Estate Planning and Probate

Trust and Estates Lawyer in Colorado

Planning for your future gives you peace of mind and the confidence that your plans and wishes will be respected in the event of incapacity or your passing. Your estate plan is one way to leave behind a legacy for your loved ones, and a well-structured estate plan reduces stress, confusion, and the possibility of estate disputes after you pass away.

At our law firm, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all all strategy for estate planning. Instead, we use a client-focused approach to determine the best way for you to leave a legacy for your loved ones and to document your most important wishes.

Estate plans can incorporate numerous legal documents and directives, and our law firm works with you to create a strategic plan aligned with your needs and continues to work with clients so that their plan can grow and evolve as necessary.

Estate Planning Services

Whether you’re just starting to think about your estate, have recently moved to Colorado, or need to update your existing plan, our attorneys will work with you.

We provide full support for a range of estate planning offerings:

  • Trust-based Planning, which includes special needs trusts, living trusts, and many other types of specialized trusts that can be used to help protect beneficiaries, provide asset protection, and reduce your taxes
  • Will-based Planning, which is the foundation of any estate plan, that helps your loved ones with a transition of assets and care of a minor child should the unexpected happen.
  • Conservatorships and Guardianships. Both of these can ensure that a loved one is properly cared for when they’re no longer able to care for themselves. We can help you create customized conservatorship or guardianship plans for your aging loved ones or minor children, if the need arises.
  • Powers of Attorney. Power of attorney documents give important instructions and authority to other individuals to act on your behalf if you are unable to do so.
  • Asset Protection. You have likely worked a great deal to accumulate what you have and don’t want to risk losing this in divorce, bankruptcy, or creditors. Our estate planning lawyers will work with you to determine the most appropriate estate and asset protection planning strategies.
  • Estate Taxes. Estate tax laws evolve over time, making it difficult for people to identify the appropriate strategy for them. We work with you to create a plan that works now, but also remain in touch with you to help ensure that your plan still addresses your needs well into the future.

Hiring the Right Trusts and Estates Lawyer

At Burton & Beale, we believe that each person’s circumstances and estate is specific to them. Your goals align with your life and legacy, and we help you create the holistic strategy to accomplish those estate goals. We build long-term relationships with our clients to help you adjust your plan as needed due to life changes or shifting estate tax laws. As your partners in thoughtful estate planning, you can always reach out to us and discuss your situation with your attorney.

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