Estates, Wills & Trusts

It’s important to provide a plan to protect your family and wealth in the event of your incapacity or death in Denver. Illumine Legal LLC has the estate planning attorneys to help you successfully navigate the legal process following a death. Our probate attorneys can assist with opening a probate, settling creditor claims, and ultimately distributing assets while protecting the fiduciary from liability. In addition, our estate tax lawyers can consider trust terms and whether modification would forward the creator’s intent in Denver.

What’s a Testamentary Trust?

A testamentary trust is a provision in a will that appoints a trustee that will manage the assets of the dead. If you need one in Denver, our estate tax lawyers are highly adept at reducing estate tax liabilities, helping you keep as much as you can. A testamentary trust must be passed along in the will, and it will need to go through the entire probate process in Denver.

Premier Probate Attorney Serving Denver

After a person dies in Denver, a probate attorney should be hired to handle the estate administration. Illumine Legal LLC does this by reviewing executed wills or living trusts, assisting with opening a probate in the accurate jurisdiction, and ensuring the entire probate process runs smoothly and according to the letter of the law. When a person passes in Denver or Colorado, we can advise on various legal matters that go along with it.

Honoring the Last Will and Testament in Denver

A last will and testament is a legal document outlining the deceased’s final wishes when it comes to assets and dependents. At Illumine Legal LLC, our will and trust lawyers walk you through each step of the process. If you wish to set up a will in Denver, so your loved ones aren’t confused after your passing, we can do that as well.

Looking for an Estate Planning Attorney in Denver?

An estate planning attorney works with the living clients on how to administer their assets and estate. Similar to a will and trust lawyer, these lawyers help our Denver clients prepare trusts, wills, and other relevant documents to ensure a smooth transition of assets.

Our Estate Planning Attorneys

Primary Contact

W. Douglas Hoak

Additional Contacts

Jennifer Clouse

Hannah Clayshulte

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Everyone knows that taking on the legal system without adequate counsel can be a nightmare. In certain situations, the law requires a party to have professional legal representation. Illumine Legal LLC ensures Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and New York clients have the legal consultation services they need to navigate complex legal processes and actions. From charity and taxes to taking care of your wealth and assets, we exhaust every legal option to guarantee you are within the letter of the law. For more about our specific legal services, get in touch at your earliest convenience.