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First Misconception In Estate Planning


The first misconception in Estate planning is that you don't need an estate plan. For more information about family law or divorce matters in Colorado, contact Miller & Steiert, PC today www.m-s-lawyers.com or 303-798-2525.
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How Do You Modify or Appeal a Divorce or Child Custody Decision?

The term executor or executrix is not the term we use in Colorado. We hear our clients use that term a lot. The term we use in Colorado is gender neutral, and it's called a personal representative. That is the exact same thing as an executor or executrix. That's the individual who's going to be named to handle your estate. If you're going through probate, they're the ones who are...
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What is Probate?


Probate is a judicial process where a court is involved and the purpose of this Probate is to transfer assets from the deceased (the decedent), to the appropriate people who are living. For more information about family law or divorce matters in Colorado, contact Miller & Steiert, PC today www.m-s-lawyers.com or 303-798-2525.
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What Are The Recent Changes To Colorado Law Regarding My Digital Assets?

There's a new law in Colorado regarding digital assets, and we affectionately refer to the law as RUFADA. That stands for the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. It is a mouthful, but what this act is trying to do is it's trying to reverse the issues that federal law has presented. Under federal law it's actually illegal for somebody to get access to your digital access using...
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Who May Have Access To My Digital Assets?


If you want to get access to social media, the Power of Attorney must specifically state that your agent has the right or ability to get access to that account. The second individual would be a trustee of a trust and third would be a conservator of somebody's estate. For more information about family law or divorce matters in Colorado, contact Miller & Steiert, PC today www.m-s-lawyers.com or 303-798-2525.
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What Are My Options If The Deceased Has Not Left A Plan For Digital Assets?

If a loved one has passed away and there is either no planning in place or the planning that is in place does not address digital assets, unfortunately the answer is that there's not much that we can do. The terms of service in federal law are likely going to control, in which case nobody can use your username or password to get access to those accounts. Now, with that...
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What To Consider When Planning For Digital Assets When You Die


One of the things that you can do is to create a list of user names and passwords. Here at Miller and Steiert, we keep up on all the changing laws with digital assets so that your estate plan is also up to date. For more information about family law or divorce matters in Colorado, contact Miller & Steiert, PC today www.m-s-lawyers.com or 303-798-2525.
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What Is A Digital Asset?

Traditionally, when people think of assets when they die, they're thinking of either a tangible asset like a car, jewelry, furniture or they're thinking about some type of financial account like a life insurance policy or a bank account, investment accounts, but now that we're living our lives in the digital world, we need to also consider those kinds of assets as part of the estate plan. What can encompass...
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What Protections Do I Have, Against Pregnancy Discrimination?


A woman who's pregnant or has a pregnancy related condition has to be treated the same in employment purposes as any other employee would be treated. For more information about family law or divorce matters in Colorado, contact Miller & Steiert, PC today www.m-s-lawyers.com or 303-798-2525.
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Severance Agreements –What Do They Usually Cover?

A severance agreement comes about when there's a separation of employment and the employer wants to give to the employee benefits to which they otherwise would not be entitled in exchange for the employee releasing any and all claims that they might have against the employer. The common terms in the severance agreement would include things like the amount of the payment; the timing of the payments, if it's going...
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Does All Property Have To Go Through Probate When A Person Dies?


There are two major categories of assets that are going to be triggering the court process following a person's death. The first is Real Estate. The 2nd is is if your assets in total equal $66,000 in 2017 or more. For more information about family law or divorce matters in Colorado, contact Miller & Steiert, PC today www.m-s-lawyers.com or 303-798-2525.  
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Can I Name A Guardian For My Minor Child?

Most people when they traditionally think of a will they think, "When I die this is where my assets are going." That is in fact something that a will can do, but that's not the only thing a will can do for you. The first and foremost important thing is if you have a minor child, meaning an individual under the age of 18 that you've either adopted or is...
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What Should I Expect During My Initial Consultation?


Our paralegal will be send an intake questionnaire to fill out before the initial consultation. It can be kind  of scary coming to in to talk to an attorney for the first time, so we want to use the 1-1.5 hours that we have to provide basic rundowns of the documents, discuss the questionnaire and to start formulating a plan. For more information about family law or divorce matters in...
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Do Wills Need To Go Through Probate?

There is a misconception out there that if you have a last will and testament that you do not have to go through probate. You've dictated in the will where you want you assets to go. That is not true. A will actually goes through that probate process. See the clip about probates and what the probate process is. Wills go through probate. It's not having will or not having...
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2nd Misconception In Estate Planning


Another misconception in Estate Planning is that you don't need to use an Estate planning attorney. I would almost always recommend that you at least talk to an estate planning attorney. For more information about family law or divorce matters in Colorado, contact Miller & Steiert, PC today www.m-s-lawyers.com or 303-798-2525.
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How Are My Assets Transferred In My Will?

Most people, when they traditionally think of a will, they think, "When I die, this is where my assets are going." And that is in fact something that a will can do, but that's not the only thing a will can do for you. The other thing that a will can do, is it can leave wealth with conditions. So, yes, the will can transfer your assets, but you can...
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What Is A Living Will and Do I Need One?


A living will is also called an advanced medical directive, it's a medical document that I would recommend anyone over the age of 18 have. For more information about family law or divorce matters in Colorado, contact Miller & Steiert, PC today www.m-s-lawyers.com or 303-798-2525.
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What is The Difference Between A Will versus Trust

There's a lot of differences between wills versus trust. There's no right answer for every person. I see a lot of people that come to me and they say, "I don't need a trust. It costs more to draft that. I just want to do a last will and testament." Well, that's a misconception. A last will and testament may not be appropriate for you, which is why the initial...
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Can I Name More Than One Executor To My Estate?


Whether or not you should name more than one personal representative or executor or executrix depends on your situation and I would have to advise you based off of your personal situation. For more information about family law or divorce matters in Colorado, contact Miller & Steiert, PC today www.m-s-lawyers.com or 303-798-2525.
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First Misconception In Estate Planning

Misconceptions that I hear just from the general public and from some clients. The first one would be, I don't need an estate plan. The state of Colorado is just going to take care of it for me. Well, there is some truth to that. You don't necessarily have to have an estate plan for your assets to be transferred at death. You don't necessarily have to have an estate...
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