How do I make sure my spouse and children are cared for when I pass? How can I ensure my aging mother is safe and has sufficient funds for her well-being? What do I do if someone is influencing my loved one to give away property or redo their Will?
These are common questions in the realm of probate and estate law. From drafting Estate Plans, Wills, and Trusts, to filing for Conservatorship or Guardianship, to handling Probate Administration and Litigation, our Greeley and Fort Collins probate attorney can help educate you on the available legal options and guide you through the process of finding the best option for your unique situation.
Estate Administration and Litigation: Many of our clients come to us after the passing of a loved one. At these times, there are so many emotions to work through that navigating the world of legalese, forms, and foreign legal processes becomes daunting. We help guide you through the process by explaining the options and necessary steps to you’ll need to take to fulfill your loved one’s last wishes. Whether you are a beneficiary under a trust, a nominated trustee, a recipient under a Will, a nominated Personal Representative (sometimes called an “Executor"), an heir by law (or think you might be), a concerned family member, or anything in between, we can explain the process and guide you through this difficult time.
Protective Proceedings: Guardianship and Conservatorship: As our loved ones age, are left without a fit parent, or fall victim to cognitive or physical ailments, it is difficult to watch them struggle with things such as health care, making financial decisions, and acts of daily living. We may fear they will be taken advantage of or that they aren’t getting the proper nourishment and personal care they need. This is where guardianship and conservatorship proceedings come in. Conservators are appointed by a court to help care for a loved one’s finances when they cannot adequately do so on their own. Guardians are appointed to help plan for a loved one’s health and daily needs. If you are wondering how to best help your aging or disabled loved one, we can guide you through these and other legal options.
Estate Planning: You’ve probably heard it before: when you’re planning for your legacy, the time to plan is now. When a loved one passes, the surviving family members are often dealing with many difficult emotions and tasks. The easier the process of fulfilling their loved one’s last wishes, the more they can focus on grieving, growing, and getting along with one another. Whether it is a simple Will or a complex Trust (or system of Trusts), we strive to understand your unique situation and prepare the documents you will need to leave the legacy you want without confusion or confrontation for your surviving loved ones.
Issues We Handle:
Conservator Appointments and Disputes
Determination of Heirs
Elder Abuse and Exploitation
Guardian Appointments and Disputes
Power of Attorney
Spousal Share Disputes
Wills and Trusts
Please note that every case is unique, and results will vary based on many different factors.