Estate Law Attorneys in Edwards
Helping with Trusts, Wills, Probate & Estate Plans
Our Edwards estate planning attorneys can help you manage your assets and direct them in a way that best suits your goals as you enter your golden years. Heckman & O’Connor is among the oldest law firms in the area, and our attorneys have more than 30 years of experience representing clients in estate law cases. We can help you create a customized, comprehensive estate plan to ensure your family and legacy are fully protected in the future.
Start working on your estate plan now. Call 970-926-5991 or contact us online.
What Should Be In Your Estate Plan?
Estate laws in Colorado are many and varied, which means you probably have numerous choices to consider when working on your estate plan. What legal tools should you include? The answer depends fully on your unique situation and why you want to make an estate plan. For example, you need to consider if you have come into a large sum of assets, reached retirement, or started a family. Sit down with our Edwards estate lawyers to get a clear idea of what should be in your estate plan and why.
An average estate plan will likely include one or more of the following legal tools:
- Wills: A handy document to name who should inherit your property when you pass away. You can also assign guardianship over your dependents in your will.
- Trusts: Avoiding probate may be possible with the correct use of trusts in your estate plan. Assets can be transferred to certain parties and for certain reasons before you pass away, expediting the entire process.
- Healthcare directives: Instructions on how to care for you medically speaking after you become debilitated, physically or mentally.
- Powers of attorney: An assignment of your legal rights to someone to act on your behalf due to debilitation.
- Life insurance policy: No estate plan is complete without setting up some form of life insurance, which is needed not just by elders, but most anyone with assets or dependents.
When all things are considered, the underlying purpose of creating an effective estate plan using Colorado’s estate laws is making things easier for your loved ones as the years go on. Part of this goal is minimizing or avoiding probate, the legal process of distributing your estate after you pass away.
Our Edwards estate law attorneys can evaluate your situation, explain the various types of estate planning tools at your disposal, and recommend the best course of action for your circumstances. We are committed to providing personalized legal representation to meet the unique needs of each client. No one gets a premanufactured solution here!
Ready to start your estate plan? No time like the present, we say! Call 970-926-5991 to schedule a consultation.