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Do you suspect financial, physical or emotional elder abuse?

Here at our law firm, we advise family members and other interested persons about steps to take when they suspect some kind of abuse may be going on with an elderly loved one. We also represent senior citizens themselves as well as their family members, guardians or conservators who are seeking legal remedies like lawsuits for financial exploitation or for neglect or abuse in a care arrangement. 

Estate planning issues regarding Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency is a concept first introduced in 2009 with the first offering of bitcoin, the most well known virtual currency. Many people do not understand the concept, but it can be an asset with value, so it should be included in the owner’s estate plan. Legal concepts are evolving regarding how cryptocurrency will be passed to heirs or beneficiaries through means like gifts, wills, trusts or by operation of law like other property when someone dies without a will. 

Planning for your digital shoe box of mementos

The quality of the Smartphone cameras has improved to the point it is hard to lug along the digital SLR. As we document the big and little occasions on these devices, image and video storage often remains digital - a Google photo account, YouTube channel or somewhere else in the cloud. When was the last time you printed anything?

Why everyone needs a financial power of attorney

In our last post, we covered questions to discuss with a health care surrogate (the person your appoint to make medical treatment decisions on your behalf through advance directives, such as the medical durable power of attorney). Along the same vein, everyone needs to have a financial power of attorney that authorizes a trusted relative or friend to take over your finances if you cannot.

Legal issues for adult children to consider as their parents age

While it may feel difficult to bring up sensitive issues related to aging, adult children should think carefully about how to facilitate conversations with their parents about the possibility of eventual physical or cognitive decline and about getting their personal and financial affairs in order, sooner rather than later. Doing this while they are healthy allows them to plan for eventualities according to their personal wishes during a calmer stretch of life with plenty of time for thorough planning

Should an estate plan update be your 2018 New Year’s resolution?

People have been making New Year’s resolutions for 4,000 years since the Babylonians started the practice, according to the History Channel. The beginning of a new year is a time to examine your life to see what steps you may take to make improvements, including things you might have been putting off. For many people, a smart resolution would be to establish or update an estate plan. 

Get legal advice before signing a long-term care agreement

At Chayet & Danzo, LLC, our elder law practice includes legal counsel for people across Colorado about long-term care. Placement counseling includes review of facility admission agreements to advise clients about the ramifications of signing them as written or to help in the negotiation of modifications before signing. 

Colorado probate: What about the debts of the deceased?

Wrapping up someone’s affairs after he or she has died is a complicated responsibility that falls to the person who is appointed by the court to be personal representative of the estate. One of the main duties of the personal representative in most situations is to put out direct or published notices to the creditors of the deceased according to the specific procedures established by Colorado law. The notice tells creditors that they can file claims either with the personal representative or the appropriate state court by a particular deadline as required by law.   

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