Chayet & Danzo, LLC Chayet & Danzo, LLC
Law Pay

Call for a Free Initial Consultation

Direct 303-872-5980
Toll-Free 888-472-1088
Email Us


After careful review of the COVID-19 environment, the law firm of Chayet & Danzo, LLC, will be conducting in-person appointments in our offices on a limited basis and with strict social distancing protocols.

During this time, our team will continue to diligently work remotely on all client matters and will maintain communication through email, telephone, and video conferencing. Our main office number, (303) 355-8500 will continue to be answered during our normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays.

This decision to have limited appointments in-office while following strict social distancing protocols is in the best interest and health of our team, clients and community.

We will continue accepting new clients during this period as well as fully servicing our existing clients.

We wish you and your family continued health during these unique and challenging times.

Compassion, talent and dedication: guiding colorado families and Their Trusted Advisors During Times of Need

3 reasons to update your Colorado estate plan

An estate plan needs to be a living set of documents that change with your life circumstances or they do no good.

What can go wrong? An easy example occurs frequently with beneficiary designations. Failing to change a beneficiary after divorce could even leave a 401(k) account to the wrong person.

Here are three main life changes that should prompt you to make an appointment with an estate planning attorney.

1. Change in marital status

If you have not had an estate plan before marriage, this is a good time to sit down and put together a solid estate plan.

Following divorce, you will need to closely review all aspects of your estate plan. For instance, you may need to change provisions of your will that specifically left a gift to a former spouse by name. With a remarriage – especially later in life – each of you may have children and you need to address how to fit your estates together and structure gifts in a way to avoid will contents.

2. Birth or adoption of a child

The birth or adoption of a child is exciting and changes your life overnight. As you adjust to a little one, you need to take steps to protect your child. Updating your estate plan at this point is about more than assets; you need to nominate a trusted relative or friend to care for child if anything were to happen to you.

3. Death of a beneficiary

With the aging process, one of the hardest things to deal with is the loss of loved ones. Updating an estate plan is the last thing you might consider when grieving the loss of a spouse, parent or child. However, it is an important step. If a beneficiary had children, you may need to change a provision so that a gift will flow to his or her children.

When any of these life events occur, make the time to speak with an attorney. Updating your estate plan to respond to life changes will ensure that loved ones know and can follow your wishes.

Source: Huffington Post, “9 Life Changes That Require An Estate Plan Review,” Steve Cook, Aug, 18, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Watch Our Firm Video

We are the premier Elder Law firm in the Colorado region. We set ourselves apart from other law firms in the area with our talent, dedication, compassion and ability of our attorneys to handle any case in Elder Law. We serve Colorado families with experience and dignity in your time of need.

View More Videos

Denver Office
650 S.Cherry St., Suite 710
Denver, CO 80246

Toll Free: 1-888-472-1088
Phone: 303-872-5980
Fax: 303-355-8501
Denver Law Office Map

Edwards Office
105 Edwards Village Blvd.
Edwards, CO 81632

Toll Free: 888-472-1088
Toll Free: 1-888-472-1088
Fax: 303-355-8501
Edwards Law Office Map

Aspen Office
600 East Hopkins Avenue
Suite 301
Aspen, CO 81611

Toll Free: 888-472-1088
Toll Free: 1-888-472-1088
Fax: 303-355-8501
Aspen Law Office Map

  • Rated by Super Lawyers Macro Chayet
  • Rated by Super Lawyers Frank J. Danzo, III
  • Member National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. TM
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb Top Attorney Elder Law
  • 2015 Five Star Professional Wealth Manager Multi-Year Winner
  • Our new 2015 Medicaid Book: how to protect your Family's Assets from devastating nursing home costs
  • Peer Review Rated For Ethical standards & Legal Ability TM Martindale Hubbell