, one in three adults over the age of 65 will require nursing home care at some point. This places many spouses and adult children in the often uncomfortable position of choosing a suitable long term care facility for an aging parent – a task that is not always as straightforward as one might hope.

It can be very helpful to work with an experienced elder law attorney when choosing a facility to ensure that you and your parents remain protected against common missteps.

Read Full Post

Estate Planning For Blended Families

October 07, 2019
Authored By:

Between 40 and 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. A majority of people who undergo divorce eventually marry again. This can create unforseen problems when planning an estate.

What is a Blended Family?

Blended families commonly include:

  • Married couples in which one or both partners have children from outside the current marriage
  • Families with children who have children with more than one partner
  • Families with children whose spouses have children from outside of the marriage

While a growing family can bring joy and opportunity for bonding with children and grandchildren who are not related by blood, it can also bring…

Read Full Post

What Questions Should I Ask My Elder Law Attorney?

September 24, 2019
Authored By:

Elder Law Book with Gavel Elder law attorneys focus on the unique needs of older adults, handling issues as diverse as estate planning, retirement, health care, guardianship, and long-term care planning. When selecting an attorney for concerns specific to seniors…

Read Full Post

What is a Durable Power of Attorney?

August 21, 2019
Authored By:

Durable power of attorney formA durable power of attorney is an essential legal document that should be completed during the estate planning process. This document gives a designated agent the authority to make financial and medical decisions on your behalf in the event of your incapacitation. The most significant…

Read Full Post

Estate Planning for Young Parents

July 23, 2019
Authored By:

It’s common for new parents to postpone estate planning. You may think that you are too young and healthy to worry about it. The process may seem expensive and intimidating. Or, like many young couples, you may not see the benefits of estate planning. There are numerous reasons why people tend to overlook this important task.

Read Full Post

What is Wage Theft?

May 30, 2019
Authored By:

Wage theft claim with Lewis Kuhn Swan PCWage theft occurs when an employer deprives his, her, or its employees of the wages and benefits to which they are entitled under the law. This illegal practice is a prevalent problem across the nation. All too often, unscrupulous companies cheat employees out of the compensation they are due.

According to a 2014 study by the…

Read Full Post
Category: Employment Law

What is Civil Litigation?

May 23, 2019
Authored By:

In the American legal system, cases fall into two primary categories: criminal and civil. Criminal cases are brought against individuals who commit a crime, and charges can include jail time and fines. By contrast, civil cases tend to involve disputes between two or more parties regarding legal responsibilities and duties. Often, the plaintiff hopes to obtain monetary compensation or some other remedy for damages incurred.

Read Full Post

The Basics of Elderly Guardianship and Conservatorship

April 30, 2019
Authored By:

Unfortunately, age-related cognitive and physical decline are common. Many elderly individuals will eventually need help handling important medical and financial decisions as well as other elements of daily life.

If you are concerned that someone close to you is unable to manage his or her affairs, it may be time to consider an elderly guardianship or conservatorship. Learn more about these court-appointed legal roles below, including when they are necessary and how you can potentially avoid them through estate planning.

The Difference Between a Guardianship and a…

Read Full Post