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June 2017 Archives

Ancillary probate for personal representatives from other states

We regularly represent and advise people who have been appointed by the court to be personal representatives responsible for the administration of estates of people who have died. One scenario in this context arises when someone who is not domiciled here in Colorado dies, usually in another state, but leaves Colorado real estate or personal property that he or she owned within Colorado.

Portability & Estate Tax: What it is and why it's important?

Colorado does not levy a state tax on your estate and the federal estate tax exemption is currently $5.49 million per individual in 2017, so why consider filing an estate tax return? Portability. This provision in the tax code allows for the transfer of any unused portion of the exemption to a surviving spouse.

Trust formation basics: Part I

Some of the misperceptions about trusts are that they are too burdensome or expensive. In many situations they provide a cost-effective vehicle to plan for the needs of a surviving spouse and smoothly transfer assets to the next generation.

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