Recent Posts in Probate Category

  • Four Estate Planning Myths That Could Impact Your Future

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

    20 Feb. 2017

    The world of estate planning is full of myths and misinformation which if acted upon can drastically impact your future. If you have considered starting or updating your estate plan but were dissuaded by a piece of concerning information, it may be time to reconsider. Below our blog outlines and dispels some of the most common myths surrounding the estate planning process. I don’t have an ...
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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 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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  • High Conflict Probate

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

    7 Mar. 2016

    The death of a loved one brings sadness, and we would like to think that we can turn to other family members for support. We would like to think that the person chosen to manage our loved one’s estate is honest and will do so in everyone’s best interest. But what happens if the person charged with acting as personal representative refuses to provide information? What happens if you see ...
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