Blog Posts in 2017

  • Estate Planning for Large Retirement Accounts

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    18 Jul. 2017

    Other than a house, most people’s largest asset is a retirement account, such as a traditional IRA or employer 401K plans and similar variations (403(b) plans for employees of certain tax-exempt organizations and 457(b) plans for government employees). Retirement accounts receive special treatment under the tax laws that must be considered while creating an estate plan. How Tax Laws Affect ...
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  • Can I Obtain Adult Guardianship for My Significant Other?

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    22 Jun. 2017

    Sometimes special circumstances require adults to seek care from other, more capable persons who have their best interest at heart. Whether the reasons stem from the development of a serious illness, or a mental or physical disability, some adults require an appointed guardian. Guardianship proceedings may be initiated by anyone interested in the welfare of the proposed ward. This includes anyone ...
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  • Challenging a Will When the Will Contains a "No Contest/In Terrorem" Clause

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    7 Jun. 2017

    With second marriages and blended families being common, estate planning has become a bit more complicated. A couple may have “her” children, “his” children, and “our” children. They may wish to treat these groups of children differently in their estate plan. Someone may be disappointed when the Last Will is probated. In order to prevent this fight, a person can ...
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  • Do you think your spouse hid assets in your divorce?

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    1 Jun. 2017

    Your divorce is finalized. All your property is divided. Your case is closed. Now you discover your spouse hid assets, what do you do? A major part of divorce proceedings focus on finances. Thus, hiding assets in a divorce is a more common occurrence than many would believe. Despite the Court’s continuous attempts and expectations of creating an equitable equalization of parties’ ...
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  • Types of Alimony

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    4 May. 2017

    Alimony, otherwise known as spousal maintenance in Colorado, can either be short-term, long-term, or permanent. These payments are made periodically, on a monthly or bi-weekly basis, for the specified amount of time. Permanent alimony is becoming something of a rarity, though the term is sometimes used in reference to any spousal maintenance orders that extend beyond the final date of dissolution. ...
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