Fort Collins, Colorado Probate Cases, Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Our office can provide you with compassionate professional advice and guidance for that unfortunate time when a loved one dies, becomes disabled or incapacitated. We work side by side as we advise the personal representative, guardian or conservator. Bordeaux & Boyes also handles trust administration and related issues or complications. Whether it is a quick consultation or full representation, we provide flexibility to deliver the services you need.
Probate is the process of administering the estate of a deceased person. Drastically simplified, this is the process of collecting all of their assets and paying their debts. Whether or not a deceased person had a will determines the set of rules that we play by. There are three types of probate available in Colorado and our Office can help decide which type is best for a given situation. Bordeaux & Boyes makes every effort to make sure that the probate process is easy for you. We are here to do the legal work so that the family can properly grieve. Our Office provides peace of mind that your loved ones final matters are being properly wrapped-up. Do not hesitate to contact our office if a friend, neighbor or loved one has recently passed.
Guardianship & Conservatorship
A legal Guardian is appointed to make decisions for a person regarding their health, medical treatment and living situation. A Conservator is appointed to make decisions regarding a protected person’s finances and property. The Guardian handles the person and the Conservator handles the person’s money.
A Guardian/Conservator may become necessary for a number of reasons including a disabled child turning 18 or any other child or adult who is otherwise incapable of handling their own decisions. A Guardian and/or Conservator appointment can sometimes be avoided if Powers of Attorney were put in place at a time when the person had capacity to do so.
At Bordeaux & Boyes we are able to guide you and your loved ones through the process of applying for a Guardianship, Conservatorship or both so that you can legally better take care of those who need it. Guardians and Conservators are both in a fiduciary relationship with the protected person and have to file regular reports with the Courts.
If you have any questions regarding the recent death of a loved one, or would like to learn more about probate, call the law office of Bordeaux & Boyes LLC to arrange an initial consultation.