What is a Living Will?

A common misunderstanding we face is about living wills.  Because it has the name “will” in it, people sometimes think its about their debts and assets.  But that is not the case.  Sometimes people get it confused with a living trust, which is another name for a revocable trust.  But its not that either. A […]

Do I Need A Will Or A Trust?

Heading Extra Do I Need a Will Or a Trust? You’ve heard it from friends, or you’ve heard it on the TV.  You need a trust!  They are just instant that probate is terrible and you have to have a trust!  That may be true in other states, but not here in Colorado.  Our probate […]

Estate Planning and Retirement Planning

Heading Extra For Even More Information About Estate Planning, Download Our Free E-Book HERE As you prepare for your future you want to make sure that you are protected, and that your family is protected as well.  This includes retirement planning for yourself and any spouse, to ensure that you will have the income you […]

Advanced Medical Directives

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Helping Our Heroes: Reduced Cost Estate Planning

We cannot begin to give enough thanks to the people who are going onto the front lines of this pandemic to help our country and our community.  I don’t think that there will ever be a way that we can express enough appreciation.  But we’ve decided on a way that we can help—by providing quality […]

Estate Planning FAQs

What documents are included? A bunch.  You can see the whole list with definitions at What Are My Estate Planning Documents?   Who should get an estate plan?: You should have an estate plan if any of these things apply to you:   You may be incapacitated some day You may need someone to make […]

Estate Planning Timeline

We provide our clients with personalized planning, and so the steps for each person will be different.  However, below is generally the steps.  If you ever have any questions about the process we are happy to answer them for you. Initial consultation. We talk on the phone or in the office about how to start […]

No Such Thing As A Simple Will

Several times a month we have people calling and asking for a simple will.  They think they just need the one document about what happens to their things and that is enough.  But when we talk, they don’t have any powers of attorney, they haven’t told their family what they want to happen when they […]

What Are My Estate Planning Documents?

Estate Planning at the Rutherford Law Center is so much more than a will.  It is personalized attention to each client, and detailed answers to every question.  Our assistance doesn’t just end when you sign your documents.  We continue to be available to answer questions and provide telephone guidance for common situations.  Your estate planning […]

Why Attorneys Love Online Wills

There is a well known fact among trust and estates attorneys: online wills are actually better for business than doing the will for them in the first place.  Why? Because messy probates are always way more expensive than doing the estate package.  If they do an online will then it is much more likely their […]