What Happens if you Die Without a Will?

By now, most people have heard the shocking news that Prince died without a will.  This is shocking because Prince was famous, his estate is worth hundreds of millions of dollars and, without any estate plan, his estate is going to end up paying many, many millions of dollars in estate taxes. But this article […]

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The Very Basics of Estate Planning, Part 2

This is Part 2 of the post, “Why Your Small Business Needs the Corporate Formalities.”  This post is adapted from a short presentation Annmarie Cording gave regarding estate planning in Colorado.  If you ever have any questions about estate planning, speak to an attorney licensed to practice in your state. IV. Bad Reasons to Start Estate Planning You want […]

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The Very Basics of Estate Planning, Part 1

This post is adapted from a short presentation Annmarie Cording gave regarding estate planning in Colorado.  If you ever have any questions about estate planning, speak to an attorney licensed to practice in your state. I. What Estate Planning Can Do Estate planning, put simply, is executing legal documents to achieve specific goals related to end-of-life matters and […]

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Estate Planning for Young Families: Where Should You Start?

This is a modified/abridged version of an article Annmarie Cording wrote for the Winter 2014 Issue of Boulder County Kids magazine.  Check out their website for online versions of past issues. Unfortunately, many young families do not devote time to estate planning. They often feel they have no estate to worry about, or that they are too busy to […]

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