At Legacy Law Group, we focus on building quality long-term relationships with our clients. We understand that Estate Planning is an ongoing process, and one that requires regular review and updates. Our goal is to be your Estate Planning partner for life, providing guidance and support as your needs change over time. Whether you're looking to create or update your Will or Trust, plan for incapacity, or prepare for the passing of a loved one, we can help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with an Estate Planning attorney who can help you make sure your journey is a safe and prosperous one.
Your complete estate plan based on all of your assets, goals, wishes, and family dynamics
Life, Disability, and Long Term Care insurance options to provide for asset savings strategy and pass wealth tax free.
A complete plan to help you create a financial vision, retirement planning, investments, etc.
a complete tax strategy for wealth preservation and planning
a complete tax strategy for your business.
planning your goals and business finances.
key person insurance, buy-sell, general liability and other types of business insurance.
review and/or set up of your business structure, contracts, agreements, leases, buy-sell, business succession agreements.
If you are a business owner, the LIFT service will offer you, as the owner, everything, that the traditional LIFT includes, and will also provide the following:
Helping you make sense of estate planning, elder law and guiding small business succession planning is a trust that we do not take lightly.
Our goal is to provide exceptional service that supports the generations of your family.
Serving families, individuals & businesses throughout Colorado we work diligently on our clients behalf. No matter your age or story, one of the best moves you can make is to protect the life you have worked to build, both now and in the future.
Do you know what would happen legally- to you, your loved ones, your money and everything else you care about – if something unexpected happened to you?
If you have an estate plan and it’s out of date, your assets could be lost to the State Department of Unclaimed Property, or to an unnecessary Court process.
If you don’t know exactly what would happen for everyone you love and everything you own, then the first step is to find out exactly what would happen, legally and financially, so that you can decide if the current state of your affairs is okay with you.
Estate planning is about understanding your values and creating a plan that meets your goals and wishes. At Legacy Law Group, we will make sure to create a plan that is exactly right for you.
Serving as a trustee entails a huge level of responsibility and liability. We have seen many instances where the person named as trustee will have limited background or experience in carrying out the legal and financial duties that come with administering a trust.
When a loved one dies it can be a confusing time in which you are in immense grief while also needing to make sure you handle all the technical details of locating assets, paying bills and making sure your loved one’s assets get to the right people, without conflict. We are here to help.
If you are facing an elder law issue, an elder law attorney, like ourselves, can help you and your family navigate the landscape of aging.
You deserve to enjoy your golden years unburdened with worries about incapacity, public benefits, and long-term care. Your plan should focus on your care and protection as your advance in age.
As an elder law attorney serving Denver, CO and the surrounding areas we understand that elder law can vary from state to state. Having an attorney that is highly skilled in protecting you from being exposed to legal jeopardy is exactly what we are able to offer here at Legacy Law Group.
Estate planning for a family with special needs children comes with a complex set of financial, social, and medical issues that some lawyers are ill-equipped to handle. But the experienced special needs planning attorneys with Legacy Law Group are dedicated to ensuring your child with special needs will be well taken care of when you’re no longer able to serve as the primary caregiver.
We offer a variety of estate planning tools and strategies designed to accommodate the unique circumstances presented by children with special needs and their families in Colorado. We can help you pass on the financial assets needed for your child to live a rich quality of life without jeopardizing their eligibility for government benefits. We’ll also assist you in finding and appointing a trusted guardian and/or trustee to look after them in the event of your death or incapacity. And we’ll help with locating the best residential opportunities—as well as the means to pay for them.
If you are a parent of minor children (or those with special needs) who are counting on you, Your estate plan must begin with your children would always be taken care of by the people you want, in the way you want, no matter what happens.
A Kids Protection Plan® is a set of instructions, legal documents and even an ID card for your wallet, which you need to have if you have kids at home who count on you for their well-being and care.
If you are in an accident, your Kids Protection Plan® will make sure your children are never taken into the custody of Child Protective Services, strangers or the care of anyone you wouldn’t want because the authorities don't have clear instructions from you.
At Legacy Law Group, one of our areas of greatest expertise is planning for the well-being and care of the children you love.
Our focus is the I in Family and Client.
It is You. We are here to serve and to help create a customized plan. Not only the individual you, but the one you built within your family. By creating a process that focuses on the bond between you and your family, we facilitate a process that simplifies and comforts an otherwise difficult period of time.
Our goal is to serve the I with Excellence while offering complete Transparency of communication to build a long-lasting Relationship standing on Trust.
Based on our core values, it is apparent that we are here to serve the Client and the Family. Our goal is to facilitate an estate planning process by providing support, trust, and communication.
All of our fees are fixed fees agreed to in advance, so there are no surprises. At our initial meeting you will choose the level of planning and fee that works best for your family, so there will never be any surprises.
We keep you informed and make sure your plan works. We don’t just prepare a set of legal documents for you and send you on your way. We make sure your assets are owned in the right way, we make sure your kids’ well-being is properly planned for, we ensure everyone you’ve named in your plan knows what to do if anything happens to you. And, we make sure that none of your assets become part of the $58 Billion of unclaimed assets across the United States.
We review your plan at least every 3 years and annually We foster a lifetime, ongoing relationship with our clients. Throughout your life, things change. You change; your assets change; your family changes; the law will definitely change. When planning with us, your plan will keep up with those changes.
We have a whole team in place to answer your quick questions and to make the planning process incredibly easy and painless for you and your family.
by helping you make smart choices about things like buying insurance, saving for college, and retirement planning so you never spend more than you have to or get taken advantage of by unscrupulous sales people.
We believe that planning is about much more than just the transfer of your financial wealth. With all of our plans, we include a process to help you transfer your most important personal wealth to your loved ones, including your intellectual, spiritual and human assets - who you are and what’s important to you.
"Just got done getting a trust set up from Legacy Law, and Anastasia could not have been nicer and more professional. Everyone at this firm was polite and friendly, and the whole process was easy to understand and get taken care of. I am so happy to have the trust in place to take care of my wonderful family."
"I am so grateful for Anastasia and all she did to make the entire process of my Estate Planning and Will + Trust completely seamless and stress-free. Anastasia is a pleasure to work with and I will not hesitate to reach out to her for support should I need her services again!"
"We were overdue for estate planning and not sure where to start. Legacy Law Group was very professional, responsive, and communicated thoroughly during the process. We appreciated the knowledge and expert service from everyone at the firm. The feeling of relief in having this taken care of has been wonderful! We highly recommend Legacy Law Group; you are in good hands with Anastasia and her team!"
"We had Anastasia handle our trust and will documents. Everything went smooth and she's always there for any additional recommendations or make necessary changes. Highly recommend."
"Anastasia and her team just completed creation of my trusts and estate planning. Needless to say, I learned a lot about the process and could not be happier with the experience working with Legacy Law Group, PLLC. I definitely recommend this firm for all your estate and trust planning needs!"
"Everyone we worked with at Legacy Law Group were friendly, professional and knowledgeable. We felt very well informed throughout the process and had all of our many questions answered along the way. We have already referred others to them because we had such a great experience."
"Anastasia is extremely helpful and ready to explain every detail that does get confusing at times when it comes to estate planning. Excellent service and dedication to the clients. Strongly recommend"
We were very pleased with Anastasia Fainberg! Anastasia is very knowledgeable in all aspects of law, and we were grateful to have her as our Estate Planning Attorney! She was very thorough in explaining the difference between a "Will," versus "Trust." We were able to accomplish all of our goals with Anastasia in a timely manner, and we appreciated her meeting us at her Fort Collins office! We highly recommend Anastasia Fainberg, and are referring our family and friends to her!
"I worked with the team at Legacy Law Group, I new nothing... they educated me, they helped me understand what was right for me and my situation. I left feeling informed, protected and happy. I highly recommend."
"I recently engaged Anastasia and the Legacy Law Group to update my outdated will and associated documents. I was extremely impressed by her in-depth knowledge of the estate planning process; specifically with her recommendation to set up a revocable trust for my assets in order to avoid lengthy probate. Her response to questions and attention to detail were impeccable and I would recommend her services without reservation."
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Grantor retained annuity trusts (GRAT) funds the GRAT with assets that appreciate in exchange for a guarantied annuity for a fixed time. If the time has expired, the remaining balance has no tax consequences to the beneficiary designated. i.e., Lifetime access trusts remove assets from people's combined estates while helping them retain control over the asset. An ALPT is extremely similar to a GRAT, but instead of receiving payment of annual pensions by the grantor, a special charity based on donor information or funds is used as a source. The rest assets in the CLAT are transferred tax-free to the grantor's descendants.
This is an agreement with three parties: the Trust-makers, the Trustees (or Trust Managers), and the Trust Beneficiaries. For example, a husband and wife may name themselves all three parties to create their trust, manage all the assets transferred to the trust, and have full use and enjoyment of all the trust assets as beneficiaries. Further "back-up" managers can step in under the terms of the trust to manage the assets should the couple become incapacitated or die. Special provisions in the trust also control the management and distribution of assets to heirs in the event of the trust maker's death. With proper planning, the couple also can avoid or eliminate death taxes on their estate. The Revocable Living Trust may allow them to accomplish all this outside of any court proceedings.
Whether you are young or old, rich or poor, married or single, if you own titled assets such as a house and want your loved ones to avoid court interference at your death or incapacity, consider a revocable living trust. A trust allows you to bring all of your assets together under one plan.
Estate planning at Legacy Law Group is not "one size fits all" or "cookie cutter." We offer three levels of planning to suit your varying needs, and you get to choose the level of planning that best fits your family. From starter plans designed primarily for families with young children and not yet much in the way of financial wealth, to more robust plans for well-established families concerned with matters of asset protection, preservation and increased growth, we have you covered. When we meet for your Family Wealth Planning Session, we will review our three planning levels with you, and you will choose our own fee based on your budget and the planning options that are most important to you and your family.
The document a person signs to provide for the orderly disposition of assets after death. Wills do not avoid probate. Wills have no legal authority until the willmaker dies and the original will is delivered to the Probate Court. Still, everyone with minor children needs a will. It is the only way to appoint the new "parent" of an orphaned child. Special testamentary trust provisions in a will can provide for the management and distribution of assets for your heirs. Additionally. assets can be arranged and coordinated with provisions of the testamentary trusts to avoid death taxes.
Sometimes called an Advance Medical Directive, a living will allows you to state your wishes in advance regarding what types of medical life support measures you prefer to have, or have withheld/withdrawn if you are in a terminal condition (without reasonable hope of recovery) and cannot express our wishes yourself. Oftentimes a living will is executed along with a Durable Power of Attorney for Health care, which gives someone legal authority to make your health care decisions when you are unable to do so yourself.
What does Intestacy mean?
If you die without even a Will (intestate), the legislature of your state has already determined who will inherit our assets and when they will inherit them. You may not agree with their plan, but roughly 70 percent of Americans currently use it.