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Elder Abuse: How many are affected and who are the abusers?

The National Council on Aging reports that approximately one in ten seniors over the age of 60 have experienced some form of elder abuse. The term itself is very broad and encompasses physical, sexual or emotional abuse along with financial exploitation, neglect and abandonment. What are some of the warning signs?

Siblings and inheritance: 3 points about preventing disputes

With every day that passes, adult siblings who grew up together get farther away from their common upbringing. Over time, many relationships become frayed - and often break down altogether after a parent's death gives rise to an inheritance dispute.

What would Prince have wanted? And who gets to decide?

In his Super Bowl halftime performance, Justin Timberlake paid tribute to Minnesota native Prince. And a producer who handled the visuals said that Timberlake decided that the “only person who could do Prince justice [was] Prince.” So the performance included video footage projected onto a purple screen from a 1984 Syracuse concert and the movie “Purple Rain.”

Considerations in choosing a Colorado fiduciary

In estate planning, probate, guardianship and conservatorship, Colorado courts and individuals appoint people to positions of responsibility, care taking and decision-making. Examples of fiduciaries are personal representatives, trustees, guardians, conservators, persons with powers of attorney, and health care agents. 

Questions to answer before finalizing a power of attorney

Financial powers of attorney allow another person (an agent) to transact business on your behalf, including withdrawing money from your banking account or selling property. While simple in concept, it can be easy to make mistakes when using standardized forms.

Disagreements between fiduciaries and family members

There are many different situations in which a Coloradan could end up having fiduciary duties in relation to a loved one or a loved one’s estate. This is because there are several different fiduciary roles individuals in the state are sometimes named for by a loved one or assigned to in relation to a loved one. Examples of such roles include:

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