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Why you should barely notice a good estate plan in an emergency.20210312091131

Why you should barely notice a good estate plan in an emergency.

March 12, 2021
My friend and her husband arrived at the surgery center on a sunny Friday morning. She had tucked the envelope with his medical directives in her purse as they left the house, knowing they wouldn’t be necessary. But Amy is always prepared, and that’s how she showed up for his minor surgery--ready fo...
How to Actually Support Your Loved Ones20210216152439

How to Actually Support Your Loved Ones

February 16, 2021
A few weeks ago someone near and dear to me landed in the hospital. As the acute situation was resolved over the next couple of weeks, she was diagnosed with a serious and potentially life-threatening medical condition.This one hit me hard, and I wanted to do something – anything! – to make things b...
How to Avoid Estate Planning and Probate Scams20210121114026

How to Avoid Estate Planning and Probate Scams

January 21, 2021
How to Avoid Estate Planning and Probate ScamsHow disappointing and frustrating it would be to spend thousands of dollars on an estate plan to protect you and your loved ones, or to pay money to receive a large inheritance you desperately needed, only to find that you’ve paid someone who has run off...
One easy way to destroy your estate plan: Real Estate and refinancing20201221084302

One easy way to destroy your estate plan: Real Estate and refinancing

December 21, 2020
One easy way to destroy your estate plan: Real Estate and refinancingThe mortgage business is booming. Historically low interest rates have motivated people to refinance their homes. However, refinancing your home could have a detrimental impact on your estate plan without you ever realizing it.How ...
December vBlog – Death and Taxes – Support for HLG clients and friends20201204100813

December vBlog – Death and Taxes – Support for HLG clients and friends

December 4, 2020
December, 2020Hello friends,Am I the only one who feels like this year has both dragged on and sped by, all at the same time? Last week I had the quietest Thanksgiving I can remember, just me and Brian and a meal we cooked a few nights earlier during a virtual cooking class. While that’s not the way...
15 years at Hammond Law Group — Stories of tragedy and triumph, of love and drama and of heartache and hope20201105111040

15 years at Hammond Law Group — Stories of tragedy and triumph, of love and drama and of heartache and hope

November 5, 2020
In this video Catherine Hammond reflects on 15 years at Hammond Law Group and the honor of being able to share families' stories.Video Transcript:Fifteen years ago this month I sat down at my kitchen table and began helping people plan for disability and death. I didn’t have any grand dreams of crea...
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...
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