Aid in dying: New Law in Colorado

In more than twenty years since the Death with Dignity law came into effect in Oregon, there have been less than 1,000 people who tookthe medication, and there has not been a single reported case of abuse. While this remains a controversial topic, Colorado passed the Aid-in-Dying law
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Why You Should Talk to an Attorney about Advance Directives

We’ve talked before about the statistics that show the overwhelming benefits for creating advance directives.  Doctors, patients, and families are all more comfortable with knowing the wishes of a loved one, so they can honor those wishes appropriately. While talking with your d
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Death and Facebook: Etiquette and Preparation

Many years ago, when I was attending the funeral of my grandmother’s sister, my grandmother told me a story: she had been riding in the car on her way to her father’s burial when she looked out the window and saw other people on the sidewalk, going about their lives.  The
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6 Life Changes that Mean It’s Time to Update Your Estate Plan

When you did your estate planning, you felt great.  You put it on your shelf, patted yourself on the back, and hardly gave it a second thought.  Whenever the topic came up in conversation, you said, “Oh, we took care of that years ago,” and thought of the dusty documents o
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Simple New Form for Colorado Vehicle Transfer

We’re Staying on Top of the Latest Developments in the Law A simple, half-page form can be another good estate planning tool to save your family time and money when it comes to the transfer of vehicles to beneficiaries upon death.  This new form, called the DR2009, was released
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Estate Planning Talk on September 28 in Craig!

EDUCATIONAL ESTATE PLANNING TALK.  At Swan Law, we know that people shouldn’t be in the dark about important legal issues and terminology.  That’s why we’re committed to bringing education to the community at every possible opportunity.  Next Wednesday, we’ll b
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Ask an Attorney: Emergency Contact Forms

“I feel like I’m filling out a hundred emergency contact information sheets this time of year for my school-age child.  Do I really need to provide contact information for someone besides my spouse?” Filling out a form might seem straightforward and easy; it’s
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No Will for Prince. Now What?

As the world mourns the loss of a legend, his family now frets over what comes next.  According to Prince’s sister, there is no known will for Prince’s estate.  What does that mean for his family, his fans, and his legacy?  Only time will tell. First, the court will entert
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An Open Letter to the Parents I Babysit For

Dear Moms & Dads of Adorable Young Children, I love being your babysitter.  I’m so grateful when you ask me to come over and watch your kids for a little while so you can get away.  I know how often and widely your spouse travels, and that sometimes you need time to recharge
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Thank you, Newborn Network!

  I want to extend a big thank you to Newborn Network for hosting us in North Routt and South Routt on April 6th and 13th! Together, we learned about the Bliss family and benefits of planning for the unexpected – some serious stuff for sure but it was made more fun with puppets.
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