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Living Trusts, Estate Planning, Trust and Will Contests, Guardianship and Conservatorship and Common Law Marriage

Decades of Experience

Our lawyers are skilled at using a variety of traditional and innovative approaches to develop unique solutions.

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Our lawyers are skilled at using a variety of traditional and innovative approaches to develop unique solutions.

Client-Centric Services

Our lawyers are skilled at using a variety of traditional and innovative approaches to develop unique solutions.

Our Mission

At J R Phillips & Associates, PC, our Colorado estate planning lawyers provide a thoughtful, comprehensive approach to our clients’ estate planning, probate, and other legal needs.

We have the experience, legal knowledge, and dedication necessary to effectively help the client find the best estate planning solutions to match their individual needs

Why Choose J R Phillips & Associates, PC for Estate Planning Services?

When you trust us to oversee your important legal matters, you can rest assured that you will always receive:

  • Competent, caring and professional representation
  • Personalized attention
  • Options that are specifically tailored to your needs, circumstances, and wishes
  • The highest quality of legal services

Our Colorado estate planning attorneys are skilled at using a variety of traditional and innovative approaches to develop unique solutions that meet your needs and objectives. One of our primary goals is to help you devise effective, prudent solutions that will properly protect you, your family and your assets, well into the future. We are skilled at using a variety of traditional and innovative approaches to develop unique solutions that meet your needs and objectives.

Benefits of Estate Planning:

The most important issue in estate planning is protecting the people that you love from undue stress, legal costs, over-taxation, or being suddenly left without the resources to face life ahead.

Experience a Client-Centric Approach with Our Colorado Estate Planning Attorneys

We have more than 20 years of experience handling all matters of estate law. We take a client-centric approach to your care. We strive to address the entire family dynamic to ensure our clients leave a lasting and positive legacy for their loved ones. We are committed to providing open, transparent communication to all of our clients and any beneficiaries. We believe in providing all the information people need to make the best decision for themselves because the best decisions lead to the best outcomes.

At J R Phillips & Associates, PC estate planning law firm, we offer a free initial consultation in all fields, and our clients receive free consultations whenever they need them. Our founder, John R. Phillips is a Certified Financial Planner, as well as an adjunct professor at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. To make the process as convenient as possible for you, we are happy to make visits to homes, nursing homes, hospitals, or hospices, at your request.

Estate Planning Services in Colorado

Since you can never know what tomorrow may bring, it is never too early to start developing an estate plan that can spell out your wishes, minimize potential stresses for your family and protect any assets that may be left to them in the future.

While estate plans can incorporate various directives and legal documents, our estate planning lawyers in Colorado are experienced at assisting our clients in all of their unique estate planning needs, including:

  • Will-based planning: No matter your age, it is vital that you have a current will to protect your loved ones should the unexpected occur. We can assist you with a will, updating an existing will, and other vital planning estate matters.
  • Trust-based planning: Living trusts, special needs trusts, and many other types of specialized trusts can be established to protect against over-taxation and retain the assets you have accumulated over time to pass on to those you care about.
  • Guardianships and conservatorships: A guardianship or conservatorship can assure that your loved one is cared for if you become incapacitated or pass away.
  • Estate taxes: Estate tax laws change over time, becoming higher or lower. Your estate plan should be geared to help you take advantage of the current existing methods by which your estate can be protected from unnecessary over-taxation.
  • Powers of attorney: A power of attorney gives another party the right to act in your stead. This right may be limited, general, durable, or “springing.” which will only if you are incapacitated, and the standards by which this will be measured must be outlined in the document.
  • Asset protection: You have accumulated assets over your lifetime, which can include property, stock accounts, land, buildings, vehicles, furniture, artwork, valuable animals and many others. Advanced asset protection strategies allow you to protect your assets for your beneficiaries.
  • Family business succession planning: A family business has been built with years of hard work, talent, and dedication. Planning for succession is a critical aspect of ensuring the longevity of your enterprise and avoid serious problems for your family in the future.

Why You Need Our Colorado Estate Planning Services?

It can be difficult to think about life’s end, and what your family would experience if you should suddenly die or become incapacitated, but it is an important part of ensuring your loved ones are cared for, even if you are no longer there. When a person passes away without a will or an established estate plan in place, the family can face some very difficult challenges. It may require many months, or even years for an estate to be finally settled, depending upon the size. These situations can lead to disputes that could have been avoided had your wishes been made clear.

Protecting Your Assets – and The People You Love

The most important issue in estate planning is protecting the people you love from the undue stress, legal costs, over-taxation, or being suddenly left without the resources to face life ahead. Other critical issues regarding who you designate to care for your children should you pass away are important aspects of planning your estate for young parents. We are with you for the long term, as you establish your lives and acquire more assets, have more children, or life brings changes that should be reflected in a will, trust, directives, or legal documents.

Elder Law

Along with estate litigation, elder law focuses on planning for your future needs and wishes. While issues associated with elder law can include Medicaid planning and your retirement, they can also involve healthcare directives, potential guardianship needs in the future and any issues that may come into play with long-term care insurance.

At J R Phillips & Associates, PC, our attorneys are skilled at devising a range of solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs and concerns as they age. We encourage you to contact us for more specific information about your options regarding planning for you and your families’ future as you grow older.

Probate and Estate Administration

After a loved one passes, probate may be a necessary step in the administration of the estate. While working with the team at J R Phillips & Associates, PC can be critical to minimizing the potential costs, complications and duration of probate, it can also be essential when it comes to properly administering a trust or will. To learn more about our various probate and estate administration services, check out the following:

Trust and Will Contests

Unfortunately, the administration of wills and trusts is not always a smooth and peaceful process. In some cases, beneficiaries, fiduciaries or others may become involved in disputes that can quickly become complicated and contentious. When any dispute regarding wills, trusts or estates arise, the disputing parties can trust the Denver trust and will attorneys at J R Phillips & Associates, PC to help them resolve these issues as favorably and efficiently as possible.

Some of the specific types of disputes that we have a record of successfully resolving include (but are not limited to) those involving:

In addition to our elder law and estate planning services, we also offer superior representation when it comes to resolving divorces through mediation. Mediating divorces can be a powerful alternative for people who may be looking to end their marriages in a cost-effective, efficient manner.

Practice Area

Living Trust

Trust & Will Contests

Estate Planning

Guardianships & Conservatorships

Probate, Estate & Trust Administration

Common-law Marriage

John RichardsJohn Richards
19:48 05 Nov 22
Recently, we needed to know how to add our Living Trust to our son’s new home deed. Although it’s been awhile since he completed our Trust, John and Danette responded quickly with free advice and we were able to get on the deed within the short time window.
Makare PtahMakare Ptah
17:59 01 Oct 21
Excellent. I took advantage of their consultation regarding a sticky situation with an estate and am so relieved. The appointment was prompt, clear information, delivered in a very calm confident way. Very much appreciated.If I need a lawyer in this field I wouldn’t hesitate to hire them.
Orbit OrtOrbit Ort
23:31 18 Nov 20
We chose Phillips and Blow to create our family trust and have always been more than pleased with their work. They know how to listen, can explain legal details in terms for a layperson, are organized and timely. Their fees are reasonable. They have the setup to function remotely and even will supply a thumb drive containing scanned documents. Finally, every member of the staff is kind, thoughtful, and personable. We highly recommend them.
E. K.E. K.
15:06 29 Aug 20
I recently had a consultation with Justin Blow about a years-old outstanding issue from my late father’s estate. Justin was professional, knowledgeable and treated me with respect and kindness. A game plan is now in place to resolve this piece of residue that has weighed heavily on me for so long. Thanks Justin-you have restored my faith in attorneys.
David H. SmithDavid H. Smith
22:54 13 Apr 20
All of the staff I worked with and Phillips & Blow were knowledgeable, patient and very thorough. They guided me to a more complete and accurate estate plan than I had ever gotten before. I recommend them very highly.
Patricia JohnsonPatricia Johnson
01:21 13 Oct 17
I have worked with Justin Blow in the planning of our estate and couldn’t be more pleased. He was patient and thorough while answering my many questions. He has a way of explaining the process and the law that is very easy to follow and not intimidating, which I feel is hard to come by. I highly recommend him for any estate planning needs.

Reach out today

Discuss your legal needs with an experienced and compassionate lawyer. Your initial estate planning consultation is free, and you are under no obligation to hire us after your consultation.

Call us at (303) 741-2400

7700 E. Arapahoe Road
Suite 100
Centennial, CO 80112