Colorado’s new trust code takes effect January 1, 2019 and is generally bad for trust creators. The bad news is that Colorado’s new law further devalues privacy and protection. The good news is that the law is generally a “default” law and many of the less desirable provisions can be avoided with careful planning. The better news is that the trust can be completely avoided with proactive planning under a better jurisdiction’s laws. Read on.
Business owners must understand the difference between the legal form of their business and the choices they have with tax elections. The first of this multi-part series discusses those differences.
Trust funding can be confusing and it’s a process that must be maintained for a trust to work. Successful funding is the difference between an estate plan that looks good on paper and one that actually does what it’s supposed to do when it really matters.
Estate planning isn’t just planning for what happens after you die; it’s also about planning for life. Who can make important decisions for you if you’re away or if you can’t make those decisions for yourself anymore? Who is going to take care of the kids if you can’t?