During a time of crisis, we all share similar fears and concerns. The Coronavirus pandemic is no exception. We are worried for ourselves, our families, our community, and the economy, among other things. And rightly so. A great many of us will be impacted, either directly or indirectly.
If you or a loved one who is in poor health, or have underlying medical conditions, please take extra precautions.
If you need to consult a Probate and Estate Planning attorney during this time I am available to speak by phone or through FaceTime, Skype or Zoom. Use the form on this page to set up a day and time. This especially applies for those out of town with questions regarding loved ones who are in Colorado. You don’t need to travel to meet with me.
If a loved one has passed, probate may need to be filed. For a consult, please schedule a time to talk about if probate is necessary on the form on this page.
First, make certain you have one and that it is up to date.
Again, if you have one, make certain it is up to date.
In order to avoid lengthy delays in Probate make certain these are current and reflect your wishes. The recent Secure Act has impacting how these need to be filled out for certain persons and their retirement accounts.
This allows you to designate an agent to make financial decisions on your behalf in the event you become ill. This also applies to your business, should you own one. Healthcare powers of attorney and living wills need updating at this scary time.
The Elderly Community is especially vulnerable to COVID-19. Make certain to protect them in every way possible. Estate Planning is a new experience for most Millennials. Many will have to handle the estates of family members. The process can be daunting. Prepare in advance for the process and understand beforehand what is needed to protect yourself and your family.
University Of Colorado | B.S. summa cum laude (1990)
J.D. from Harvard Law School (1993)
Colorado & Massachusettes
Beth came alongside our family at our darkest hour. My children and I were in no emotional condition to deal with the unexpected death and the family ugliness that sometimes comes with dealing with estates. At 40 years old, I didn’t even have an attorney, but Beth came very highly recommended from people in my community. I so appreciate her taking up the armor and protecting us. After all was done, she continues to check up on us 12 years later. We trust her implicitly. Now we need her again concerning aging parents. I could be a very different person today – bitter and angry – but Beth was the tool I needed to be resilient."
I was referred to Beth Sparks over 10 years ago by a colleague and because of my positive experience working with her I have referred her to numerous friends and colleagues ever since. Beth is extremely knowledgeable, highly competent and experienced in her field and always looks out for her clients best interest. She has a way of making a seemingly complicated subject very simple to comprehend. She is Ivy League without any intimidation. I highly recommend Beth to anyone who needs assistance in Estate planning."
I was referred to Beth Sparks as I knew her then many years ago. I had interviewed other estate planning attorneys and they could not even come close to Beth’s knowledge, intelligence, integrity and creativity with estate planning for my family which was complicated and required sophisticated knowledge of estate planning laws. She is hands down the best attorney in town, in fact in all of Colorado! I have had to update portions of my will, always finding her responsive and available. Since then I have also entrusted her to do marital planning and she was able to help me and my fiancé, impressing us with her objectivity and common sense. Despite her Harvard law degree she is very smart but not arrogant and you will become a trusted client and friend. I highly recommend her gifted knowledge and professionalism. She is the best! A gem!"
My estate is complex and my family large. Beth and I put together a great plan that I am comfortable with for now and in the future. She is very knowledgeable and competent."