Waldrip Law, LLC is an estate planning law firm serving the metro area of Denver, Colorado.
Waldrip Law, LLC offers free initial consultations to discuss your estate planning needs. Evening and weekend appointments available at a convenient location near you.
Mission: Estate planning affects every person, of every age, and of every degree of wealth. Whether you are drafting your will or powers of attorney, creating a trust for your family and future generations, or administering an estate or trust of a passed loved one, attorney Kirsten Waldrip is passionate about educating and guiding you through the estate planning and estate administration process.
Effective July 1, 2019, Kirsten Waldrip is now a Partner at Hardin, Waldrip, & Davis, PLLC. Please visit www.facebook.com/hardinwaldriplaw to learn more and "Like" our page. (Waldrip Law, LLC will not be accepting new clients)
I was awarded 2019 Best of the Best Highlands Ranch Attorney thanks to you!! Thank you all so much for your support!
I’ve been nominated for the 2019 Best of the Best and I appreciate your votes!
Voting goes through 4/15 and I’m listed in the ‘Professional’ section. Thank you all!!
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I'm excited to announce that I have been selected to the Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Stars!
[01/01/19] Wishing you all a Happy New Year!
Wondering about 2019 tax rates? The estate tax exclusion amount will increase to $11.4 million/person and the gift tax exclusion amount remains at $15,000 per person/yr. Check out this article to see how income taxes will change. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2018/11/15/irs-announces-2019-tax-rates-standard-deduction-amounts-and-more/amp/
forbes.com The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions for the year 2019, including tax rate schedules, tax tables, and cost-of-living adjustments.
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I had the pleasure of being interviewed by K&R Home Transitions. Thanks ladies, wonderful spending time with you!
Happy 4th of July!!
Look at that scenery! Attended the 2018 Estate Planning Retreat in beautiful Beaver Creek.
[02/03/18] I had the privilege of presenting on Life Insurance and Estate Planning at the Colorado Bar Association this morning. What a great time and group of attorneys!
I am regularly asked by my clients what it entails to be a personal representative for an estate. Take a look at my article published in the Certified Senior Advisor Journal. http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.csa.us/resource/resmgr/docs/journals/journal_69/Author/Kirsten-Waldrip.pdf
[01/08/18] After 4 years without change, the gift tax annual exclusion has increased to $15,000 for 2018.
[01/07/18] Is your New Years goal to get your estate planning done? Contact me for your ‘Getting Started’ packet.
[11/22/17] Happy Thanksgiving!! I am thankful for all of my clients, friends, networks, and supporters. Wishing you safe travels, productive shopping, and full bellies! 🦃
Thank you for all who voted for Waldrip Law as a family focused law firm!
[10/16/17] As your families gather for the holiday season, use this opportunity to talk to them about your estate planning goals, appointing them to serve as guardian for your children and personal representative, and naming them as beneficiaries of your estate. The more families talk about these issues, the less complications occur during your estate administration.
I’ve been nominated as a finalist for Macaroni Kid’s Gold Daisy Award for taking care of families with estate planning. I would love your votes! VOTE here: https://highlandsranch.macaronikid.com/articles/59d26161e0cd662d0c14ba44/vote-now-for-the-2017-macaroni-kid-douglas-county-gold-daisy-awards Thank you for you nominations!!
highlandsranch.macaronikid.com Macaroni Kid Douglas County GOLD Daisy Awards Recognizing the most beloved local business for kids and families! Last month, we asked for your nominations and — WOW! — did you de
[07/10/17] Do you have your pets taken care of in your Will? Who do you want to care for your animals? What if that person doesn't want to take in your pets?
Happy Memorial Day weekend! Take 10% off your estate plan if you schedule your free consult by June 2nd!
As your children are graduating high school and turning 18, they should also be getting financial and medical powers of attorney. Parents do NOT have a right to their children's financial information once they turn 18 and Colorado law also does not guarantee parents serve as a medical proxy. Call me to learn more!
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[05/13/17] Do you know the difference between a living will and a DNR? They serve entirely different purposes and are often confused.
Plan for your "pot of gold"! Your beneficiaries will thank you. Happy St. Patty's Day!
I had the honor of being interviewed for this article on digital assets in estate planning, which also cites the white paper I published. http://www.lifehealthpro.com/2017/03/09/digital-assets-and-estate-planning-in-2017?t=senior-market
www.lifehealthpro.com Being able to manage a client's online personal and financial records is now essential to comprehensive estate planning.
Happy Valentine's Day from Waldrip Law! http://waldriplaw.com/blog/2017/2/14/the-perfect-valentines-day-gift
waldriplaw.com When you think of shopping for your Valentine, a visit to an attorney’s office is probably not what you have in mind. An attorney’s business card falling out of a specially chosen Hallmark card does not exactly scream romance on a holiday where flowers, chocolate, and jewelry have become the norm! H...
waldriplaw.com Imagine that you went to the store, bought a piggy bank, took it home, and set it on your dresser. Is there any value in that piggy bank? Unless you place coins into the piggy bank, it holds nothing of value. This logic is also true of the revocable living trust.
Do parents have the right to make medical decisions and receive medical information about their children once they turn 18 years old?
Without a medical power of attorney and HIPAA authorization, hospitals are within their right to refuse such information to parents. Call me to discuss how to prepare your family.
[10/18/16] This week is National Estate Planning Awareness Week. It's estimated that over HALF of American's do not have a current estate plan. Do you have an estate plan? When was the last time you reviewed your estate plan?
Everyone has digital assets, but have you planned for them? Without proper planning, your online accounts may be lost or your family and friends may unknowingly be committing a computer crime by improperly accessing your account. Read more on my blog.
waldriplaw.com With the increasing use of technology to perform day-to-day tasks, communicate with others, and store your personal data, it is critical to ensure that someone can access your digital assets upon your incapacity or death. Some may think that simply giving your login ID and password to your family is...
In light of the 4th of July weekend, check out the estate plans of our Founding Fathers! http://wealthmanagement.com/estate-planning/independent-legacies-wills-our-founding-fathers?NL=WM-27&Issue=WM-27_20160704_WM-27_736&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_1_2&utm_rid=CPG09000005640358&utm_campaign=6448&utm_medium=email&elq2=e3055ad39e0b460ca4caa6eeb02fa800#slide-1-field_images-597591
wealthmanagement.com In honor of Independence Day, here is a look at the wills of nine of the nation's founding fathers.
Many people don't realize they have made a taxable gift that requires the filing of a gift tax return! http://waldriplaw.com/blog/what-is-a-gift
waldriplaw.com Think back on the gifts that you give over the course of a year: birthday presents, holiday presents, graduation gifts, “just because” presents, and even rent, car payments, and groceries you purchase for your children; does the amount you gave to that person exceed $14,000?
A little tidbit of info on this snowy day! http://waldriplaw.com/blog/think-twice-before-you-quitclaim
waldriplaw.com You read the title correctly. Despite seemingly popular opinion, these deeds are in fact called “Quit Claim” deeds, not “quick claim.” Before you run to your local office supply store or download a deed template online, are you sure you know what you are conveying? Deeds are not one-size-fits-all wh…
Have you reviewed your nominated agents recently? It might be time for an update. http://waldriplaw.com/blog/2016/3/16/who-should-you-nominate
waldriplaw.com When you are planning for your estate, a question that is guaranteed to arise is “Who would you like to appoint as your personal representative and/or trustee, and agent under your financial power of attorney and medical power of attorney.” This is a decision that should be made with significant car…
In Colorado, there are certain firearms that must be forfeited at your death. Does your estate plan protect you? http://waldriplaw.com/blog/2016/2/20/colorado-gun-trusts
waldriplaw.com What is a Gun Trust? A gun trust is a trust that is specifically designed to hold your firearms and firearm accessories. Unlike your typical revocable living trust, a gun trust provides detailed instructions to your trustee about how to manage the trust, the types of transfers that are permitted, an…
Did you know your pets are considered "personal property?"
waldriplaw.com When you think of “estate planning” most people think of planning for their spouses, children, and grandchildren. Did you consider your furry friends and critters that give you so much love and attention every day? If you are a pet owner, it is important that you include your pets in your estate pla…
I had the pleasure of being interviewed for an article in Forbes on estate planning considerations in the event of divorce. http://www.forbes.com/sites/rbcwealthmanagement/2015/12/16/top-financial-concerns-in-a-divorce-and-how-to-plan-for-them/#c8cf7bb3ad10
www.forbes.com By Michele Lerner Divorce is often messy, and emotional. Anyone going through a marital breakup can be forgiven for wanting to temporarily set aside thoughts about wills, trusts and retirement for another time. However, professionals say it’s a chapter in life when people involved need to deal with…
Do you know what happens to your estate if you do not create an estate plan? Contact Kirsten at Waldrip Law, LLC to schedule a free initial consultation. http://waldriplaw.com/blog/2016/1/17/what-if-i-dont-create-a-will
waldriplaw.com If you don’t have a will, don’t fret. The Colorado state government has made an estate plan for you! When you die without a will, you are said to die “intestate.” The intestacy statutes can be found in the Colorado Revised Statutes. These statutes determine who is entitled to receive your property a…
Do you have an estate plan in place? Contact Kirsten at Waldrip Law, LLC to schedule a free initial consultation.
waldriplaw.com There are a few common misperceptions about estate planning. “Estate planning is only for wealthy people.” “I’m only 30, I don’t need an estate plan.” And of course, “I don’t have an estate to plan for.” At first glance these reasons might seem logical. After all, estate planning is often presented…
We hope to help you understand the opportunities and potential rewards that are available when you take a proactive approach to your personal finances.