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Colorado Estate Planning And Estate Settlement Legal Blog

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: April 13, 2017

As anyone who has gone through a divorce knows, it can be a painful and overwhelming process. It is not uncommon for a divorce to take a year or more to complete due to the number of issues that must be resolved, such as: Dividing and re-titling assets Selling or refinancing your home Relocating to a new home Custody issues…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: April 12, 2017

To conclude this serious about funding, not every asset should be retitled in the name of the revocable trust. A motor vehicle is such an example. In the event of an accident, the injured party may bring a lawsuit. If the trust is the named owner, the party may go after all of the trust’s assets for damages under a “deep…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: April 11, 2017

As anyone who has gone through a divorce knows, it can be a painful and overwhelming process. It is not uncommon for a divorce to take a year or more to complete due to the number of issues that must be resolved, such as: Dividing and re-titling assets Selling or refinancing your home Relocating to a new home Custody issues…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: April 10, 2017

In our last post, we examined some of the time- and cost-saving benefits of a living revocable trust. However, if the revocable trust is not funded properly, the trust documentation will be of no more value than blank pieces of paper. After creating the trust document, the next step is to change titles and beneficiary designations for every asset that you…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: April 8, 2017

While many people understand how crucial it is to plan ahead, some postpone setting up a will, for various reasons. For example, some people are hesitant to contemplate their own death or feel as if they are too busy to set aside time for estate planning. The Hughes Law Firm understands the different challenges that people may be facing in Denver, and other parts…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: April 3, 2017

A living revocable trust is an increasingly popular option for two reasons: (1) It avoids the unnecessary time, delay and costs associated with probate; and (2) The creator retains complete control. For example, the individual who creates the revocable trust can also serve as the trustee and name himself or herself as the sole beneficiary. As trustee, the individual has…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: March 27, 2017

After a close family member has passed away, the last thing you want to worry about is debt that was left behind. A decedent’s debts usually disappear upon death. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, leaving mourning family members with big bills to pay. The average American dies with more than $60,000 in unpaid debt according to a study…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: March 17, 2017

A few decades ago, children with severe physical and mental disabilities were not expected to outlive their parents. However, medical advances and specialized care allow these children to live into advanced adulthood. This good news raises concerns for their parents. Who will care for my adult child when I am gone? If you have an adult child with special needs,…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: March 10, 2017

Do you have an estate plan? Does the thought of drafting your last will and testament feel overwhelming? Congratulations on making the decision to plan for your future and the future of your family. Now, it is time to address the next step: meeting with a lawyer. Depending on your situation and assets, estate planning can be relatively simple or…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: December 27, 2015

It may seem like a rather odd gift for a young adult, but if your child is about to turn 18 years old sometime this coming year, consider making a birthday present of a simple estate plan. It isn’t as morbid as it sounds. Having an estate plan is part of being an adult. It’s also important that you teach…Read More

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