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ESTATE PLANNING

The knowledgeable attorneys at The Hickey Law Firm, LLC strive to provide our clients with the most thorough and effective Estate Planning documents.  We work with clients to custom draft Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, and all other important legal documents to facilitate each client’s particular needs and desires.  We can assist with all types of Estate Planning; including but not limited to the following:
- Wills
- Durable Powers of Attorney
- Health Care Powers of Attorney
- Living Wills- Family Limited Partnerships (LLC's and LLLP's)
- Revocable Trusts
- Living Trusts
- Qualified Domestic Trusts
- Qualified Personal Residence Trusts
- Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts
- Minor's Trusts
- Grandchildren's Trusts
- Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILIT's)
- Charitable Trusts
- Supplemental/Special Needs Trusts

If you have any questions about these or other services offered by The Hickey Law Firm, LLC, please contact us at info@thehickeylawfirm.net or feel free to call our office at (303)935-2701.

 

What is an Estate Plan?

The term Estate Plan simply refers to all of the documents that you have prepared.  It usually includes a Will, a Durable General Power of Attorney, a Health Care Power of Attorney, and a Living Will at minimum.  It can include much more depending upon your particular needs.

Why is it Necessary to have an Estate Plan?

It is very important to have your Estate Plan in order prior to your passing or disability.  Having the proper plan in effect can save taxes, ensure that the proper individuals will be in charge of handling your affairs when you can’t, can avoid fights and disagreements among your family and beneficiaries, and can guarantee your assets pass to those parties you intend them to pass to.

When a person passes away without an effective, thorough Estate Plan, the administration, also referred to as Probate, is often more costly, property passes in ways the decedent would not intend, and individuals the decedent would not choose end up managing the estate.

Having the knowledgeable attorneys at The Hickey Law Firm, LLC prepare your Estate Plan will allow you to:
- Dictate exactly to whom all of your assets will pass upon your death
- Prevent your property from becoming property of the State of Colorado
- Allow you to nominate individuals to care for your minor children if you can't
- Allow you to say who will manage your estate
- Allow you to say who will care for you and your health care needs
- Minimize expenses, taxes, and delays

I already have and Estate Plan, Will, or Trust


It is important that you review your Estate Plan, or legal documents at least yearly.  Laws and your personal circumstances change over time and it is important that your Estate Plan always accurately reflects your desires.  It is not enough that your family knows what you want, or you have written out instruction on your computer.  If you have any questions about the validity of your documents or think changes may be required, contact us.  We can help you determine if you need to make changes, and we can further help you decide the quickest, cheapest, and easiest ways to makes those changes.