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 clients through the door. Her down-to-earth approach and skill at communicating in a manner that can make sense out of difficult topics keep clients coming back.

Conflict & Family Caregivers – What You Need to Know

Conflict is a normal, natural part of everyone’s life. Factors that can exacerbate conflict include the well-known things to avoid in polite conversation: religion, politics and money. For families, these big three topics quickly trigger emotions that can be difficult to defuse and when things go awry the aftermath can be felt for decades. According to a May 2018 AARP article “Millennials: The Emerging Generation of Family Caregivers,” there are 40 million family caregivers in

When Do You Need A Guardianship Or Conservatorship In Colorado ?

  Too often, individuals do not plan for illness or incapacity and have not executed proper medical or financial directives such as a durable medical power of attorney or a durable financial power of attorney. A power of attorney is a document that is executed by a competent person which gives a nominated agent the authority to manage all or some of a person’s medical or financial affairs. A power of attorney is “durable” if

When Do You Need A Guardianship Or Conservatorship In Colorado ?

Too often, individuals do not plan for illness or incapacity and have not executed proper medical or financial directives such as a durable medical power of attorney or a durable financial power of attorney. A power of attorney is a document that is executed by a competent person which gives a nominated agent the authority to manage all or some of a person’s medical or financial affairs. A power of attorney is “durable” if it

Why is a Durable Power of Attorney Necessary?

Sometimes I am asked what planning documents are most important, and people are often surprised when I first mention the need for powers of attorney. A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document that appoints a person to act as your “agent” in your absence or when you are unable to act for yourself. Depending upon how the document is drafted your agent can be authorized to make financial and health care decisions for

Family Decisions Can be Stressful – Help is Available!

Have you ever had a disagreement within your family? Everyone has. As things change, such as family members aging, there are many decisions to be made: healthcare, finances, guardianship, power of attorney, estates, wills…and so much more! These decisions may be challenging to make given that they typically involve many family members who each have their own opinion on what is “best” and on top of it all, there are decades of emotions that color