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

Britney Spears' Conservatorship

For the past few years, the popular cultural world has been captivated by the #FreeBritney movement - a social movement aiming to help popstar Britney Spears gain autonomy from a conservatorship she has been placed under since 2008. Conservatorships are essentially adult guardianships wherein a person can make legal, financial, and personal decisions for another. They are usually granted in order to protect the rights and assets of those with severe cognitive or mental health issues, such as dementia.

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Unemployment Scams

As a result of Covid-19, there has been a rise in legitimate unemployment insurance claims, yet at the same time, there has been an alarming rise in fraudulent claims...

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Moving into 2021

Last year presented many hurdles as well as opportunities for all of us...

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Love is Blind- Make Sure You Wear Glasses

Make sure all they want to steal is your heart...

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COVID Vaccine Security Tips

Scammers thrive on opportunities to take advantage of consumers...

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Litigation During the Pandemic

   Recently, the Wall Street Journal published an article concerning litigation related to the spreading of COVID. The article reports that personal injury lawsuits brought against businesses by infected customers and employees are nearly nonexistent in state and federal courts apart from a cluster of lawsuits targeting cruise lines. The existing laws have funneled most employee claims against employers into the workers compensation system, which do not typically award large sums to trial attorneys who can sue for pain and suffering in the courts.

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CyberSecurity Tips For You

Security surrounding all types of cyber connections is getting more and more critial...

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Gun Violence in Denver

Denver is experiencing an alarming rise in violent crimes...

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Make Money Online!

Work-at-Home scams are becoming increasingly problematic...

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Marc A. Chorney

Wade Ash is saddened to announce the passing of Marc A. Chorney. Marc retired from Estate Planning in our firm last year. He will be sorely missed by his many friends, clients, family members, and those of us that worked with him. 

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Scams in the Time of COVID

If it seems as if we are always talking about COVID Scams, you are right...

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J. Michael Farley

We are saddened to share with you the loss of our long-time partner and friend, Mike Farley. Mike was one of the great lawyers in the trusts and estates field, both locally and nationally. He will be missed by his colleagues, as well as his clients.

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Probable Cause to Challenge Wills

In the November 2019 Wade Ash Newsletter, Herbert E. Tucker submitted an article regarding the pros and cons of pre-death will contests. In that article, he pointed out only a handful of states will entertain a pre-death will contest. A majority of states, however, will not entertain a motion for determination of the validity of a will during the testator’s lifetime because a will is deemed ambulatory and, therefore, only takes effect upon the testator’s death. Simply stated, most Courts will not render advisory opinions where there is no actual controversy before the Court.

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Love is Blind - Wear Your Glasses

Technology makes it easier for fraudulent lovers to pull off one the fastest growing internet scams...

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Access to Aid-In-Dying Drugs

Even though many states, including Colorado, have legalized aid-in-dying laws permitting terminally ill patients the right to end their own life, several hospitals prohibit this process. Colorado adopted aid-in-dying legislation in 2016. Accordingly, it is legal in Colorado, but faith-based hospitals have rules and policies that prohibit doctors from prescribing aid-in-dying medication to assist their terminally ill patients end their life.

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Have a Smart TV? How Smart is Too Smart?

As wonderful as it is to watch your favorite shows on a Smart TV, that Smart TV is also watching you...

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Retirement Plan and IRA Changes

Congress passes last minute tax changes...

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USB Charger Scam a/k/a Juice Jacking

Beware of charging cords in your hotel room or in the airport. Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office warns a free charge on your electronic device could end up draining your bank account. Juice jacking happens when an unsuspecting user plugs their electronic devices into a USB port or USB cables that are loaded with malware. People don’t see this scam coming, however, if it is too good to be true, it probably is. This scam uses malware that infects the device giving hackers a way in. They can then read your export data, including your passwords. Rather than use any available charger, you should always carry your own charging device, only charging directly from an electrical outlet and using portable batteries that were bought from known venders. The scam is similar to scammers, who steal debit card numbers by putting illegal card readers or skimmers on ATMs. Don’t let the Grinch steal your holiday season.

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Going Green in Life and in Death

In 2011, Colorado passed legislation permitting chemical methods to decompose a decedent’s remains. Holistic funeral homes are cropping up in Colorado. These funeral parlors offer an environmentally friendly process called alkaline hydrolysis.

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12 Days of Holiday Scams

"While we are enjoying this season with friends and family, remember, scammers never take a holiday..."

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