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What is a Beneficiary Deed?
Posted on: 02/24/2022
A beneficiary deed is like any other deed – it’s a legal document that transfers ownership in real property. Unlike typical deeds, however, a beneficiary deed only conveys the real property interest upon the grantor’s death. The beneficiary deed must be recorded with the clerk and recorder prior to the grantor’s death, and the grantor […]
Thanks for your patience while we navigate these difficult times. Boulder County Board of Health has revoked the county-wide mask mandate effective 5pm on 2/18/2022. As such, masks are optional at Weinberger Law. Our staff will continue to wear masks upon request. Please note, however, that we share an office building, including a reception area, […]
Most folks don’t start thinking about estate planning until a certain life event triggers the discussion – a recent death in the family, a newborn child, a marriage or divorce. And while these are all good reasons to consider your legacy, the fact is everyone 18 years or older needs at least some kind of […]
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 […]