Plan for the Future with a Professional Estate Planning Attorney in Frisco, CO

Put your affairs in order and make sure that your wishes will be carried out as you intended with the help of an experienced estate planning attorney in Frisco, CO.

If you have important, valuable assets and a family you care about, you need the services of the best lawyers specializing in estate law. Sound estate planning ensures your loved ones are taken care of in the event that you die or become incapacitated. An estate planning attorney will create a solid estate plan that protects your assets, minimizes the taxes your estate would have to pay, and provides financial security for your family. The plan can also include any charities you want to support. Having a real estate attorney who is experienced in this legal practice area can make all the difference. 

At Carlson, Edwards, and O'Connor, we provide expert legal advice and services to a wide cross-section of individuals. We help parents who want to specify who will care for their young children if something happens to them as well as retirees with substantial assets. We offer personalized service to anyone who needs a Summit County real estate attorney.


How a Property Attorney from Our Firm Can Help You

If you need a probate attorney, you’ll be happy to know that our team includes a former probate court judge. We also have a number of estate planning attorneys who understand real estate, family law, and business law.  

Any real estate lawyer you speak to from our law firm will ensure your needs are met. We take the time to get to know you, your plans, and your goals. We then work with you to draft the documents which reflect your wishes. We can assist with: 

  • Wills - Our probate attorney can help you to ensure your assets are distributed exactly as you wish when you die.  
  • Durable powers of attorney - This document allows you to give someone the power to act in your place even if you become incapacitated. 
  • Living will - This lets you specify which types of medical care doctors can and can’t give you if you become unable to communicate. 
  • Living trust - This is a legal agreement designed to make it easy to transfer your assets without going through probate.  
  • Donor and burial instructions - Your estate plan can include instructions for organ donation and burial or cremation (as per Colorado Revised Statutes 15-19-106).

Providing Legal Expertise and Compassion

Thinking about mortality is not easy for anyone. A professional real estate attorney will always be thoughtful, compassionate, and understanding in every consultation with you. You will not feel pressured to complete a will or make up your mind one way or another.

The property attorney’s role is to be your ally and knowledgeable advisor. You will receive competent, honest, and valid counseling, and, as far as the law permits it, your wishes will be put in a legal document that produces the desired effects.

Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Lawyer to Plan Your Estate

An experienced property attorney will guide you through the complex stipulations and interpretation of Colorado probate law. For instance, did you know that you may not appoint a person under the age of 21 to serve as your executor (personal representative) according to Colorado Revised Statutes 15-11-203?

Other important stipulations of the code refer to:

For regular persons, the wording of these legal provisions is difficult to understand. Therefore, making a will without the assistance of a property attorney may be purposeless, because your wishes will be deemed invalid by the probate court and not carried out. Instead, a skilled real estate lawyer from Carlson Edwards, and O’Connor will always have your best interests at heart and give you sound advice in planning your estate, so that your will is valid and applicable.

An Estate Planning Attorney in Summit County and Eagle County, CO

Our experienced lawyers are the best in the business and they can give you all the advice and support you need. We know that end-of-life matters can be difficult to talk about, but it’s important that you plan your estate. This gives both you and your relatives peace of mind. 

We offer legal representation in and around the following communities:

  • Frisco, CO 
  • Edwards, CO 
  • Eagle County, CO 
  • Avon, CO 

Schedule an initial consultation with our estate planning lawyer by reaching us online or calling us at 970-368-5829.

What Our Clients Say

  • Glenn
    100% satisfied! Steven represented me for a child custody case and he was very professional and very educated! Not only did he do his job, but it was also obvious that he truly cares about the law and your rights as a parent. Child custody cases are very...
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  • Brian
    Mr. O’Connor was very knowledgeable and professional in handling my case, and I would recommend him to anyone needing legal advice in the future.
  • Lauren Butler
    I have known and worked with Courtney for years. In all my experiences with her, she has never been anything but professional, kind, and intelligent. She's always the most prepared and well-researched person in the room and is therefore generally one...
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  • Yana Welton
    It was a pleasure to work with Steven and Courtney! They are an excellent example of a group of qualified professionals!
  • Julie
    Courtney helped me out immensely. I hired her to write a lease, and I got so much more. She advised me in areas that I didn't understand, was extremely thorough and patient. She went above and beyond what was asked of her. I trust her and am extremely...
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  • Bridget Bose
    Courtney Edwards was a pleasure to work with. In fact, everyone in the company was so helpful in helping my parents prepare their wills. It can be a dark topic but they were professional and kind.
  • Melody
    Steven handled a Guardianship case for me, I needed to get custody of my grandsons due to an issue with their parents. He was professional, determined and knew what was needed to win this case. I can't thank him enough for what he did, my grandsons are...
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  • Kyle
    Steven was very thorough, made important suggestions and promptly answered any questions I had while preparing my will. Highly recommend.

Why Choose Us

Carlson, Edwards, and O’Connor attorneys have been serving the high country since 1993. We are proud to help our clients and advocate zealously for them. Over the course of more than 25 years, we have built a wealth of local knowledge and relationships, and will use them to your advantage.
Our attorneys
  • Summit County Office

    975 North Ten Mile Drive, P.O. Box 1829
    Frisco, CO80443
  • Eagle County Office

    56 Edwards Village Blvd. Unit 121, Suite 1
    Edwards, CO81632