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Phone: (970) 472-9798
Aging and Disability Resources
Legal matters related to aging can be a major challenge for seniors and their families. Fortunately, resources are available to assist families and caregivers as they help seniors address these issues.
Colorado Senior Law Handbook
The Senior Law Handbook is produced annually by the Colorado Bar Association. The Handbook contains more than 30 chapters covering a wide range of issues of interest to seniors and members of their family. Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
Topics of common interest to assist us in being better in our consumer decisions.
Recent national and international events reinforced the importance of making your own, unique, personal preferences known in written instructions regarding your wishes for health care treatment.
Guardianship and Conservatorship in Colorado
While appointing an agent under a durable medical and/or financial power of attorney is generally preferable, there are circumstances where a guardianship and/or conservatorship is necessary.
How to Find an Elder Law Attorney
Elder Law attorneys should have a special sensitivity to aging-related issues and problems.
Contact member Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. to help assist
If you have a dispute with someone that you are unable to settle informally you may want to consider mediation. Mediation allows the participants to negotiate an agreement directly with the other party in a private setting within a time frame set by the parties. Contact or call 970.224.6022
Estate Planning and Probate
It’s important to note that assets such as life insurance, IRAs and most retirement plans are not controlled by a person’s will or revocable living trust. For current information on estate planning and probate visit the Senior Law Day Handbook and click on the appropriate chapter.
Many types of insurance plans available. Information on common types are provided here.
There are many different types of medical insurance plans available. Selection of coverage is likely based on how much control you would like to maintain over provider choices — in light of how much you can afford to pay. Information on common types are provided here.
Other Types of Medical Insurance
Insurance coverages for other aspects of health care needs are also available, such as, disability, dental and visions plans.
Life insurance policies are provided in various forms for differing purposes – all paying some death benefit payment for those named by the insured. Policies vary from minimal coverage for a mortgage death benefit, to more sophisticated benefits, cash value and investment strategies.
Long-term Care Insurance
Think of this as post-retirement disability insurance. These policies should be considered by people in their 40’s and 50’s as part of their pre-retirement planning.
With any life or health insurance plan the key to buying the right type and right design is knowing what you’re needs are, what risks are you trying to protect, what is your budget, what other sources of help are really available to you.