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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 Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

This is an important development regarding the Uniform Law Commission’s Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (UFADAA).  I learned that there is a new and revised version of the uniform law which has in the last few days been

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The Continuing Adventures of the Psychopomp: Grief As Psychopomp

This post is dedicated to my dear cousin, who recently lost his beloved wife of forty years. Yes, this is another installment in my series, but it wasn’t quite planned that way. . . .   After traveling to the funeral

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The Continuing Adventures of the Psychopomp: What is the Vocation of a Psychopomp?

This is the first of a series of posts about our death-denying and death-phobic culture and the “usefulness” of a psychopomp as a means of understanding the meaning behind the denial and the denial of meaning.  If using the psychopomp

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Funeral planning, disposition of remains and the importance of “The Conversation”

Last Sunday I presented to a lively and engaged group at a local church on the topic of health care self-determination.  This post is a bit of a follow-up to that conversation on the enduring topic that “it is never

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Jefferson County Senior Law Day – Saturday June 13, 2015

This is the season for the annual Senior Law Days, co-sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association.  There are a number of events taking place throughout the state, but this post is about the Jefferson County Senior Law Day this Saturday,

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More Adventures of the Psychopomp

In a previous post this past January, I wrote about a term, an “office” to be more exact, about which very few of us in this post-modern world know.  The psychopomp is the guide to the “other side” so to

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A Probate Judge Finds Same Sex Common Law Marriage in Colorado

  Last week I received news on a listserve that the Jefferson County District Court, sitting in probate, granted relief to a woman who claimed she was the surviving common law spouse of a decedent.  The two women had cohabited

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Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets – an update of sorts

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve written a post about digital assets in the probate context.  This year, Colorado was one of twenty-three states whose legislatures introduced the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (UFADAA).  Keep in mind

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Approaching Grief and Grief’s Consolation

Life, living and being open to change (whether it is desired is another matter) invariably involve grief, because change – inevitable as it is – often involves grief, a recognition of a loss for something or someone beloved or simply

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The Current Conundrum of Dementia and Consensual Sexual Relations

As promised in a previous post, I’m taking another look at this topic which is certain to become more controversial as situations in long term care facilities continue to present themselves.  This topic is of recent relevance due to the

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