Legacy Plans Maintain Family Harmony

               In recent conversations, I’ve found myself with an interesting new characteristic: it’s like a sensor that tells me when people desperately need an estate plan.  “She’s basically my stepmother,” a friend recently said.  “I mean, they’re basically married.” I thought to
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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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Spending Precious Time with Grandparents

It’s not lost on me how incredibly lucky I am to be an adult with four living grandparents.  While I was back in Boston a couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to spend some quality time with the people who raised my parents, and I continue to enjoy their company, learn their st
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Your Passion Can Live on in the Yampa Valley

What do you love about the Yampa Valley? What would you like to preserve for future generations? Charitable giving can provide many valuable advantages through estate planning and allow you to create a lasting legacy for the public good. Working with the Yampa Valley Community Foundat
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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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Do you know enough about end-of-life care?

Test your knowledge! Do you know enough about end-of-life care?  Courtesy of the Institute of Medicine.
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