Colorado Estate Planning Lawyers
Wheat Ridge, CO Estate Planning Lawyer
Elle Byram earned her law degree at the University of California Davis, School of Law. She also earned her Bachelors in Psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder as well as a Masters in clinical psychology at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in Palo Alto, CA. Elle has a broad background, enabling her to serve the legal needs of a variety of clients. Elle worked at large and small law firms practicing in both litigation and corporate work. She also has worked as in...
Larry is married to Dr. Barbara Gaddis, who is an organic chemistry professor and Assistant Vice Chancellor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. They have two sons, Jeffrey W. Gaddis, who is a Realtor in Colorado Springs, and Aaron P. Gaddis, who practices...
Colorado Springs, CO Estate Planning Attorney
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Colorado Springs, CO 80904
University of Denver
All too often, people assume they can navigate the legal system on their own. The truth is it's important to work with a competent and experienced attorney who can help you understand complex legal concepts and take creative, practical steps toward a solution.
At our firm, we emphasize trust and accessibility. By encouraging an open dialog, we can better understand your legal issues and...
This isn't always possible; there are areas of the law that by nature require you to be reactive rather than proactive. If you are in a car accident, whether you're the responsible party or victim, you are reacting to the situation. When you are served with a civil complaint, you are put on the defensive--you react. After you are arrested for some criminal offense, you are reactive.
But there are other areas of law that lend themselves to careful, thoughtful analysis and preparation for the future.
Estate Planning. You have...
A wide range of education and experience gives this attorney a unique perspective to your legal and personal issues. His concern, first and foremost, is for his client’s complete needs. It is often difficult to find concern for personal well-being as a client of a large, inhospitable law firm....
Tucker received his Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. His course of study focused on estate planning and tax law. He won awards for legal writing and for working with nonprofit organizations.
After law school, Tucker served as law clerk for Judge Arnaud Newton in Fort Collins. He was employed as an attorney at the firms of Frey,...
Originally from South Dakota, Chelsea was raised in Fort Collins, Colorado, and has lived most of her life along the Front Range and in the...
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Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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