Estate Planning Attorney in Denver, Colorado
There are few things more comforting than knowing you’ve done everything within your power to plan for your family’s future well-being, and this is exactly what attorney Jessica Johnson helps people do.
What Is Estate Planning? Does Everyone Need To Plan For Their Estate Before They Die?
Estate planning is the drafting of documents to protect your assets, wishes, or family upon death or incapacity. If you are breathing, you need an estate plan. Estate planning includes not only providing instructions for distributing your assets at death, but also appointing agents to act on your behalf at incapacity and death. Even if you do not have many assets or a large estate, it is still important to pick who will make decisions for you in the case of incapacity or death, rather than the courts…Read More
What Is A Trust? Does Everyone Need A Trust As Part Of Their Estate Plan?
A trust is a document that attorneys and people can use to manage their assets, ultimately dictating how they pass after death. A trust can be used to avoid probate or to plan for taxes. In Colorado, we are fortunate because we have a probate friendly system and probate is not necessarily something to be feared. Additionally, a trust may be set up through a will, such as a contingent trust for minors. This trust can be created in a basic will plan and creates a trust for children if they are below an age determined by the will. This type of planning allows parents to protect children with a potential trust if they die prior to their children reaching a selected age of adulthood to inherit…Read More
Estate planning services at The Law Office of Jessica Enggasser Johnson, LLC include the following:
- Basic wills
- Living wills
- Medical powers of attorney
- Financial powers of attorney
- Basic trusts
- Advance healthcare directives
All too often, people find a reason to push off the estate planning process; maybe they’re too busy, intimidated by what it entails, or nervous about making the tough decisions that it will require. But one thing is for sure: none of us know when a major accident or unexpected death could occur, so it is best to be prepared. In this regard, estate planning lawyer Jessica Johnson can make a world of difference by showing you compassion and patience every step of the way.
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