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

12 Days of Scamming

Scammers work throughout the year to understand consumer habits so that they will more easily be able to separate you from your money...

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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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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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Pay Me My Money Down

"Fraudsters continue to be one step ahead of technology..."

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Aretha Franklin's Funky Wills

In May, three hand-written wills were found hidden in Aretha Franklin’s Detroit area home. Her family and lawyers previously thought she had died intestate. Two hand-written wills dated 2010 were found in a locked cabinet and third hand-written will dated 2014 was found under a couch in Ms. Franklin’s living room. The wills are difficult to follow. (Click here for example.) All three documents have been offered for probate as valid holographic wills. There is some question whether they are valid under Michigan law.

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Scammers Can't Wait for Back-to-School

Keep your college-bound children safe from a scammer's trap...

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What’s So Bad About Donor-Advised Funds?

Last Friday, the New York Times published a very negative article about donor-advised funds (DAFs), calling them a “Philanthropic Loophole” in its headline and quoting a tax professor at the University of Southern California as calling DAFs “a fraud on the American taxpayer.” What, exactly, is a DAF, and are DAFs really so bad?

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Making the Law Keep Up

Intestacy laws determine how a person’s assets pass if there is no will. What should intestacy law provide with regard to same sex marriage and with respect to parentage involving genetic materials. Under the Uniform Parentage Act a person may have three parents (and correspondingly more grandparents).

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Who Has the Right to a Decedent's Remains

Probate and estate litigation is fraught with emotion. We often see families divided over a deceased loved one’s property. And while each dispute is different, there are commonalities; one of which is that the disputes are often “not about the money.”

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Love is Blind---So You Better Wear Glasses

Beth McCann, the Denver District Attorney, recently sent out this Consumer Advisory called: Love is Blind---So You Better Wear Glasses

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Grandparent Scam

Beth McCann, the Denver District Attorney, recently sent out this Consumer Advisory newsletter with information about the "Grandparent Scam".  Click here to read the newsletter

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