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Why not to use a do-it-yourself will

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.

How much do you know about Colorado wills?

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.

Watch for signs your inheritance is being stolen

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.

Jerry's 'actual' kids left out of his will

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.

Having, and maintaining, your will is critical

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 dangerous, and it could leave your beneficiaries and family members without a clear path for acquiring family assets.

What should you know about writing a will?

Writing your will is one of the most important parts of estate planning in Colorado. This invaluable document acts as a set of master instructions for your loved ones at the time of your passing. It can educate them about where you would like your money to go, where you wish for your possessions to end up and who should care for dependents if you have any. So, what should you know about writing a will?

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