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Most people dream about the house they will live in, the car they will drive, and all the other perks that come with an established estate. What usually does not accompany those dreams are the details that come with said adulthood, such as estate planning and forming living trusts, to protect all of those things. However, ensuring that you take care of these details is imperative in protecting your assets. Our Denver trust and estate planning attorney can help you secure everything that you have worked so hard to attain.

At Wiegand Attorneys & Counselors, we have over 40 years of experience in estate management and probate law. We provide our clients with direct guidance in managing trusts, decedents’ estates, and other fiduciary responsibilities. We base our fees on actual time spent and not on the percentage of assets. Because of this, we can arrange these fees to accommodate almost any budget.

We have offices in Denver and Breckenridge, and we have licenses to represent clients in both Colorado and Louisiana. We help beneficiaries or descendants navigating through state probate and trust law as it applies to them. A Colorado trust and estate planning attorney from our firm is proficient in business law as well as estate planning in order to complement our probate law and trust services.

Do I Need a Trust and Estate Planning Attorney in Denver?

Everything that you have accumulated likely has some value to you, whether that value is monetary or sentimental or both. You should take the necessary steps to protect what you hold dear.  Ensuring that your assets, property, and other valuables are taken care of is the most sensible step to protect all that you have worked to build.  A local Colorado trust and estate planning attorney from our office can help with every aspect of both the trust and probate process.

Further, a named representative of an estate may not always be a professional.  In fact, it is often a family member who has no legal knowledge.  A trust and estate planning attorney can guide and direct a non-professional personal representative or executor, trustee, attorney-in-fact. or other fiduciary.  This will ensure that the best possible decisions are made within the scope of the representative’s duties in regard to the estate.  Additionally, we can prepare the necessary documents to help you with the following:

  • Open a probate estate
  • Deal with creditors
  • Settle the assets of the estate
  • Close the estate

Do not leave your valuables exposed to risk by not preparing properly.  Planning your estate is easy when you retain the employ of an experienced Colorado trust and estate planning attorney. Your attorney can ensure that all that you have worked for is assigned to the right person(s), that any funds are directed where they need to be, as well as any other similar details specific to your estate.

What Responsibilities Does the Fiduciary Have?

The definition of fiduciary is “a person to whom property or power is entrusted for the benefit of another.” You can assign this role to a trusted friend or a professional. Whoever you appoint as the fiduciary will be responsible for the following regarding the estate:

  • Keeping accurate financial records.
  • Investment decisions.
  • Understanding and applying fiduciary accounting rules and using discretion in applying these rules.
  • Preparing and filing appropriate tax returns, including making the appropriate tax elections.
  • Allocating discretionary distribution between or among multiple beneficiaries.
  • Dealing with disputes with beneficiaries who question the use of your discretion.

We can assist with settling any issues between beneficiaries, between the fiduciary and the beneficiaries, or between other interested parties.  We can also provide additional fiduciary support by preparing and filing necessary tax returns — including income, estate, gift, and generation-skipping tax returns.

Contact Our Trust and Estate Planning Attorneys in Denver

For over four decades, Wiegand Attorneys & Counselors has been helping people secure their estates by drafting living wills and trusts and representing people through the probate process. We help our clients draft solid estate plans in a quick and efficient time frame. We want our clients to move on with some sense of security.

To schedule an appointment with a Colorado trust and estate planning attorney, call our Breckenridge office or our Denver office at(303) 747-6791.  Additionally, you can fill out our online form.  We are confident that we can help you meet your estate planning and probate needs. Call us today to start your preparation.

What Sets us Apart?

  • Client-Focused & Results-Driven
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  • Dedicated to Serving Clients Since 1976
  • Personalized Attention & Carefully Curated Legal Plans

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