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

Equifax Data Breach- It's Not Over Yet

Data breaches have become commonplace...

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This is What a Social Security Scam Sounds Like

Be cautious of a new social security scam targeting the elderly and the vulnerable...

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Beneficiary Designations May be Dangerous to Your Estate Plan

Traditionally, the central document in an estate plan was a will or revocable trust. For many people, that continues to be true, but it is now possible to pass almost any kind of property outside the terms of your will. For example, this can be done by adding the beneficiary as a joint owner on a bank account, by naming the beneficiary as a “pay on death” (POD) or “transfer on death” (TOD) payee on a stock or securities account, or by signing a “beneficiary deed” that names a beneficiary to become the owner of real estate when you die. Colorado recently added automobiles to the list of assets that can pass by a TOD beneficiary designation. These arrangements, which I refer to generically as “beneficiary designations” can be useful, but they can also seriously disrupt a careful estate plan if they are done without care and appropriate advice.

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Scammers Target Veterans

Mitch Morrissey, the Denver District Attorney, recently sent out this Consumer Advisory called : Scammers Target Veterans

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