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Estate Planning During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Posted: April 13, 2020
No one likes to think about their mortality, but with the rapid spread of COVID-19, practicality must take precedence over preference. While older populations are statistically at higher risk, COVID-19 has proven fatal for people of all ages, even those without preexisting conditions. This makes … Read Full Post

How Seniors Can Protect Themselves Against Identity Theft

Posted: February 15, 2020
According to the 2019 Identity Fraud Study, conducted and released by Javelin Strategy & Research, there were 14.4 million cases of identity theft in the United States in 2018. While this number is down from 2017’s record-high 16.7 million victims, the out-of-pocket financial burden suffered by… Read Full Post

Do You Have a Living Will?

Posted: January 16, 2020
What is a Living Will? A living will is an estate planning document that details what actions should be taken in cases where severe injury, illness, or disease has rendered a person incapable of making his or her own decisions and the condition is terminal and not reversible. In Colorado, a living… Read Full Post

The Importance of Estate Planning for LGBTQ Individuals

Posted: November 19, 2019
Estate 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… Read Full Post

How to Pay for Assisted Living and Nursing Home Care

Posted: November 11, 2019
According 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 $16,919 a year. For… Read Full Post

The Challenges of Putting a Parent in Long Term Care

Posted: October 28, 2019
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… Read Full Post

Estate Planning For Blended Families

Posted: October 07, 2019
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… Read Full Post

What Questions Should I Ask My Elder Law Attorney?

Posted: September 24, 2019
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, it is very important that you choose one who has both… Read Full Post

What is a Durable Power of Attorney?

Posted: August 21, 2019
A 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 benefit of a… Read Full Post

Estate Planning for Young Parents

Posted: July 23, 2019
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… Read Full Post