While it can be difficult to think about planning for the aftermath of a serious or fatal injury, it is important to take steps now to ensure that your loved ones are cared for in the event that you cannot be there. Trusts and estates law, and trust planning, can help you to plan for the future in a variety of ways.
Trusts and Estates Lawyers Assisting Clients in Denver
We have years of experience helping Denver residents to plan for the future, and we can assist you with all aspects of your estate planning needs, including but not limited to:
- Providing for your future financial care in the event of incapacitation;
- Providing for your future medical care if you cannot make healthcare decisions for yourself;
- Setting up a trust for the care of family members;
- Implementing plans for the guardianship of your minor children;
- Implementing plans for the care of your disabled children;
- Planning for estate tax questions now;
- Ensuring that your partner is financially secure in the event of your incapacitation or death;
- Ensuring that your possessions are dispersed as you want them to be; and
- Protecting your business for the future.
Whether you are interested in planning for guardianship for your minor children or ensuring that your assets are used in a particular manner, the Denver estate planning lawyers at Robinson & Henry, P.C. can assist you.
Planning for Your Financial and Medical Care
If something happens to you, and you cannot make financial or medical decisions for yourself, who will make those decisions? By planning ahead, you can ensure that someone you trust is in charge of your finances and your medical care. How can you do this?
- Durable power of attorney: a durable power of attorney is a written document in which you give someone else the power to make financial decisions for you in the event that you are unable to make these decisions yourself. For example, if there is an accident and you become incapacitated, this person can step in and make decisions about how to spend money on your health care, or how to pay other bills. This document will only come into play if your incapacitation prevents you from acting on your own behalf.
- Healthcare power of attorney: a health care power of attorney is also a written document that gives someone you trust the power to make healthcare decisions for you if you cannot do so yourself. Like a durable power of attorney, this document only becomes relevant if you are incapacitated and cannot make your own healthcare decisions.
- Living will: this written document outlines what kinds of medical treatments you want to have that would keep you alive (or do not want to have), such as life support. This is a way for you to voice your decisions about end-of-life care and to ensure that they are honored, even if you become incapacitated.
An article from the Mayo Clinic emphasizes the importance of planning ahead, especially when it comes to health care decisions. To be sure, advance directives and living wills are not just for older adults. Everyone should consider this type of estate planning.
Helping You through the Probate Process
Probate can be a difficult process, especially if a loved one’s will is being contested by family members or if that person died without a will. There are different types of probates, depending upon the size of your estate and whether the estate is being contested. An experienced Denver probate lawyer can help you and your family through the probate process.
Contact an Estate Planning Attorney in Denver
Whether you need assistance drafting a will, setting up a trust, writing an advance directive, or dealing with the probate process, an estate planning attorney in Denver can help. Contact Robinson & Henry, P.C. today to learn more about our services.