Colorado Estate Attorney Helping You Plan Your Future
Preserving your family’s wealth
Whether you’re planning for your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, Michael L. Gilbert Attorney at Law, P.C. can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
Securing your legacy
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. Attorney Michael L. Gilbert thoroughly analyzes your estate and assists you to develop the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
Draft your living will and last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become terminally ill. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet — making decisions that might not reflect your desires.
Michael L. Gilbert can draft wills that ensure your intentions are honored.
Changing your will
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. Michael L. Gilbert drafts codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Appointment of guardianship
If you have minor children, your will should reflect your desires about their future care in a binding manner. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court could appoint a guardian for your children and can make financial decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets’ care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets and creating a trust to provide resources for their care.
Contact an estate planning attorney you can trust, Michael L. Gilbert Attorney at Law, P.C.
For estate planning services in Denver and throughout Colorado, call Michael L. Gilbert Attorney at Law, P.C. at 303-320-4580 or contact him online to schedule your initial consultation at your home or his office.