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What your family needs to know about your estate plan20201003084344

What your family needs to know about your estate plan

October 3, 2020
Catherine's Video MessageTranscript: What your family needs to know about your estate planOne of the most difficult situations in life for anyone is the moment you lose a loved one. That situation is already devastating, but there’s an added burden we sometimes see that’s super easy to fix, as ...
Even Better Than Leaving A Legacy20200908153450

Even Better Than Leaving A Legacy

September 8, 2020
Even better than leaving a legacyWhen we think of legacy, we think about what we will leave behind when we die. The way others will think about us, the values we embody and hope to instill in others. In the estate planning context, legacy is defined as a gift of money or other property when we die.M...
Do I Need a Living Trust?20200830191818

Do I Need a Living Trust?

August 30, 2020
Do I need a living trust?There are two basic ways you can create your estate plan, using a Will as the foundation of the plan or using a Living Trust. But with all of the conflicting information on the internet, it’s hard to know which one is right for you.Do I need a Living Trust, or would a Will b...
Best Attorney in Colorado Springs20200820141443

Best Attorney in Colorado Springs

August 20, 2020
Cast your Ballot for The Independent's Best Attorney of 2020Why vote for us? Because we have the best dogs, and more. Watch the video.Thank you. We are proud that you voted Hammond Law Group Best Attorney in Colorado Springs three years' running  - 2016, 2017 and 2018.Last year the Indy eliminated t...
The Hidden Benefit of Estate Planning20200807081144

The Hidden Benefit of Estate Planning

August 7, 2020
Even the Young and Athletic Profit from the Hidden Benefit of Estate PlanningAt 39, my friend Chris felt vibrant and healthy. He’d recently completed his first Ironman triathlon, as well as a number of other athletic events. When his financial advisor told him he needed to get his estate plan in ord...
COVID-19 & Your Estate Plan20200704200605

COVID-19 & Your Estate Plan

July 4, 2020
July 4th, 2020As the first wave of the Coronavirus begins to strengthen in the US, it has become clear that the pandemic will be with us for a while. So what does the pandemic have to do with estate planning?A lot.Remember, estate planning is not just your legal documents, but the entire plan to tak...
How should you prepare for the healthcare decisions your family may need to make?20200506121757

How should you prepare for the healthcare decisions your family may need to make?

May 6, 2020
How should you prepare for the healthcare decisions your family may need to make?Whether you have medical directives in place yet or not, it’s likely you haven’t fully prepared for what COVID-19 might mean for your family.The pandemic brings a whole new world of challenges to all of us, young and ol...
Life can change in the blink of an eye or the drawing of a breath.20200414120846

Life can change in the blink of an eye or the drawing of a breath.

April 14, 2020
Life can change in the blink of an eye or the drawing of a breath.Last week we received a call from a gentleman who was in the hospital with COVID. He had no plan in place and called us to ask if it was too late. Thankfully he was still able to speak, to tell us what was most important so we could s...
Why they’re not singing in Italy anymore20200406203221

Why they’re not singing in Italy anymore

April 6, 2020
April 7th, 2020 A Note from Catherine Working from home I feel isolated from the challenges of the pandemic. I sit in my office and focus on work and I can’t tell that anything is wrong outside my house. I’m settling into the new normal. Until I’m not, when I remember that I still don’t […]...
SECURE Act: Stretch Inherited IRA Replaced with 10 Year Rule20200130134120

SECURE Act: Stretch Inherited IRA Replaced with 10 Year Rule

January 30, 2020
SECURE Act: Stretch Inherited IRA Replaced with 10 Year RuleBy Jess BolenThe SECURE Act, which was signed into law in late December 2019, has rightfully generated buzz among qualified retirement account holders nearing retirement. This is because the people who will be most affected the soonest by t...
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