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AREAS OF PRACTICE:
- Business Law
- Child Law: Custody & Visitation
- Domestic Partnerships
- Domestic Violence
- Elder Law
- Family Law: Divorce & Custody
- General Civil Litigation
- Legal Separation
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Probate, Trusts, Wills & Estates
- Property Distribution
- Real Estate and Real Property
- Spousal Maintenance
- Uncontested Divorce
ESTATE PLANNING & FAMILY LAWYER IN BOULDER
We are aware of the sensitive, emotionally driven stress that typically is associated with divorce, probate and family law issues. Any family law matter that escalates to a complex legal issue can cause significant burden on you and your loved ones.
Our team makes it a point to listen intently to your story. Having been on the "other side of the desk" in the past, we know how important it is to have an attorney who genuinely wants to understand your particular family dynamics and intricacies to bring about a satisfactory resolution to your case.
BRINGING PEACE OF MIND TO YOUR ESTATE PLANNING & FAMILY LEGACY
We are constantly aiming to provide comprehensive legal services. By combining our experience with our innovative and creative approach to legal representation, we can provide you with a sophisticated understanding of your family's finances, estate, and future.
We strive to bring value to your estate plan, allowing you to achieve peace of mind knowing that your estate has been properly organized. With our firm, you can know that your family, your business, and others can be provided for well into the future when you are no longer around to care for them.
INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR FAMILY DISPUTES
Our goals are to ease existing tension, calm your fears, bring closure to contentious situations, and provide lasting peace of mind. By working hard to achieve these goals on a daily basis, we can help formulate plans that are uniquely tailored to your situation. Allow us to help you through a difficult time in your relationship and facilitate a mutually acceptable resolution so that all parties can walk away satisfied.
In our mission to serve you and your family's best interests, we focus first on preventing legal disputes whenever possible. We work to resolve your legal matters out of court by reaching collaborative solutions that can provide win-win benefits for all parties involved. Our approach to legal representation allows our clients to come away from an emotional time in their lives with the ability to turn the page to a new chapter in life.
AFFORDABLE SERVICE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY ANYWHERE IN DENVER
We have four conveniently located offices in Metro Denver. At Flatiron Legal Advisors we have always believed in being honest and transparent with our clients. We choose to offer reasonable, cost-conscious fees for our legal services. If you wish to schedule your free, initial 20-minute case evaluation, call us today.
3393 Iris Ave, Suite 110
Boulder CO 80301
Free 20 minute initial case evaluation
ESTATE PLANNING LAWYER IN BOULDER
At Flatiron Legal Advisors, we aim to reduce the stress of estate planning, and we focus on empowering clients through the legal process. We know that planning for the future can be an incredibly sensitive process, but we believe that with compassionate counsel, the process will grow less intimidating. If you work with our firm, we can convert legalese into English, helping you understand your rights and invest in your future.
As an entrepreneur turned lawyer, Attorney David Rich can provide impartial insight to help you develop a comprehensive estate plan. We can help clients make informed decisions to protect their lifetime of achievement and their heirs. Don't put off this process any more.
EXCEPTIONAL COUNSEL FOR LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS
There is nothing to fear about this process, and everything to look forward to. With cost-effective representation and unparalleled dedication to trust formation and trust litigation, we are prepared to help you create a plan to protect your assets and benefit your loved ones. From minimizing your tax liability to avoiding probate, our Boulder estate planning attorney has the trusted skill to guide you through the process.
ESTATE PLANNING INCLUDES:
- Last will and testament
- Forming wills and trusts
- Establishing guardianship
- General durable powers of attorney
- Financial or medical powers of attorney
- Disposition of last remains
- Personal property memorandum
- Other associated documents
All the people we serve are unique, and it is a privilege to help them and their families discover their individualized approach to estate planning. We know that the right strategies can make all the difference in preserving your family's legacy for years to come. Our attorney is ready to sit down with you to review and pursue your options. Your initial, 20-minute case consultation is free.
THE PROBATE PROCESS IN COLORADO
TEAM UP WITH FLATIRON LEGAL ADVISORS
Whether or not someone leaves a will, the deceased person's property may have to be distributed through the probate process, a complicated and costly court procedure. If you want to achieve probate avoidance in your estate plan, or if you are seeking guidance through the probate process, you can find the trustworthy service you need at Flatiron Legal Advisors.
Our Boulder probate attorney is a former business owner, and as such, his legal representation is backed by a practical grasp of complicated finances. At our firm, we are committed to providing this knowledgeable counsel at cost-effective and transparent fees. Don't hesitate to find out how we can help you.
HOW AN AFFORDABLE PROBATE ATTORNEY IN BOULDER CAN HELP YOU
If you leave your estate without a will (called an "intestate estate"), your property will most likely have to go through probate court, where your assets will be divided according to state law, and not according to your wishes. Even with a last will and testament, however, your estate could enter probate. If you are drawing up an estate plan, our firm can help you create a trust and pursue other probate avoidance strategies.
If a loved one has passed away, probate is one of the last things that anyone wants to focus on. Yet you may need to defend you and your loved one's rights in court, while still avoiding disputes such as will contests. Let us handle the legal proceedings. We can help you protect your loved one's wishes and your family's rights.
PROBATE MATTERS WE CAN HELP WITH
- Informal Probate: This is when there is a valid will and representative to handle the procedures. There is limited court involvement in informal probate.
- Formal Probate: This could be necessary when a will's validity is unclear or challenged. The same goes if there is no will, no heirs, no clear beneficiaries, or if there are property disputes. The court will supervise, and may have to approve all transactions.
- Small Estates: An estate can avoid probate if it is valued at less than $60,000 and has no real estate. Property can be transferred through a 'Collection of Personal Property by Affidavit.'
Whatever your circumstance, we are ready to listen to your needs, and we are equipped to provide the compassionate legal support you need. Our Boulder probate lawyer is further committed to maximizing your results, decreasing your courtroom involvement while minimizing your out-of-pocket costs . We hold ourselves to exceptional standards to ensure that you receive the service you deserve.
Here's what our clients are saying:
"Dave Rich is phenomenal! My battle took just over a year but he stuck with it & showed his dedication in fighting for what my children & I needed. I'm a single mother with limited income, Dave takes proper steps to keep costs low. He is very dedicated and diligent! The opposing party and his attorney were very difficult to work with, but Dave pushed back and showed he can stand up to the challenges that were presented to us. Every challenge was met by a proper rebuttal backed by logic and facts that could not be argued. Dave was even able to achieve being awarded fees from the opposing party in one instance! This really helped us out and reduced my costs. I'm very pleased with Mr. Rich's responsiveness & commitment to helping protect, my family's needs. I had limited time available to discuss matters with him during business hours but he took time after business hours to talk with me about the issues that needed addressed. I have worked in a law firm myself before and have never found an attorney to be more open and available than Mr. Rich! I couldn't have asked for a better attorney to help me in such a difficult time! I'm so very grateful for his coaching."
"He answered my question quickly and precisely. He gave me very good information that helped me make a decision about how to proceed. THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your expertise."
"As a non-parent, I was very apprehensive about pursuing custody of my nephew, who had been living with me for three years. Dave was the perfect choice. While being comfortable with his legal knowledge, there was the big benefit of the guidance to keep a level head and not get bogged down in the needless fighting that can become such a complication in custody issues. I'm happy to say that the outcome of the case ended with a result that is best and balanced for the child involved. I think my experience would have been a lot more difficult without Dave!"
"Dave helped us with our estate planning and wills/living wills, which we had been procrastinating on doing for years! We were overwhelmed and daunted with the thought of tackling all of the decisions, options and paperwork. Dave made it actually go very smoothly and was an amazing help. He did a lot of "hand holding" and provided us with great and helpful information. I would recommend him to anyone needing legal help."
"Made you feel very comfortable. Fees are much lower than other good attorneys in the area. Just a good trustworthy guy. I am going back to him for several additional issues."
I grew up in Denver and received a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law.
I am a business owner turned attorney. As a former business owner, I have a unique perspective on legal services, because I was a client before I became a lawyer. I understand the need for lawyers to listen to their clients in order to truly understand their needs and goals, and to ensure that legal fees are reasonable and transparent and keep my clients' return on investment on legal fees in mind at all times.
I strive to deliver exceptional legal and customer service to my clients at a reasonable cost and to make the legal process more understandable and less stressful.
I have been practicing law since 2008, first as a real estate, business and estate planning attorney and then as an wills, trusts, probate and divorce attorney. I am a certified mediator and am proud of being able to help parties overcome seemingly insurmountable differences to create mutually beneficial agreements when possible, in order to avoid costly courtroom battles.
I have been recognized for my level of effective representation by clients and peers alike and have achieved the following:
- Satisfied client testimonials
- Excellent client rating on Martindale-Hubbell
- Excellent rating on Avvo
- Top Contributor for Divorce Award from Avvo
- Member of the Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section and Trust & Estate Section
- Notable case results and proven track record of courtroom success
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