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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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5 Reasons Why DIY Estate Planning Isn’t Worth It

5 Reasons Why DIY Estate Planning Isn’t Worth It

Whenever someone famous dies without a will, people talk about getting  their will done and which type of service to use.  Currently, Americans have many choices, which include; website services; legal subscription services; purchasing software; purchasing hard copies at a bookstore or ordering online. My advice however, is rather than Doing It Yourself (DIY) work with an estate planning attorney to get your estate plan in place. Everyone needs an estate plan and it’s something everyone should do.  The majority…

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