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I have a new logo, and I’m pleased to say that the day I purchased it and printed it out, I was able to ask a client what he thought about it, and he immediately recognized it as a tree

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The Insurance Industry’s Response to our Unprecedented Longevity

  This post is about the insurance industry’s response to our unprecedented longevity.  Hmmm. . . . puzzling over the title of this one?  Well, a couple interesting insurance developments have made it onto my radar screen recently and so

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The Colorado Probate Code: Compensation and Cost Recovery Act

  Last week I attended the quarterly meeting of the Colorado Guardianship Association, of which I am a member. The CGA is a nonprofit that is a multidisciplinary group of attorneys, professional fiduciaries (like the folks who serve as trustee,

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Elderhood as a Life Stage: The Power of Naming (part 3)

Elderhood and naming, misnaming and un-naming. This will most likely be the last installment on this philosophical theme.  In thinking about how to prevent elder abuse and exploitation as well as the new mandatory reporting effective July 1, 2014 in

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Will I Inherit My Parent’s Debts?

  Here’s a picture from a bird walk I did with a group at Hudson Gardens last weekend.  No there aren’t any birds in this one, so don’t look for the red-winged blackbird that was nearby.  On that beautiful summer

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Elderhood as a Life Stage: The Power of Naming (part 2)

Where is this place – old age?  In the first post I looked at the power of naming and how we often use and misuse it in the context of challenges presented by aging.  Here in the second post I

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Inherited IRAs in light of last week’s US Supreme Court decision (Clark v. Rameker)

Everyone knows what an IRA is – right?  We think IRAs have been around a really long time, but they only came into being in 1975 with ERISA legislation, and Roth IRAs came in 1997.  IRAs are classic nonprobate property

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Elderhood as a Life Stage: The Power of Naming (part I)

    In this first post I look at the power of naming and how we often use and misuse it in the context of challenges presented by aging.  In the second post I will explore a collective means of

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Jefferson County Senior Law Day is Saturday, June 7, 2014.

The 4th  Annual Jefferson County Senior Law Day will be held at Faith Bible Chapel, located at 63rd and Ward Road, Arvada, Colorado, beginning in the Worship Center at 8:00 a.m.  The opening session is from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45

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The Cultural, Social and Socioeconomic Aspects of Elder Law

  In case you’re wondering about the origin of this post, it is the title of a continuing legal education panel I participated in last week which was sponsored by the Boulder County Bar Association.  Other participants were elder law

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Guest Post by Karen Moorehead: You Promised to Take Care of Them. No One Said It Would Be Easy…

  I recently met with Karen Moorehead, the owner of Elderlink Home Care, Inc and she agreed to write a guest post.  Aging in place is a familiar buzzword today, but many people don’t know what it really means until there

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