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Why Do I Need a Will?

Many people understand that a will acts as the roadmap for distributing someone’s assets upon death. However, not everyone realizes that a will does much more than specifying who receives what. Some of the other important functions that a will can serve include the following: Nominate a Personal Representative. The PR collects the assets of … Continue Reading

Terry Schiavo Case: In Colorado, A Living Will Is Not The Correct Solution

As a result of publicity over the Terry Schiavo case, I have received several inquiries from clients and others about the use of living wills and advance directives in Colorado. After reviewing the living will and medical durable power of attorney forms published by the Colorado Bar Association, and Colorado’s statutes governing living wills and … Continue Reading

Advance Directives

  The Case For Advance Directives Advance directives have become as common as wills in estate planning. Most estate planning packages today will include both general and healthcare durable powers of attorney and a living will. Are these documents necessary for most adults or merely exploitation of the public’s fear? If one weighs the minimal … Continue Reading

Why You Really Do Need a Will

Four Documents We All Should Have, or Why You Really Do Need a Will  It used to be that people were worried that if they didn’t have a will, all their assets would go to the state. Most people are now aware that this doesn’t happen, but there is a great deal of misinformation still … Continue Reading

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