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Electronic Wills In Colorado

Electronic Wills In Colorado

Since January 2021, electronic wills or e-wills are valid in Colorado. The Colorado Uniform Electronic Wills Act allows for remote signing and witnessing of wills. Ordinarily, a person signs their will in front of a notary and two witnesses. This routinely happens at the attorney’s office, or sometimes at the signer’s home. During the pandemic however, this became increasingly challenging because of social distancing, limits on gatherings, as well as office closings. It just so happened, prior to COVID-19 a…

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Updating Your Estate Plan in 2021

Updating Your Estate Plan in 2021

Updating your estate plan with COVID-19 in mind is something everyone should do this year. We will still be dealing with COVID for several more months. Regardless of whether a pandemic exists, reviewing your estate every now and then is always a good idea. During COVID-19, the time is now rather than then. Re-familiarize yourself with your estate plan documents. Carefully read, through them looking any changes to your plan, especially keeping in mind the challenges of living in a…

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A Letter of Last Instructions: A Will’s Best Friend

A Letter of Last Instructions: A Will’s Best Friend

Don’t overlook this important piece of your estate planning. The letter of last instructions gives your personal representative, as well as your family, details they’ll need to settle financial matters, and resolve your final wishes. Although, it’s not legally binding, it’s an invaluable resource to your loved ones. It provides final wishes not covered in your will, as well as contact information, they’ll need to close accounts and settle your matters. What To Write Often, a letter of last instructions…

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Estate Planning and Beneficiary Deeds In Colorado

Estate Planning and Beneficiary Deeds In Colorado

In Colorado, a home or real property can transfer from one owner to another by the use of a beneficiary deed. Upon the death of the grantor, the transfer of property passes outside of probate. As with creating a trust or joint tenancy, the use of a beneficiary deed is considered another probate avoidance strategy. Below of some things you should know about beneficiary deeds when considering one in your estate plan: It must be recorded before the death of…

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Basic Estate Plans

Basic Estate Plans

An estate plan isn’t just for parents. If you’re over the age of 18 you’ll still need one. Family and friends will need to make decisions for you if you’re in the hospital and can’t communicate. They will want to know what to do with your stuff in case you die. Here’s a list of some basic documents you’ll need for your estate plan, regardless if you have children or not. Incapacity Documents A well drafted estate plan always includes…

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