A will is a legal document that can be used to distribute assets. However, a will does not come into effect until after death. In order for assets to be distributed beneficiaries must go through the probate process.
A trust can be used to manage assets prior to death or after death. In order to for assets to be distributed beneficiaries are generally not required to go through the probate process.
At Evans Case, our attorneys have extensive knowledge of estate planning strategies and elder law so you can ensure that your wishes and your family’s best interests will be fully protected when you pass on. When it comes to helping you develop a comprehensive estate plan, our attorneys can assist you with a variety of estate planning matters, including any of the following areas:
Renee hired us to help her elderly childless aunts ensure their assets would pass on to designated beneficiaries uncontested. We clearly outlined how Colorado elder law applied to their estates giving everyone peace of mind. The aunts have since passed away and their estates have passed on to their intended heirs with no complications.
We handled an estate where a caregiver had coerced the decedent into transferring certain assets into both of their names jointly. Through litigation, we were able to get an order from the Court requiring the transfer of certain assets back into the name of the Trust and requiring the caregiver to pay our attorney fees.
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