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One Minute Tax Update
Posted on: 02/22/2018
The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act brings major federal tax changes. Important to us estate planning attorneys, the new law doubles the estate and gift tax exemption, from $5.49 million in 2017 to approximately $11.2 million in 2018. The new tax law maintains “portability” (which allows surviving spouses to use their deceased spouse’s unused exemption), meaning a married couple’s combined estate […]
Watch as attorney Gina Weinberger interviews Bruce Weiner, the Executive Directive of Bridge to Justice. Bridge to Justice is a Boulder-based non-profit that provides legal access to those who do not qualify for free legal services but are unable to afford a private attorney.
For clients who have minor children, one of the most sensitive estate planning decisions is who to nominate as their children’s guardian. Here are a few things to consider when making this decision. Generally speaking, the Court will confirm as guardian whomever the parents nominate in writing. If the parents left differing guardian nominations, the Court will confirm the […]
Joint tenancy is a form of co-ownership. If, under a joint tenancy, one owner dies, then his or his interest automatically transfers to the surviving owner(s). This is called the “right of survivorship”. Colorado Law outlines how to properly document the death of a joint tenant. CRS § 38-31-102 requires the survivor record two documents: 1) a […]
A Financial Power of Attorney grants another individual (the “agent”) authority to manage your (the “principal’s”) financial affairs. But because they can transfer tremendous responsibility to an agent, it’s important to understand the different types of Powers of Attorney before signing one. Standing v. Springing A Standing Power of Attorney is immediately effective upon the principal’s signing. […]
When Should You Sell as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO)?
Posted on: 07/14/2016
Good real estate agents can be incredible resources. They have a thorough understanding of the local market, strong negotiating skills, powerful marketing tactics, and extensive networks. As someone who works with real agents nearly every day, I am at awe of how valuable a good real estate agent can be. But some sellers may […]