Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Wills, Trusts and Estates
Most individuals put a great deal of time and effort into accumulating property so they can enjoy their own lives and provide for their loved ones at death. Estate planning is about accomplishing these goals in the most advantageous manner. We all have different goals and objectives, different financial circumstances and different family situations. Structuring and implementing a plan needs thoughtful consideration of the income, gift and estate tax consequences as well as how asset protection, trust administration and probate can assist and affect a plan. During one’s lifetime, implementation of much of the planning is carried out by the use of gifts, trusts, family partnerships and more sophisticated techniques. Following death, implementation is done through probate of one’s Will and through administration of trusts and other entities which were formed and structured during lifetime. At the very least, everyone should consider having a Will, financial power of attorney, health care power of attorney and living will. For many, we do this work on a very reasonable flat fee basis. In this way you will know before our work starts what your legal fees will be.
There is no one solution that fits all. Accordingly, knowledge and experience in an estate planner is critically important. The attorneys at Garfield & Hecht, P.C., have decades of experience with income tax planning, estate planning and probate. For more information or for assistance with your planning, contact in our Glenwood Springs office at 420 Seventh Street, Suite 100 Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, Bill Guest at 970-947-1936 and ; Haley Carmer at 970-947-1936 and ; our Avon office at 0070 Benchmark Rd. Avon, CO 81620, Tracy Kinsella at 970-949-0707 and ; in our Aspen office at 625 E. Hyman Ave, Suite 201 Aspen, CO 81611, and Carbondale office at 225 Main Street, Suite 306 Carbondale, CO 81623, Kelcey Nichols at 970-925-1936 x221 and .