Estate Planning Attorney- Boulder, CO
At Weinberger Law, you can expect quality service at transparent, reasonable rates, and with the type of compassion and expertise you would expect when discussing such a sensitive subject. If you don’t have an estate plan, or your estate plan is outdated, contact us.
What is Estate Planning?
In its simplest form, estate planning outlines what you want to happen should you become incapacitated or die. It identifies who has authority to act on your behalf and what you want them to do.
Estate planning can get more complicated for high net worth individuals facing possible estate tax liability. It can also get more complicated when intended beneficiaries are minors, disabled, or unable to responsibly manage an inheritance.
Everyone 18 years or older, regardless of net worth, should have an estate plan in place. At Weinberger Law, LLC we work with a wide range of individuals and families.
A good estate plan will
- Ensure that your assets pass to those you choose, in the manner you choose
- Determine who will care for your children and other dependents if you’re no longer able to do so
- Determine who will manage your finances and healthcare should you become incapacitated
- Reduce estate administration costs
- Minimize or eliminate estate taxes
- Clarify your end-of-life wishes
The five essential estate planning documents:
1. Last Will and Testament,
2. Financial Power of Attorney,
3. Healthcare Power of Attorney,
4. Directive to Physician (also called a “Living Will”), and
5. HIPAA Release.
Other estate planning documents may include
- Beneficiary Deeds,
- Revocable Trusts,
- Irrevocable Trusts,
- Special Needs Trusts, and
- Guardian Nominations.
See our Estate Planning FAQs for more information.