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Wills and Living Wills

Who needs a will?
Most of us put off writing a will because we don’t want to think about the end of life. But if you have children, are unmarried and in a long-term relationship, or own anything you care about – from a cat to a stock portfolio - you can benefit from creating a will.

Why a will?
A will lets you control what happens to your property and underage children if you die. Without one, the court decides and they may not decide in ways you would have wanted.

Learning about wills
Writing a will can be easy, but deciding what goes into it can be complicated and emotional. Bradford’s 40-page booklet, Planning a Will in Colorado, gives you the basics about evaluating your estate, naming beneficiaries, and providing for young children. Bradford’s book and CD, the Colorado Will and Estate Planner, explains the details of wills, living wills, probate, financial powers of attorney, and is an excellent organizer for all your important documents. The companion CD includes key legal forms.

Living Will Forms

Most of us hate to imagine becoming so ill that we can’t advocate for ourselves. But if you are severely injured, unconscious or terminally ill, a living will is your voice. A legally valid living will describes the type of life-saving measures you do – or don’t – want. If you use Bradford Publishing's Colorado-approved form, you gain a tool that speaks for you when you can no longer speak for yourself.

Learning more about living wills and advance directives
A living will form is just one tool available for helping guide medical decisions when you are very ill. Others include a medical power of attorney and a Do Not Resuscitate order. Whether you are writing so-called “advance directives” for yourself or a family member, Bradford’s helpful booklet, Planning Ahead: Living Wills and Other Advance Directives, tells you everything you need to know about how these forms work alone and together, helping you make your wishes known before you are disabled.

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Last Will and Testament (without minor children)

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Last Will and Testament (without minor children)

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This document is used to specify who, or what, will get your belongings, or estate after you die. Your estate is basically everything you own, including partial ownership of an asset.


With this form you can nominate a Personal Representative who will make sure that the terms of your will are carried out. If you have minor children use form 39C. To learn more about this form, see Planning a Will in Colorado.

Also available is our Colorado Will and Estate Planner which covers Wills and much, much more!

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Planning A Will In Colorado

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Planning A Will In Colorado

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This booklet helps with the decisions you'll need to make about your will, how to evaluate your estate, choose a personal representative and beneficiaries, provide for underage children, and much more.

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$ 12.95

Colorado Will & Estate Planner

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Colorado Will & Estate Planner

$ 57.50

This popular how-to guide contains the information you need to draft a simple will, allocate assets to beneficiaries, and prepare for possible disability. This planner guides you through the estate planning process step by step. You will learn how to gather all the necessary information, how to use that information to prepare your legal documents, and proper methods for storing each document.

The book includes these forms, along with instructions on how to complete each one: statutory power of attorney, medical power of attorney, living will, declaration of disposition of last remains, last will and testament, and a letter distributing personal property. The author has included examples of completed forms, so you can see what each form should look like upon completion. And blank, fillable forms are provided on the accompanying CD.

The book also includes other helpful tools, including answers to FAQs, an asset checklist, a glossary of estate planning terms, a memorandum of disposition of tangible personal property and some record-keeping documents.

All this useful material comes in a handy three-ring binder, with colorful tabs organized by topic, so you can quickly find the information you need as you plan your estate!

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Last Will and Testament (with minor children)

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Last Will and Testament (with minor children)

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This document is used to specify who, or what, will get your belongings, or estate, after you die. Your estate is basically everything you own, including partial ownership of an asset.

With this form you can nominate a Personal Representative who will make sure that the terms of your will are carried out. If you have minor children you can choose someone to care for them and anything they inherit. To learn more about this form, see Planning a Will in Colorado.

Also available is our Colorado Will and Estate Planner which covers Wills and much, much more!

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$ 15.95

Last Will and Testament (with Descendants Trust)

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Last Will and Testament (with Descendants Trust)

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This will gives the residuary estate of a deceased person, whose spouse is also deceased, to a Trustee for the benefit of minor children of the deceased.

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Planning Ahead: Living Wills & Other Advance Directives

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Most people buy insurance to be prepared for the possibility of a car accident or a house fire. What about the possibility that you are unable to make decisions about your own medical care?

Planning ahead for a disability includes planning for the possibility that someone else may have to make those decisions for you.

This booklet describes what lawyers call "advance directives" – documents that name someone to act on your behalf, state your wishes about your medical or surgical treatment if you become terminally ill, and give your instructions about CPR and organ donation. These documents allow you to have some control in determining your future medical treatment and will give your family the comfort of knowing and honoring your wishes.

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Living Will Kit

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Living Will Kit

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This kit includes Bradford's informative booklet, Planning Ahead: Living Wills and Other Advance Directives along with these two forms: the Declaration as to Medical or Surgical Treatment (Living Will) and Medical Power of Attorney.

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Colorado Living Will (Advance Health Care Directive)

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Colorado Living Will (Advance Health Care Directive)

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Most of us hate to imagine becoming so ill that we can’t advocate for ourselves. But if you are severely injured, unconscious or terminally ill, a living will is your voice. A legally valid living will describes the type of life-saving measures you do – or don’t – want.

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Medical Durable Power of Attorney

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Medical Durable Power of Attorney

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Also called a health care power of attorney, this is a document that allows a person (the Agent) to make medical decisions for someone else (the Principal). The power of attorney can be effective either immediately or only when the principal is disabled, and ends when the power is revoked or the principal dies. This form gives the Agent the power to consent to surgery, donate organs, and make hospital or medication decisions, and much more. To learn more about how powers of attorney work and the different types available from Bradford Publishing, download the booklet, Using Powers of Attorney in Colorado.

Learning about health care power of attorney
A health care or medical power of attorney form is just one tool available for helping guide medical decisions when you are very ill. Others include a living will and a Do Not Resuscitate order. Whether you are writing so-called “advance directives” for yourself or a family member, Bradford’s booklet Planning Ahead: Living Wills and Other Advance Directives tells you everything you need to know about how these forms work alone and together, helping you make your wishes known before you are disabled.

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Guideline to Medical Durable Power of Attorney

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Guideline to Medical Durable Power of Attorney

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This Guideline is intended to provide general information with regard to the subject matter covered.  It is not meant to provide legal opinions or offer advice, or to serve as a substitute for advice by a licensed legal professional. Bradford Publishing does not warrant that the information herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors, inaccuracies or omission. It is the responsibility of the user to consult legal, tax or other counsel.

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Guide to Probate in Colorado

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Guide to Probate in Colorado

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This booklet explains the difference between formal and informal probate and details the steps that need to be taken when a will exists and when there is no will. Each step of the process is described from appointing a personal representative who will be in charge of the estate, to the final accounting and closing the estate.

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Life After Death: A Legal and Practical Guide for Surviving Spouses

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In Life After Death: A Legal and Practical Guide for Surviving Spouses, attorney Marilyn McWilliams details the steps to take in the event of a spouse’s death—including planning the funeral, handling probate and estate administration, re-acclimating to social life, and making financial plans for the future. She also discusses the key issues that should be a part of every couple’s estate plan. This book was written especially for widowed persons to help them deal with the legal, financial, and social aspects of life in the aftermath of a spouse’s death.

If you are faced with the death of your spouse, you will be called on to answer questions and make decisions during an already difficult time. This book will help you find answers to the tough questions:

  • Advice for planning the funeral or memorial.
  • Why you may need a lawyer.
  • How a financial advisor can help you plan for the future.
  • Details of the estate administration process.
  • Survivor benefits that may be owed to you.
  • The importance of your social network.

This compassionate and straightforward book is designed to help surviving spouses make better plans—and better decisions—in the case of this life-changing event.

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$ 17.95