Denver Estate Planning Attorney
You have worked hard to achieve everything you have, but it can all be lost if you do not take the proper steps to protect it. An estate is made up of all your assets, property, and possessions. An experienced Denver estate planning attorney works with you to ensure that your assets will be distributed according to your wishes after your death. Every adult needs an estate plan, regardless of your age or financial status. At Miller & Steiert, P.C. we understand estate planning and are here to assist our clients protect their assets.
We provide a wide range of legal services to fit your needs including:
• Last Will and Testament
• Medical Powers of attorney/Living Wills
• Asset Protection
The Essentials of Estate Planning
An estate plan is a collection of documents that are designed to provide direction for your assets, finances, and health in the event that you become sick or incapacitated. If you die without a will in place, Colorado statute determines where your assets will go which may not be where you intended. An estate plan may contain instructions regarding how to handle your medical care and finances in the event you are unable to make decisions. A will or trust may be set up to provide guardianship and financial support for minor children if you pass away. The estate plan is set up to take the best advantage of the current tax laws so that your heirs get the most from their inheritance. A complete estate plan is best accomplished with help from a qualified Colorado estate planning lawyer.
Wills and Living Wills
The most basic of all estate plan documents is the last will and testament. The will defines the division of your estate and financially protects your loved ones after your death. A will also establishes guardianship of children. While a will is utilized after your death, a living will is designed for use while you are still living. It provides for your wishes regarding important medical care instructions for doctors. The living will is extremely helpful in assisting your loved ones face your difficult end of life treatment decisions. A power of attorney may be included in your estate plan to allow for someone else to take over your finances if the need arises. Our experienced Denver estate planning attorney will help you prepare all the documents necessary to protect your assets once you’re gone.
Putting Your Estate Plan Together
The drafting of wills, trusts, living wills, and powers of attorney can be quite complex issues. An astute Denver estate planning attorney works to meet your needs while taking care to protect your interests. Sometimes a poor plan is actually worse than having no plan at all. Ambiguities, unclear directions, improper execution, and outdated information can create a result much different from what you intended. Do not put off putting a good estate plan into place.
At Miller & Steiert, P.C. we take the confusion out of Colorado estate planning. Our experienced attorneys understand the necessary documents and current laws to put together an estate plan that works for you and your circumstances. We answer your questions and assist in providing an outstanding legal estate plan that will protect your legacy for your family and loved ones. Contact Miller & Steiert, P.C. today for a consultation.