Silly Laws and Cases – Grazinski v. Winnebago: When Cruise Control Isn’t Autopilot

Don't do this while driving your motor home! In the annals of legal history, there are cases that become legendary for their sheer absurdity, shedding light on the fine line between personal responsibility and common sense. Among these is the peculiar case of Grazinski v. Winnebago, a lawsuit that captured...

Estate Plan Basics – Fundamental Components of an Estate Plan

Creating an estate plan might not be at the top of your to-do list, but it's a critical step to ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes and your loved ones are taken care of in the event of your passing. An estate plan is not just for...

Understanding Probate – How to Avoid Probate

Probate can be a lengthy and costly process that follows the passing of a loved one. In Colorado, as in many other states, the probate process involves the court overseeing the distribution of a deceased person's assets. However, there are proactive steps you can take during your lifetime to potentially...

Understanding “Step Up in Basis”

Estate planning involves making important decisions to ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes after your passing. One crucial aspect of estate planning is understanding the concept of "step-up in basis" and utilizing tools like revocable living trusts to maximize the benefits for your beneficiaries. This blog...

Navigating Will Challenges – Undue Influence

The loss of a loved one is undoubtedly a challenging time, and dealing with the distribution of their estate can further complicate matters. In some cases, concerns may arise regarding the validity of a will due to allegations of undue influence. Undue influence refers to situations where an individual exerts...

Navigating Will Challenges – The Basics

Inheritance matters are often intricate, encompassing emotions, relationships, and occasionally, legal conflicts. While a last will and testament aim to ensure smooth asset distribution after one's passing, there are instances where individuals may question the validity or fairness of a will under Colorado law. In this blog post, we delve...

Demystifying Trusts: Revocable Living Trusts vs. Irrevocable Trusts

Trusts are powerful legal instruments designed to protect and manage assets, ensuring their efficient distribution according to your wishes. When it comes to estate planning, two popular options emerge: revocable living trusts and irrevocable trusts. Understanding the differences between these two types of trusts is essential to make informed decisions...

Funding a Revocable Living Trust – The Basics

When it comes to estate planning, many individuals are familiar with the concept of a revocable living trust. However, there is a crucial step often overlooked – funding the trust. Funding a revocable living trust is like breathing life into it, ensuring that your hard-earned assets are protected, efficiently managed,...