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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…

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    Your Guide to Will Substitutes

    Everyone knows that a will distributes property, but most people don’t know about the many other ways of passing property at or before death.  It’s not that these substitutes completely eliminate the need for a will.  Almost everyone needs a will to cover property not conveyed in other ways and to nominate guardians for minor…

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    Planning for Incapacity: Controlling Your Legal Affairs as You Age

    Few of us are comfortable talking about illness, disability, or death. However, these issues won’t go away just because we refuse to confront them. In many cases, the failure to plan for your own illness or disability will only compound the problem. In order to help you understand how addressing such issues head-on can help…

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    Protecting Your Nest Egg

    During these uncertain financial times, many Americans are afraid to open up their 401(k) statements or are unsure of where to put their retirement savings besides under the mattress. Although the law can’t guarantee you a great return or help you pick the safest stocks, it can provide some important protections when you change jobs…

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    Why Estate Planning?

    An Overview Presentation Originally presented by Sonny Wiegand for the Rotary Club of Denver, the goal of this presentation is to raise estate planning issues that should be considered by everyone, no matter how many (or few) assets one might have and regardless of the number of heirs or beneficiaries one might have. This presentation…

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    How Law Affects Business Start-Ups

    Colorado Business Lawyer Explains How Laws Affect Start-Ups Every year, millions of Americans begin their own businesses. It all starts with a good business plan, and continues with attempts to raise capital.  Let’s say you’ve taken these steps. Are you ready to open your doors? Not quite. You should dot some legal i’s and cross…

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    Legal Update: What is a Single Member LLC?

    Question: What’s a Single Member LLC? Answer: In some states a limited liability company (LLC) can have a single member. The single member LLC (sometimes called the SLLC) is a very attractive form of doing business for several reasons. First, if you’re a sole proprietor who is seeking liability protection, as the sole member of a…

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    Understanding Probate

    An important question is getting lost in the talk of health care reform, advanced directives, and living wills: why would someone even want to tool such as an advanced directive or living will? A common answer is that such planning tools can help you “avoid probate.” However, few people actually understand what it is that…

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    Starting Your Own Business: Playing by the Rules

    Are you thinking about starting your own business? You probably have a million things to do, from drafting a business plan and raising capital to registering a business name. It’s easy to forget about the important legal and accounting hoops you have to jump through before starting your business. We’ll take a look at how the…

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    The Legal Side of Home Businesses

    Sometimes it seems that home-based offices are as common as snowflakes in Alaska.  Corporate downsizing has played a role.  And personal computers, modems, and faxes have made it easy for a home office to communicate with the world at the push of a button. Starting a business at home has lots of pluses.  You’re comfortable…