Elder Law

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Planning For The Unexpected

Colorado Springs, CO
719-694-1284

We all know there are certain things we can take for granted such as death and taxes. We should also expect the unexpected. Consequently, I think it is helpful to do a simple self-assessment of what plans you have in place if the unexpected happens, as it will. For example: Do I have in place adequate...


Estate Planning Legal Fees

Colorado Springs, CO
719-465-4324

Maybe even more important than the amount of your legal fees is how those fees are determined. Estate planning attorneys charge in two main ways; hourly and flat fee. Hourly billing is how attorneys have charged since the beginning of time. Hourly works great for litigation since the time required is...


Medicaid’s Gift to Children Who Care for a Parent

Boulder, CO
303-604-6030

In most states, transferring your house to your children (or someone else) may lead to a Medicaid penalty period, which would make you ineligible for Medicaid for a period of time. However, there are circumstances in which transferring a house will not result in a penalty period.   One of those circumstances...


Five Key Considerations as You Plan For Your Future

Fort Colllins, CO
877-897-6591

How do I navigate costs for care as I get older and need more support? We work hard for financial assets built over a lifetime and may not want those assets drained by long-term care costs or medical bills. Proper planning (including Trusts and other estate planning documents) allows you to maximize...


Why Would I Consider a Trust for My Estate Planning?

CO
303-355-8500

Everyone needs an estate plan, it doesn’t matter what your socio-economic circumstances are. A simple estate plan will typically contain at least three documents. This will generally include a durable medical power of attorney and a durable financial power of attorney. The other document typically found...



Navigate Life’s Moments with Confidence


At the law office of Beth Prather, you will find a team ready to help you through some of life’s most difficult moments. Beth Prather’s credentials as a board certified elder law attorney with expertise in the areas of estate planning, probate, trusts, guardianship, Medicaid, and VA planning bring...


The Best Time to Plan is Before you Need Assistance


“I’m not going to a nursing home, I want to stay in my own home.” Unfortunately, physical and mental capacity issues may require additional care that is difficult and extraordinarily expensive in your home. Transitioning into an assisted living or skilled nursing facility can be exhausting and expensive....


3 Reasons Simple Will Plans are Insufficient


It’s Not Only About the Money. The problem with simple wills is that they generally deal with who gets the stuff.  General will plans for married families typically distribute assets “all to spouse then to my kids in equal shares.”  Consider this question… is money the only thing you give to your...

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