What You Should Know About Discharging Domestic Debts in Bankruptcy

What You Should Know About Discharging Domestic Debts in Bankruptcy - AndersenLawPCWhen you file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, many of your debts will be discharged, meaning you will no longer be liable to pay them. However, certain types of domestic debts are non-dischargeable, so filing for bankruptcy will not get rid of your liability to pay those debts. Below is a breakdown of how the different types of bankruptcy can affect your domestic debts. Read More »

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Why You Should Arrange Estate Planning in 2018

As you look ahead to the New Year, you might set new goals or make resolutions dealing with your health, wealth and happiness. But the start of the year is also a great time to get organized with estate planning. Sure, it’s great to save some money or make your first big parents reading to soninvestment with a new home. But you work hard to make that possible! So make sure you have a say in what happens to it if something happens to you. As K.P. Edwards wrote in “Financial Counseling and Planning,” “Estate planning has long been recognized as an important part of financial planning for families.”

Contrary to popular belief, you are never too young, too healthy or too single to have a will, and you don’t need to have kids to justify drafting one either. Read More »

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Should You File a Paternity Action or an Allocation of Parental Responsibilities Case?

While you can combine the actions in certain situations, it is common that a parent will have to decide whether to file a paternity action under CRS 10-4-105 or an allocation of parental responsibilities (APR) proceeding under CRS 14-10-107. happy dad and daughter

Here are some things to consider: Read More »

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How Technology Can Help With Long-Distance Caregiving

 The following is a guest post by Marie Villeza of ElderImpact.org. Her mission is to empower seniors against ageism by providing information they need to keep control of their own lives. Marie developed ElderImpact.org to provide seniors and their caregivers with resources and advice.

The famous Henry Ford once said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” When the world and its technologies move so fast, we struggle to keep up — sometimes we resist it — but our life can be easier if we embrace the changes of time’s innovations and learn to use them. The modern world has certainly made long-distance communication more convenient, and if you are care for an elderly parent from far away, you may have some help. Read More »

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Get Free Legal Advice Oct. 25

I am looking forward to taking part in Jefferson County’s National Pro Bono Day event on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Golden. The event is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and I will be volunteering from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read More »

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Financial Exploitation of the Elderly: Can You Do the Math?

The following is a guest post by Pamela D. Wilson, CSA, MS, BS/BA, CG. Pamela is an advocate for family and professional caregivers.  She is a recognized expert in the areas of advocacy, caregiving, care navigation, aging parents, family and professional caregiver relationships and long term care. An industry leader, Pamela desires to change the common belief that minimum standards of care are acceptable. To learn more about Pamela and her work, visit PamelaDWilson.com.

Financial Exploitation of the Elderly - Pamela Wilson - Andersen Law PCI recently received a letter with an AARP logo telling me that I may have sewer line issues and that I should contact a particular company to have an investigation completed or I might be personally liable for damage to my sewer line and to the homes of my neighbors. I took a moment and was able to review a logical process in my mind that confirmed that my house is on a well. If there is a well then there is no sewer line. If there is an issue, it would be with my septic tank not my sewer line. If there is no sewer line then there is no potential for damage or to the homes of my neighbors, who also, by the way, have wells and septic systems.  Read More »

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Attend Beth’s BNI Presentation Oct. 4

I will be giving a presentation to the Golden chapter of BNI — Business Networking International — on Wednesday, Oct. 4. BNI logo

I invite you — friends, clients, business associates and colleagues — to please support me by attending! Read More »

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Beth Joins Team Training Legal Personnel on Unbundled Legal Services

In early September, I attended training for unbundled legal services trainers. I am so excited to be one of the new trainers in this area of the law!

In a conference room in our beautiful Supreme Court building, the Ralph Carr Judicial Center in downtown Denver, I met with three judges, a representative from the Colorado Bar Association and six other attorneys who practice unbundled legal services. Read More »

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Probation Litigation: Guardians, Conservators and Estate Issues

There is a common observance among lawyers: In family law, the parents fight over the children; in elder law, the children fight over the parents.

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Sadly, this is often true and can lead to costly litigation. What starts out as a dispute among siblings as to whether a parent should reside with one of them can end up being a court case. When that happens, our firm is there to represent a party who wants to make sure his or her interests are protected. Read More »

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Why It’s Important To Talk End-Of-Life Before An Emergency

8.17.17.EndOfLife.Andersen.blog (1)The following is a guest post by Fran Myers who started a nonprofit called Advance Care Advocate to meet the needs of those without a health care advocate. She coaches families, acts as an agent (primary or secondary) and speaks for groups, organizations and churches. 

A teen I know shared that when her dad died suddenly, no one knew how to talk with her about it. Her friends didn’t know what to say. Her story highlights the fact that we really don’t do well at communicating about this phase of the life cycle no matter how old we are and how hurtful that is. Read More »

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