Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, and Probate & Estate Administration

Customized and cost-effective estate planning, elder law, and estate administration.

Kristin Dittus, JD, LLM – Attorney

Over the past nineteen years, Kristin has enjoyed helping a wide range of clients, from individuals beginning to build wealth, blended families looking to provide for both the surviving spouse and children from previous relationships, as well as high net worth families with larger and more complex assets.

While young families may be most concerned about naming guardians, older clients may be worried about the cost of Medicaid, asset protection, and establishing trusts for loved ones. Those with complex assets often wish to reduce their taxable estate and transfer wealth to younger generations due to significant assets and impending taxes. Kristin provides highly customized lifetime planning documents that address the unique needs of each client.

Don’t let difficult decisions keep you from creating an effective plan, or updating an existing plan to include modern tax considerations and advances in trusts and estate planning. The answer to your estate planning questions is just a phone call away.

Mindful of the costs associated with creating a comprehensive estate plan, Kristin works to maximize efficiency, keeping costs low while bringing significant knowledge to help each client make the best decisions given their unique circumstances. As an experienced attorney who specializes in this area, the best value to clients is often achieved by finding the most economical legal solution to match your goals. While it may be possible to obtain an estate plan for less money, it would be hard to find equally comprehensive service and expertise for the same price.  Kristin also focuses on how to protect your assets from expensive nursing home costs and, after you pass, how to safely protect assets intended for your beneficiaries.

By working to ensure your wishes for your future financial and medical care are clearly stated, you can rest easy knowing that your loved ones will have the tools they need to best address any situation that may arise. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

Contact us at 303.780.7390 to set up an appointment.

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  • Areas of Practice

    Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts)

    Kristin will conduct a comprehensive analysis of your assets and liabilities, including the exposure to transfer and income taxes in states other than Colorado to customize a personal estate plan for you and your family.
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    Probate & Estate Administration

    After a person’s death, probate is the process of winding up the decedent’s affairs, handling any outstanding creditor obligations, and transferring ownership of property.
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    Tax Planning & Advice

    The American Taxpayer Relief Act (“ATRA”), enacted on January 2, 2013, made permanent a $5,000,000 exemption amount for transfer taxes affecting estate, gift and generation skipping transfer (“GST”) taxes for each individual or $10,000,000 per couple.
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    Retirement Assets, Joint Assets, and Life Insurance

    Certain types of property are “non-probate” assets which pass according to the provisions of the contract instead of under your Will.
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    Asset Protection and Wealth Preservation

    There are a number of strategies that can be employed for asset protection and wealth preservation within a family.
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    Small Business Law and Succession Planning

    Owning and operating, as well as establishing or dissolving, a small business has many responsibilities.
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    Elder Law

    Elder law takes into consideration what to do if a person requires long term care and needs to qualify for Medicaid.
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    Special Needs Planning and Advising for Disabilities

    A special needs trust (“SNT”) can be created for a person who has special needs or is disabled and requires governmental assistance for his or her care.
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    Powers of Attorney, and Health Directives or Living Will

    Both of these documents provide for a distribution of your assets upon your death. A Will allows you to name a guardian for any children under the age of eighteen (18) and provide for testamentary trusts (created after your death) to hold assets for children or any other beneficiaries.
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