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November 2016 Archives

Why single parents need to designate a guardian

A tragic accident leaves a young boy without a father. His father had been the most stable figure in his life for some time. What happens now? Inertia and worries about the cost of an estate plan keep many unmarried parents from putting a plan in writing. This leaves the court to designate a guardian.

Same-sex couples still face unique estate planning challenges

Even with the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision and myriad state-level initiatives that recognized the validity of same-sex marriage, many of these couples still find themselves facing unique challenges where legal matters are concerned. For example, there are many inconsistencies from state to state regarding tax issues, beneficiary designations, insurance benefits and recognition of parentage that disproportionately affect same-sex couples, particularly those who are unmarried.

Fulfilling the duties of a guardian in Colorado

We have posted a lot of information on this blog about the responsibilities of a guardian in the life of an incapacitated person. We recognize that if you have been asked to take on this role you probably have a lot of questions.

Part 2: Analyze and decide on a business succession strategy

In our last post, we discussed some of the challenges that face family businesses when transitioning between generations. Starting the succession planning process is often the toughest step. But failure to do so can limit the odds of continued success.

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