Advance Medical Directives and Estate Planning in Adams County and Broomfield County
Tirey O’Neil, LLC helps the aging population and their families plan for their future care, as well as the future of their estates. We work with seniors to establish a comprehensive plan to protect them and their estates from predators and plan who will make medical, personal and financial decisions for them when they are no longer able to handle the day to day decisions themselves.
Westminster, Colorado Attorneys providing Caring and Responsive Representation for Elder Law Clients
Guardianships and Conservatorships: When your family member becomes incapacitated, or reaches an age when he or she is no longer able to make decisions for himself or herself they may need a Guardian or Conservator to help them. In Colorado, when an individual becomes incapacitated, the Court will appoint a Guardian to make decisions regarding the personal and medical care of the individual and a Conservator to manage the individual’s finances. The Guardian and Conservator may be the same person or different people depending on the circumstances. We often refer to this process as “Living Probate.” Our firm increase your odds of avoiding this type of lawsuit by providing advance planning. Nevertheless, there may be circumstances when a Guardianship and/or Conservatorship is the necessary. In which case, we can take your case to the Court to secure a Guardianship and/or Conservatorship for you or your loved one.
Powers of attorney: Powers of attorney are an extremely important, and often overlooked, part of a comprehensive estate plan. This is especially true for single and divorced individuals! Properly set up Powers of Attorney can protect you when you cannot protect yourself due to an accident, serious illness or incapacity and can, in most cases, allow you to avoid Guardianship and/or Conservatorship. Our firm will help you to choose who will make your important legal and financial decisions when you are no longer able to make them for yourself.
Estate Planning/ Wills and Trusts: There are a variety of options to consider when planning an estate. At Tirey O’Neil, we help clients determine which form of estate plan, Will or Trust based, will best suit their goals. We use state of the art technology and actively participate in local and nationwide estate planning organizations to ensure that we are current on the latest trends and legal issues, all in an effort to provide our clients with effective legal advice and representation.
Elder abuse: Abuse of seniors is on the rise. If you think you are a victim of Elder abuse, give us a call. We can help you obtain justice.
Issues of fraud: Financial exploitation of seniors is on the rise and unfortunately the offenders are often family members. The elderly are also often targets of criminal scams and fraud attempts. We can work with you and your family to recover damages from any sustained loss, and set up safeguards to protect your loved ones in the future.
Grandparents’ rights: We provide practical legal advice to grandparents who seek to obtain custody or visitation rights to their grandchildren. Our firm will help you understand your rights as a third party and will inform you on the merits of your case.
Mediation/ Probate mediation: Families often need assistance to discuss issues related to aging parents or the death of a parent. Family squabbles that have been going on for years and hurt feelings just under the surface tend to resurface when families come together. We can help facilitate and guide your difficult, but necessary, family conversations to productive outcomes. When a loved one dies, the stress and grief suffered by the family and others can be compounded by disagreements over the decedent’s estate. In many cases, mediation can help the parties ease their pain and sort out their disagreements in a neutral, safe environment. We offer interest-based mediation services to help your family make necessary decisions in those stressful times.
Adams County Guardianship Lawyer
From offices in Northglenn, Colorado, Tirey O’Neil LLC offers representation to clients in communities throughout the Denver metro area. Contact my law firm to schedule a free introductory consultation. Our office operates Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Evening, weekend and home appointments can be arranged. For the convenience of our clients, our firm accepts credit cards as payment and translation services can be arranged.