Brandon Fields Law Office
Law Firm in Boulder, CO
Elder law is a diverse practice of law concentrated on the requirements of seniors, the disabled and their families. Legal solutions are found for issues varying from Medicaid, Medicare, and Advance Directives to Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Real Estate and Business matters. Elder lawyers are experienced at working with health care suppliers, financial planners and other experts on issues for seniors and the disabled.
read moreEstate planning is a review of your assets and family circumstances and development of a plan and documentation to carry out your wishes and help your family avoid unnecessary expenses, complications or delays. You want to assure the right person is handling your affairs when you die and that assets go to the appropriate family members or charities. You want to be sure a disabled child or grandchild received the benefits of an inheritance without a negative impact on their public health benefits.
read moreSpecial needs trusts for the disabled are unique trusts specifically permitted under both Federal and Colorado law to provide funds for the special needs of disabled people without the loss of their Social Security disability income or their public health benefits, such as Colorado Medicaid. A first party disability trust is a special needs trust established to hold funds that initially belong to a disabled person who is under the age of 65 at the time the trust is established. For example, this might include cash, securities or real estate received from an inheritance or the proceeds of a personal injury award or settlement.
read moreProbate is the court process to appoint a personal representative and administer an estate through a Colorado District Court. Estates where there is a will are called "testate" and estates where there is no will are called "intestate." In either case, the assets must be collected in the estate, the creditors notified and paid, and the decedent's properties distributed. We have many years of experience in representing and guiding clients through the probate process. Depending on the circumstances in a case, our client may be the applicant who initiates the probate, the personal representative, a beneficiary or heir to the estate, a spouse of the decedent, or other interested parties.