Colorado Probate Blog - Wade Ash Woods Hill & Farley, P.C.

Fraud Alert

The Denver D.A.'s Fraud Alert this month is related to Auto Dent-Repair Scammers who are targeting victims in parking lots. For the full Fraud Alert go to Alert

  1163 Hits
1163 Hits

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Meet National Senior Olympians on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at Eisenhower Recreation Center. This free event will feature an Age of Champions Documentary, hands-on workshops, resource fair and free breakfast. For more information, go to Awareness Day.

  1037 Hits
1037 Hits

New Colorado Statutes Effective August 8, 2013

On May 11, 2013, Governor John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 13-077 into law which will become effective on August 8, 2013. This Bill contains the statutory changes requested by the Trust & Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association. Several statutes will go into effect in August. Among them, the new law modifies Colorado’s Dead Man’s Statute to make it more user friendly, particularly in the probate context in which it often plays a part. It adds to the factors that are to be considered by a judge when determining the reasonableness of compensation and costs in probate matters, and reaffirms that nominated and appointed personal representatives have legal standing to determine their decedent’s probable intent and estate planning purposes on issues involving the decedent’s estate and it allows those representatives to prosecute or defend their decedent’s intent at the expense of the estate, resolving a previously open question in probate proceedings.

Continue reading
  1117 Hits
1117 Hits

Colorado Secretary of State Increases Filing Fees

For most of the past year, the filing fees for the Secretary of State’s office were $1, including filing Articles of Incorporation (corporations), Articles of Organization (limited liability companies), and Certificates of Limited Partnership. That temporary reduction of fees has ended, and the filing fees are now back to $50 for each new fling, and generally $25 for amendments. Certificates of Good Standing are free on-line, and periodic reports are $10 on-line. The periodic reports cannot be filed in paper form.
  1030 Hits
1030 Hits

President’s Budget Includes Changes Affecting Estate Plan

The President released his budget on April 10, 2013. While this does not mean these provisions will become law, they could be part of a tax reform package later this year. Some of the changes include: (1) a $3 million cap on IRAs and retirement plan; (2) Inherited IRAs would have to be paid out in 5 years instead of over the beneficiary’s life expectancy; (3) Generation-skipping transfer tax exemption applicable to trusts would expire after 90 years; (4) Grantor retained annuity trusts would have a minimum term of 10 years; and (5) coordination between the value of an asset reported on the U.S. Estate Tax Return and the beneficiary’s reported basis on a sale.
  1137 Hits
1137 Hits