Estate Planning Attorney in Fort Collins
Attorney Matt Meuli’s estate planning practice focuses on helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures for tomorrow. He excels at guiding parents and grandparents through the often confusing maze of financial and legal decisions to create plans that ensure the well-being of families and the accomplishment of cherished family goals. His considerable legal expertise includes family protection, wealth preservation, and values-based planning for couples, planning strategies for unmarried couples and divorced individuals, and all aspects of estate administration. Whether you are married or single, with a traditional family or a blended one, just starting out or looking back on a life well lived, Matt will help you craft a plan to achieve your goals for your loved ones for today and years to come.
“Knowledge is learning from your own mistakes…wisdom is learning from the mistakes of others…”
This lesson Matt learned the hard way as a teenager as he was fortunate to have had grandparents set up a trust so his sisters and he could attend college. Unfortunately, this trust provided that he receive the principal amount when he turned 21 years old, still a very common way people write trusts today. Not being mature enough to handle this amount, Matt spent the money on what he only describes as “cool” stuff. Had that money remained in the trust, it would be worth over $225,000 today. He knows this amount because the same year that Matt received the money, he advised his sisters not to make the same mistake and to leave their principal in the trust. Fortunately for them, they listened to his advice. Matt now smiles when his children ask him why they do not have the “cool stuff” their cousins do. He tells them it is because he did not have an older brother from which to learn wisdom.
Matt believes that life is a journey and much of what we learn is in the traveling and not in the destination. Because of this, many of us should leave our values in addition to our valuables to the ones we love. Estate planning is not about us. It is about making the process for our loved ones with less court and less conflict.
Matt’s education includes an associate degree in accounting, a bachelor’s degree in finance, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wyoming. He is licensed to practice law in Colorado and Wyoming. He served as an Honorarium Professor for the University of Colorado at Denver in the Graduate School of Public Affairs. He has also served as an instructor with the Colorado Department of Education and the Association of Christian Schools International in Social Studies, Business and Computers.
Matt’s Client Success Stories
Glen and gracie
“My wife and I are very grateful for the careful explanation of the value of having our estate plan in place. Matt Meuli patiently answered all of our questions and made sure we had all the information we needed. We highly recommend Meuli Law Office for your estate planning needs. Now our beneficiaries will be in great hands and not have to struggle through so many unknowns. ”
“When I think of a lawyer, I sure wouldn’t think of Matt Meuli! Matt embodies everything you’d want in someone on your side – he’s not a stereotypical lawyer! Matt cares deeply about his clients and is on a personal basis with everyone! He’s not the kind of person who is “in and out” of your business, as so many do in his profession! He is a trusted Business Coach, and Estate Planner! These things being his focus, he must maintain a great personal and working relationship with his clients! But he doesn’t just do that because he has to in order to do a great job; Matt is invested in every one of his clients and will work personally with them to help achieve their business or estate goals! Not only that, but Matt is committed to ongoing follow up and any necessary adjustments, so you won’t ever have to worry down the road! I highly recommend Matt Meuli, Your Trusted Planner, and Meuli Law Office for all your business and estate planning needs!”
“This is my testimonial of Matt Meuli who had helped me in getting my Estate Planning done. There is so many things to think about when it comes to figuring out what to do to protect your Properly, money and items. I found out from Matt that if you do not have an Estate Plan the State government will step in and tax your complete estate and divide up your property in how they feel. You do not want the government to do that, also you will have to pay taxes. By creating an estate Plan, you will not get taxed!! Matt met with me in a number of times to make sure I have everything in place. Thanks, Matt for your help. Please set up a meeting with him and you will be glad you did!!!”
Sandie and ed campbell
“When my father passed unexpectedly, it was surprising how much was involved. We had no idea what to do, where to go, how to find info that wasn’t written on his 1 page handwritten will. We will be forever grateful that we had Matt Meuli by our side showing us how to navigate through my father’s poorly prepared will. We have since set up a trust for our little ones and have no worries for those left behind. Matt thoroughly explained each part of the process in an easy to understand way. We now have peace of mind. Thank you Matt!”