Estate Planning & Probate

Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging for the disposal of your estate during your life in order to eliminate uncertainties over the disposition of assets and maximize the value of the estate by reducing taxes and other expenses.  In this process, guardians may be designated for minor children and incapacitated persons and clients may opt for a living will and durable financial or medical power of attorney.   Probate is the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person to assure payment of creditors and proper distribution of the deceased person's property.
 
The lawyers at Law of the Rockies are experienced with all aspects of estate planning and probate.   Estate planning services range from simple wills to complicated trusts and coordinated estate planning that takes full advantage of the current tax scheme.   Probate services range from distributions in small estates by affidavit, to ancillary administration in to distribute Colorado real property owned by non-residents, to formal estate proceedings.