Everyone should have some sort of estate plan in place. Regardless of what stage of life you are in, it is important that you have — at the very least — a will and a clearly defined advanced medical directive. Having these two documents in place will ensure that your wishes are known with regard to how you want your assets distributed and how you want your medical care handled at the end of your life.
At the Colorado law firm of St.Clair & Greschler, P.C, our Boulder estate planning lawyer, Scott. St.Clair has helped clients with their estate planning or probate matters for more than 20 years. His broad range of experience in these matters allows him to recommend several different options and build a customized estate plan designed specifically to meet your needs.
Helping You Through a Complicated Process
Our Boulder estate planning attorney has worked with clients to prepare a variety of simple and complex estate plans. Scott St.Clair takes the time to learn about you and fully understand your goals. Then, he can prepare an estate plan that clearly defines your wishes and gives the proper amount of authority to the right people.
We provide comprehensive advice about estate planning and related matters, including:
- Wills: The most basic estate planning document, a will allows you to decide who should receive what property after you pass away.
- Trusts: Trusts, including revocable and irrevocable trusts, allow you (the “settlor” or “trustor”) to give someone else (the “trustee”) control over assets that are meant to benefit someone else (the “beneficiary”).
- Advanced medical directives: Also known as living wills, advanced medical directives allow you to list what kind of medical treatment you would like should you ever become incapacitated. You can also name someone to make health care decisions for you.
- Powers of attorney: Through a power of attorney, you can appoint a person or people to handle your finances and other affairs should you ever be unable to do so yourself.
- Probate and probate litigation: Probate is the process by which a deceased’s estate and assets are distributed. Probate litigation involves disputes that arise during probate, such as will contests.
- Guardianships: Through a guardianship, you can give a legal guardian the responsibility to care for another person and his or her property.
- Elder care: If you or your family member is a senior citizen, we can help you arrange an estate plan that will provide you with the care you need today while preserving your assets for the future.
Contact Scott today at 303-647-9475 or schedule a FREE consultation to discuss how the firm of St.Clair & Greschler can meet your specific needs.