How To Protect Your Assets From A Child’s Divorce

A child’s wedding day is one of the happiest occasions in life for most parents, especially when they approve wholeheartedly of that child’s choice of mate. Sometimes, however, the choice is not always welcomed and parents become concerned about how to protect assets they plan to leave their children in case of a divorce. Or other times, there simply is Continue Reading →

6 Ways a Trust Trumps a Will

 “MYTH: I have a Will, so my estate won’t go through probate.”     • #1: Avoiding probate. After your passing, a Will lands your loved ones in the middle of the probate court while a Trust is administered privately outside the court system. Probate is LONG (average of 12-18 months) and EXPENSIVE (average cost of 5% of the market Continue Reading →

Inheriting a Retirement Account

You’ve done your homework and established a trust as the cornerstone of your legacy planning. The trust is funded with your real estate along with all your bank and investment accounts and your personal property has been assigned over to the trust. What about your beneficiary designated accounts? Your life insurance? Your retirement accounts? Do you name your trust as Continue Reading →

Diapers Hard to Find; Perpetuates Public Health Problems

Denver, CO – Local law firm, Wills & Wellness (www.willsandwellness.com), is hosting its Second Annual Diaper Drive right now through October 1, 2014. The firm is attempting to beat its goal from last year of collecting over 1,000 diapers for needy families in Denver. Diaper Banks are hard to find in Denver and one major resource, the Diaper Bank of Continue Reading →

In honor of Earth Day: Can an estate plan be paperless?

In typical lawyerly fashion, the answer is it depends. Of course the less paper the better! But to ensure your family has a smooth transition in case of your incapacity or disability, “paper-lite” might be a better approach than purely “paperless.” We are not quite there technologically to electronically sign—and more importantly, to rely on the widespread acceptance of an Continue Reading →

the Biggest Little Book Drive ever

Wills & Wellness is a law firm committed to making a difference in the community and enhancing the lives of those around us. This Spring, our firm is hosting our First Annual Biggest Little Book Drive and we’re asking for your help! Ever seen the Free Little Library Boxes around your neighborhood? They look like this. (…check out even more Continue Reading →

New Parents Plan for the Future

Note from Wills & Wellness: We were so honored that our clients were featured by Colorado State University for the planned giving that we helped them create. Have a special foundation or organization that you care about deeply? Contact us for help in leaving your own personal legacy. This article was reposted from the Colorado State University website. Read the Continue Reading →

Sarah Hershberger Guardianship Case: Exploring Parents’ Rights To Make Medical Decisions

To most parents, the question of whether the government should intervene to dictate how a child should be raised is an easy one. Parents, not the court system, should decide what is best for their children — in the absence, of course, of abuse or neglect. But does that change when a child’s life is on the line?    That Continue Reading →