Estate Planning in Denver
Every individual should have a plan in place for the distribution or disposal of their assets upon his or her death. Estate planning is essential to:
- Possibly avoiding probate
- Help reduce taxes
- Ensure your wishes are followed
- Protect surviving loved ones
Our Colorado estate planning lawyers will work with you to determine your unique estate plan goals so the plans we put onto paper achieve those goals. At Brown Law Firm, we listen to clients’ goals and objectives and tailor each client’s estate plan to meet the client’s specific needs. We do not take a one-size-fits-all approach, so your estate plan will not be just another generic form. Nicole Economy Brown holds a Masters in Taxation, but she believes the “tax tail” should not wag the dog, meaning an estate plan does not have to be completed solely for tax planning purposes.
In addition to a will and/or revocable trust directing disposition of assets at death, estate planning often encompasses what are described as ancillary documents including:
- General Durable Power of Attorney
- Medical Power of Attorney
- Living Will
- Personal Property Memorandum
- Disposition of Last Remains
These highly important documents address the management of assets and medical decision making in the event of incapacity and are an important component of all good and thorough estate plans. Our Denver estate planning lawyers will ensure that your ancillary documents and your wills and trusts flow seamlessly together.