Are you concerned about securing you and your loved ones' future? Many people erroneously believe that because they are in good health with enough financial means to be comfortable there is no hurry to plan for their estate. No one knows what may be right around the corner, however, and unfortunately that could include your own incapacitation or untimely death. If you want to know how you can lock in your future in the event of such misfortune, we urge you to contact a Denver estate planning and probate lawyer at the Blankenship Law Offices, today. We are waiting to answer your questions and start setting your mind at ease about your future and that of your loved ones.
Why Estate Planning?
Estate planning is a process that covers the distribution of property at death, as well as a variety of other personal matters. It may or may not involve tax planning. The core document most often associated with this process is a will; however, there are other options associated with estate planning that our lawyers can discuss with you, including living wills, trusts and guardian-ships. We can also help you create healthcare and financial directives in the event that you become incapacitated and are unable to make these decisions any longer. By the careful preparation that our skilled and experienced attorneys will employ in your case, the civil litigation that so often occurs when beneficiaries have issues with a decedent's estate may very likely be avoided.
Probate is the court proceeding through which the validity of a will is proven and/or intestacy laws are applied to the administration of an estate. This process generally includes collecting a decedent's assets, liquidating liabilities, paying taxes and expenses of administration and finally, distributing the inheritance to the beneficiaries of the will.
Our attorneys, with decades of expertise, are well-positioned to insure that your personal matters and financial affairs are appropriately handled and structured. By choosing our firm, you can rest assured that all that is possible will be done to see that your wishes are followed.
If you have further questions regarding wills, trusts and probate, please refer to our Legal Questions and Answers page.
For assistance in all aspects of planning for your future, contact a Denver estate planning and probate attorney at the Blankenship Law Offices.