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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

What is Civil Litigation?

Posted: May 23, 2019
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… Read Full Post

The Basics of Elderly Guardianship and Conservatorship

Posted: April 30, 2019
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… Read Full Post

5 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your Estate

Posted: April 24, 2019
A common misconception is that estate plans are only for the rich. In reality, every American could benefit from creating an estate plan. An estate plan not only dictates the disposition of your assets at death but also who will manage your assets and make medical decisions in case of your… Read Full Post