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Wills

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: March 16, 2018

Preparing a “do-it-yourself” will when you are not experienced in estate planning is kind of like changing your own oil when you have never done any mechanical work. You may be able to do it, but chances are you are going to make mistakes and probably a mess as well. Below are just a few of the common mistakes made…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: March 15, 2018

If you have already created your will, you are well ahead of most Americans. However, many people do not realize that wills must not only reflect their wishes, they must also abide by current laws and changes in their lives. If the provisions laid out in your will do not align with your life circumstances and the current laws when…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: February 22, 2018

The whole world probably seems like it’s gone digital in the last decade or so — and the odds are good that there’s a lot of your life contained inside some digital files as well. However, many people forget to include digital planning when they do their estate planning. Without a proper plan, your heirs and executor could be stuck…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: January 12, 2018

Each state has its own statutes and requirements for wills. It pays to know your state’s requirements, or you can utilize the expertise of a Colorado estate attorney when drawing up your last will and testament. An illegitimate will could end up in probate court despite your best efforts. If you have any questions, don’t go it alone. For instance,…Read More

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

People don’t really like thinking about wills in the first place. Doing so is often painful and requires asking yourself a lot of difficult questions. However, it’s terribly important that even if you hate dealing with your will, you still set some time aside in order to review your will and other end-of-life documents once a year. Otherwise, you may…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: November 30, 2017

Inheritance theft is something that can happen right under your nose. You may have been told time and again that you’re going to inherit something only to find out that when your parent, grandparent or other relative dies that whatever you were promised is gone or the bank accounts are nearly emptied. Alternately, you may find that there’s been a…Read More

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

Earlier this year, we took a look at why it’s important to create a will and do your estate planning early on, while you’re still in good health. Now, we’ll delve into state-specific information you should know about setting up a will in Colorado. States laws have different criteria for determining whether a will is valid. In Colorado, a will is recognized as…Read More

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

At first, the term “living will” might sound like an oxymoron. If a will is a document intended for after you die, then what in the world is a living will? As it turns out, a living will is an important document in its own right that can be absolutely crucial to have. What is a living will? A living will is…Read More

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

In our prior post, we highlighted the importance of taking time have clear direction in a will to avoid inheritance disputes. This is because in times of sorrow, some may develop a sense of entitlement that may lead to disappointment when finally learning the contents of a will. In essence, some may be surprised to learn that they are not…Read More

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

In our last post, we talked about the need to create an estate plan, and how many people are adverse to the idea of getting started. This is understandable on the one hand, but on the other, your estate plan is a vital part of your life (and eventual death). Going without a solidified and legally compliant estate plan is…Read More

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