Recent Posts in Elder Law Category

  • Avoiding a Will Contest

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

    10 Apr. 2017

    Providing a will is one of the easiest ways to guide your family and lighten their load after you’re gone. By designating who receives each aspect of your estate, you can make the process easier for your loved ones. But, what happens if there is a disagreement? During such a highly emotional time, it isn’t uncommon for family to argue, but in some cases this could lead to a will ...
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  • Convenience Accounts

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

    27 Mar. 2017

    If a person realizes that they need help managing their finances, whether due to advancing age, disability, or a combination of these factors, the person may decide to add another person on one or more of their bank accounts. Usually that person is a family member, but if family does not live nearby, the person could be a friend or possibly even a caregiver. The idea is straightforward: to allow ...
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  • 4 Tax-Savvy Ways to Pass Your Home to Your Children

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

    24 Mar. 2017

    If you are considering giving your home to your children, bear in mind these cost-effective options for passing on property. There are a few methods for transferring property; depending on your situation and end-goals, you can determine which option works best for you. Leaving the House in Your Will The go-to method for passing your home to your children is to leave it to them in your will. By ...
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  • Undue Influence: What to Look For

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

    24 Sep. 2016

    In order to challenge a Last Will based on undue influence, the person making the challenge must prove the following: That another person used words or conduct, or both, which, at the time of the making of a will: Deprived the person making the will of his or her free choice; and Caused the person making the will to make it or part of it differently than he or she otherwise would have. The actions ...
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  • Attorneys Anne Jorgensen and Matthew Crowther Obtain $1.1 Million Settlement in Contested Probate Case

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

    22 Sep. 2016

    Attorney Anne Jorgensen and Attorney Matthew Crowther obtained a settlement valued over $1.1 million for a contested probate case. As the case progressed, Jorgensen and Crowther aggressively prosecuted the case and spared no expense in hiring an array of experts and conducting numerous depositions. They raised crucial issues, including the following: Undue influence Breach of fiduciary duties Lack ...
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  • Conflicts in Guardianships and Conservatorships - Part 3 - What to Expect at the Hearing

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

    18 Aug. 2016

    As noted in Part 2, the statutes provide a list of persons who have priority to be appointed as a guardian or conservator, but these lists are not set in stone. When there is disagreement as to who should act as guardian and conservator for an elderly parent, it is up to the court to decide. At the hearing, the elderly person who needs assistance with their affairs is known as the Respondent. In ...
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  • Conflicts in Guardianships and Conservatorships, Part II: Priority for Appointment

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

    27 Jun. 2016

    When it is determined that, due to cognitive decline, an elderly person needs a guardian, conservator, or both to manage their affairs, family members may disagree as to who should be in that role. Before the arguments get too heated, it is important to understand who has priority to be appointed as guardian/conservator. In Colorado, this is determined by statutes. Although the priority for ...
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  • Conflicts in Guardianships and Conservatorships, Part 1: "But I Have a Power of Attorney!"

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

    19 May. 2016

    When most people think of conflict in a guardianship and conservatorship situation, they think of conflict among the family members deciding who will be appointed guardian and conservator for an elderly parent or other relative who may need assistance. However, there are times when the person may disagree about the need for help. It is quite common for a person in the early stages of ...
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  • Medicaid Planning for Long-Term Care - Part 3 - Giving Away Money

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

    22 Apr. 2016

    Making gifts to qualify for Medicaid: for some this option can be controversial but for many it is a viable option. The important thing to remember is that the Medicaid rules allow for some gifting. But the rules are not easy. The “Look Back” Period and the Penalty Period Medicaid obviously does not want a person to give away all of their money and possessions and then qualify for ...
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