Established Colorado Estate Planning Firm, HUSSON LAW LLC Drafts and Updates Wills
John Husson is a dedicated lawyer helping clients in the Denver metro area plan for the distribution and management of their property and finances, both at the time of disability and death.
At Husson Law LLC, John Husson offers a full range of services relating to wills, including drafting, review, amendment, revocation and execution. His experience enables him to provide reliable and practical estate planning advice to people from all walks of life. He understands that it can feel overwhelming to make plans for the property and assets you have accumulated over a lifetime, and it can be difficult to think about how your children should be cared for should the unthinkable happen. His goal is to help people in the Denver area and throughout Colorado to create estate plans in which they can feel confident and secure. John is capable of handling moderate sized estates, creating clear and enforceable instructions that accurately convey his clients’ intentions.
Knowledgeable in Colorado law, John assists his clients to create comprehensive and carefully thought-out legacy instructions.
- Simple mistakes can render wills invalid in whole or in part. Essential elements of a valid will include:
- Intent — The testator, the person who creates the will, must intend that the document be a last will and testament at the time it is made. The testator must be of sound mind, and must create the will voluntarily, without coercion or undue influence.
- Proper execution — A traditional will is written, signed by the testator and often affirmed by two witnesses.
- Clear language — A statement within a will that is confusing or open to various interpretations can invalidate all or part of the will.
An error in the drafting of your will can cause confusion in the court and conflict among your heirs. To make sure that your wishes can be carried out, it is wise to hire a competent attorney. John Husson of Husson Law LLC offers relevant legal advice for drafting valid wills.
John prepares thorough plans to protect your loved ones.
Your last will and testament provides the opportunity to distribute your assets, establish guardians for your minor children and also adult children with special needs. A will is the primary means by which you can leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your estate is distributed according to the Colorado law of intestacy, making decisions that might not reflect your desires. John drafts clear, legally sound and enforceable wills that include considerations for:
- Property — Real estate is typically the most valuable property a person or couple owns. Wills can include instructions for all kinds of property, from homes, automobiles, and art to sentimental objects.
- Financial assets — A wide array of financial assets can be accounted for in a will. You can choose how the wealth you hold in bank accounts, stocks, bonds, retirement plans and other sources of value should be distributed among your beneficiaries.
- Child guardianship — Your will allows you to make contingency plans for the care of your minor children. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent, but couples should also consider whom they want to raise their children if both parents pass away. You can also make arrangements in your will for the care of your pets. In your Will a primary guardian and successor guardian will be nominated by you. The Court will still need to appoint the guardian and successor guardian.
- Personal Representative or Executor responsibilities — Your will should include instructions for who should be appointed to manage your estate and the distribution of your property and payment of your debts and ensuring that your wishes are carried out.
As your life unfolds, your circumstances and concerns may shift. To remain current, you should review and update your will at least yearly and whenever there in a significant change in your personal circumstances or those of your family, i.e. divorce, change of health status, etc. John can advise you on your will in light of your current finances, marital status and family situation. Husson Law LLC can draft valid supplements (known as codicils) that address changes in your situation and outlook.
Contact the dedicated Colorado estate planning firm of Husson Law LLC for help with preparing a will for you and your loved ones. Call John at 719-310-7221 or online to schedule a free initial phone or video consultation.