Tag Archives: estate planning

WHY ESTATE PLANNING NOW IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER—AND WHY WE MAY NEVER DRINK CORONA BEER AGAIN!

It is 2 am and I cannot sleep like most people right now absorbing the fact our entire world has changed in the last week.  We have gone from working, going about our day, to the whole world being trapped at home on a Stay at Home Order from our Governor.  Never in the history […]

Why Hire an Attorney to Draft Your Will, Trust or Other Documents?

Your Last Will and Testament, your Revocable Living Trust and your medical and financial Powers of Attorney are legal documents. A Will directs who your property will pass to when you die. A trust is also a legal document created during life or as part of your Will, whereby an individual transfers ownership of property […]

Your estate plan needs an update, even if it is new

Reuters / Beth Pinsker Got a dusty old binder with your will and estate plan? Even if you had your paperwork set up a few years ago, all of your documents are now out of date, thanks to new tax laws that went into effect at the turn of the year. “Blow the dust off […]

Are Your Heirs Stuck with Your Charity Pledges?

Generally speaking, if you promise to give something of value to a charity, that promise constitutes a legal debt. There are nuances and exceptions, but your death is not normally one of them. Should you pass away leaving an unfulfilled, promised charitable donation to a nonprofit or charity, your heirs will have to deal with it in one fashion or another. […]

Do you know the 5 Retirement Housekeeping Moves you should review for 2018?

By reviewing the following items now, you’ll alleviate the stress and frustration of having to manage a loved one’s estate in a pinch. #1: Review IRA beneficiary forms (not your will) to see who you’ve identified to inherit the IRA after you die. #2: Update 401(k) forms. By law, your spouse gets this account if […]

DIY vs. Professional

One of our concerns as elder law attorneys is making sure our clients have well-drafted legally enforceable documents to help them through difficult stages in life, when they can no longer make their own decisions about health care, end of life decisions or financial well-being. It is so very important for people to not only […]

“Born to Be Wild”

“Born to Be Wild” doesn’t mean being unprepared-having a will and disability planning documents like powers of attorney are important!  Be prepared! You worked hard for that bike and all your fun toys in life–make sure you protect what you have! Accidents unfortunately happen–long-term care insurance and a good estate plan are crucial-don’t “ride bitch” […]

The Germany Law Firm

The Germany Law Firm, P.C. is a probate, elder law and estate planning law firm with locations in Denver, Westminster and Erie, Colorado dedicated to providing clients with exceptional service by focusing on their individual needs and long-term planning goals. We work with all families and individuals and understand how unexpected challenges arise when it […]

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