Our Estate Planning And Probate Services
The very best plans you make for your family can be undone without a properly crafted estate plan. You may assume, for example, that a family member could simply step into your shoes and act for you if you were incapacitated and unable to communicate your wishes. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Without the proper legal documents in place, a court may end up deciding who will speak for you and what will happen to your assets.
No matter what your age or how much you own, you have interests that need to be protected. At the law firm of Wick & Trautwein, LLC, our lawyers provide estate planning and probate services to protect the interests of individuals, families and business owners in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. We have offices conveniently located in Fort Collins and Windsor.
Our estate planning and probate practice includes:
- Wills and trusts: Our lawyers can draft either a will or a trust to serve as the foundation of your estate plan. We will look at your family situation to see what your particular needs are and what best fits your situation and assets. We also draft powers of attorney and living wills to allow a trusted person to speak and act for you if you are incapacitated.
- Elder law: As you grow older, your estate planning needs change. For example, you may want to rearrange your assets to qualify for Medicaid-funded nursing home care. You may also want to create trusts to avoid probate in certain situations.
- Guardianships and conservatorships: If you need to take responsibility for the personal care and finances of an elderly parent or adult disabled child, our lawyers can guide you through the legal process.
- Probate: Our lawyers can advise you and guide you through the probate process when a family member has died, whether you are the personal representative (executor) responsible for administering the estate or an heir looking to ensure that an estate is administered properly and fairly.