The perfect estate plan, above all else, is personal. An estate plan directs your assets to your beneficiaries at death. Most internet forms and self-help software provide one size fits all plans and provide little help with navigating legalese. While estate planning begins with preparing documents, it does not end there. An experienced estate planning attorney can not only draft estate planning documents specific for you, but help you fully understand those documents and how to best use them.
To us, no two clients are alike and we tailor every estate plan to fit. Our estate planning attorneys will guide you through your options, including wills and revocable trusts, and explain the many factors to consider in your estate plan, such as the many complex and changing laws, including tax laws, as well as your specific family situation and assets (out of state property, life insurance, retirement assets, etc.). We will discuss your personal objectives which may include creditor protection for your loved ones, minimizing taxes, supporting a favorite charity, providing asset management for beneficiaries or keeping your planning simple.
Once you establish your personal objectives for the distribution of your assets after death, we then focus on how to make the process as smooth as possible. This includes advice as to titling assets so that they pass in accordance with your planning. It also includes nominating the best people (or institutions) in your estate planning to act on your behalf.
Estate planning is not just about what happens at death, it also provides you with powerful tools for dealing with lifetime contingencies, such as incapacity. A good estate plan includes advanced medical directives and powers of attorney which give your agent the authority to deal with your property during life and consent to or refuse medical treatment on your behalf.
Contact a determined team of estate planning and tax professionals at Flanders, Elsberg, Herber & Dunn, LLC who help families in Colorado seek financial well-being. Since 1871, our attorneys have provided close, personal service to families who need a sound financial planning. To schedule a consultation, call us at 303-776-5380 or contact our Longmont office online.
Flanders, Elsberg, Herber & Dunn, LLC has survived since 1871 for many good reasons, not the least of which are excellent legal representation and exemplary client communication and service. Come see the difference that our knowledgeable, local attorneys can make. Call us at 303.776.5380 or contact our Longmont office online.
The law firm formed in 1871 by Col. Byron L. Carr and Charles E. Day
The law firm became Carr and Secor after F. P. Secor read for the law under the supervision of Col. Carr
The law firm became Secor and Secor after F. P. Secor’s son, Gray Secor joined.
After graduating from the University of Colorado Law School, Horace Greeley McCarty began office sharing with Secor and Secor.
L.B. "Larry" Flanders graduated from the University of Colorado first in his business school & law school classes. Larry was the grandson of F. P. Secor, joined the firm.
The law firm became Secor, McCarty & Flanders.
After graduating from the University of Colorado Law School, Tom Wood began practicing with the firm.
The law firm became Secor, McCarty, Flanders & Wood.
John C. Flanders, great grandson of FP Secor joined the law firm.
The law firm became Flanders, McCarty, Wood & Sonnesyn.
Thomas L. Stover joined the law firm.
The law firm became Flanders, Sonnesyn & Stover.
Kathleen A. Ellis joined the law firm.
Scott W. Dunn joined the law firm.
The law firm became Flanders, Stover, Elsberg & Ellis, LLC when R. Lee Elsberg joined the firm.
The law firm became Flanders, Stover, Elsberg, LLP.
Elizabeth A. Montague joined the law firm.
Mark A. Herber began his solo law practice.
The law firm became Flanders & Elsberg, LLP.
Mark A. Herber and Clinton K. Nash merged to become Herber & Nash, P. C.
Elizabeth A. Raba joined Herber & Nash, P. C.
The law firm became Flanders, Elsberg & Dunn, LLC.
Crystal M. Mitchell joined Herber & Nash, P. C.
Ted J. Finn joined Herber & Nash, P. C.
Flanders, Elsberg & Dunn, LLC and Herber & Nash, P. C. merged to become Flanders, Elsberg, Nash, Herber & Dunn, LLC.
Current – Flanders, Elsberg, Herber & Dunn, LLC
Theodore J. Finn and Elizabeth A. Montague became Partners at Flanders, Elsberg, Herber & Dunn, LLC.
Andrew. N. Dunkin joined the law firm.
Mark E. Ringer joined the law firm.