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Estate Planning

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: September 5, 2017

The passing of Labor Day is certainly a milestone in our calendar; but it may mean different things to different people. For kids of all ages, it is the beginning of a new school year. Whether it is first grade or the first year of college, it is a time of new and indelible experiences. For college students, there may…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: September 4, 2017

In a number of our posts, we have highlighted how people who take time to create and revise their estate plans can save a great deal of money in state and federal estate taxes. While this may be applicable to those who have estates in excess of $5 million or more, the majority of our readers may not be so…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: September 1, 2017

It’s a generally accepted fact that women tend to live longer than men do. Women who marry older men are even more likely to outlive their husbands. This often means that women must be financially and mentally prepared to spend a number of years on their own. While you should not assume that your husband will predecease you, are you…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: September 1, 2017

As mentioned in one of our blogs earlier this month, nearly 60 percent of Americans do not have wills or any type of estate planning documentation. The reasons for needing a will are numerous: Appointing guardians for minor children Choosing who will make financial and medical decisions in the event of incapacity Establishing a safety net for a child or…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: August 28, 2017

Have you had “the talk” with your adult children? You know…the one where you discuss what will happen after you are gone. For many, talking about death is very difficult, if not impossible. For many families, discussing money and inheritances is even more difficult. Why to start the conversation Many parents avoid discussing family wealth for a number of reasons:…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: August 4, 2017

A common misconception in Colorado and across the nation is that young people do not need to worry about planning what happens to their estate until they are older. In fact, this could not be further from the truth. A recent report from USA Today states that 58 percent of adults in America have no will or trust in place, and among…Read More

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

The central purpose for estate planning generally is to declare your intent about certain matters while you have the present ability. Planning for the disposition of property in a manner that avoids unnecessary expense and conflict may be thought to be the primary purpose for estate planning. This is so because everyone knows about the inevitability of death and taxes.…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: July 21, 2017

Have you been patting yourself on the back because you have an estate plan? It feels good knowing that you have done all you can to prepare for what is to come. As a part of your comprehensive estate plan, your attorney probably explained the importance of completing your beneficiary designations on life insurance policies, bank accounts, pension plans and…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: July 14, 2017

Payable on death (POD) and transfer on death (TOD) accounts are very similar, except that PODs are accounts set up with a bank, while TODs are set up with a brokerage. They both cause assets to sidestep the probate process and pass proceeds directly to the individuals you name in those accounts. What are the advantages of using a POD…Read More

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

Summer in Colorado is something special. Humidity is lower than other states, the sunshine is powerful and plentiful, and our evenings are comfortable and serene. Perfect conditions, then, to chart a financial future for the people you love. The Hughes Law Firm, P.C., is conducting the following educational seminars, which will help you prepare for the future. Wills And Trusts 101:…Read More

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