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How Can I Draft an Advance Directive in Colorado?

Simply speaking, a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is an account held by a public charity, which, by agreement with the public charity is distributed out over time to charitable institutions upon the advise of the donor. The DAF is the “poor man’s” substitute for the private foundations established by the very rich.

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  • 3 Lessons You Can Learn from Celebrities About Updating Your Estate Plan

    Lesson #1: Don’t Forget About It It is recommended that you review your estate plan at least every three to five years; however, a lot of people will set up an estate plan, then forget about it. When famous actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, died, his estate plans had not been updated for 10 years. Within…

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    A Charitable Remainder Trust

    Simply speaking, a CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST (CRT) is a trust established to provide income to one or more persons for a term of years (which could be for life), with the remainder to a charity. The CRT distribution of income can be structured either as an annuity (CRAT) or as what is known as a…

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    A Donor Advised Fund

    Simply speaking, a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is an account held by a public charity, which, by agreement with the public charity is distributed out over time to charitable institutions upon the advise of the donor. The DAF is the “poor man’s” substitute for the private foundations established by the very rich. Most public charities…

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    Do You Need to Have a Living Will?

    Having a living will, or a legal document that states your desires surrounding end-of-life medical care, will be dependent on what you believe you will need in the far future should you become sick or injured. This differs from a last will and testament, which distributes your property after your death. Further, living wills are…

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    Is Your Identity Secure Against Thieves?

    It seems like not too long ago we never had to worry about the security of our identities. The concept of our very names being taken and misused for someone else’s gain was unimaginable, but now we live in the information age. The importance of having your good name in today’s digital world now has…

  • Are Your Finances Protected by a Will?

    Have you ever given thought to what happens after you pass? This question is often considered in the metaphysical sense, but there are also some very real effects your passing will have on the world you leave behind. Without a will, those effects can be catastrophic to your assets and your family. Here are some…

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    What Start Up Problems Do Most Entrepreneurs Not See Coming?

    Have you watched the hit HBO show Silicon Valley? It’s a comedy about a young coder, Richard Hendricks, who designs a revolutionary algorithm, and decides to use that coding to startup his own IP. Along the way, he schmoozes investors, recruits talented employees, and fights off the advances of his competition all while dealing with…

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    Corporations 101-Basics for Businesspeople

    Running your own business? Confused about your options when it comes to business structures? There are certainly some features that you want.  You probably want the ability to share and transfer ownership.  And you probably don’t want to be personally liable for the company’s debts.  A corporation may be the answer for you and your…

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    Protecting your Assets–Now and in the Future

    One of the main purposes of law is to help you protect your assets, including your house, your car, and your pension. The latter is particularly important today, given that Americans are retiring earlier and earlier. The current median age for retirement is sixty-one, and many Americans are retiring earlier, in their fifties and even…