As an attorney in private practice in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs,... more
As an attorney in private practice in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs, Catherine Hammond provides extensive estate and tax planning services to individuals and businesses. Ms. Hammond’s primary focus is protecting families from the devastating legal effects of disability and death. Through proper planning, individuals and families can avoid probate, protect their assets, pass on the... view profile
Steve is third generation Colorado native and received his bachelors and masters... more
Steve is third generation Colorado native and received his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Colorado Masters Program and his juris doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Before attending law school he taught English at Skyline High School in Longmont for 11 years. Since graduation from law school he has practiced law for more than20 years and has f... view profile
Mr. Schilken merged his law practice with Davis & Associates, PC. in April 2011. The... more
Mr. Schilken merged his law practice with Davis & Associates, PC. in April 2011. The firm is now Davis Schilken, PC. Prior to the merger, he practiced for several years as a CPA with an international accounting firm and then as an attorney with a four partner law firm. Mr. Schilken continues to maintain his CPA license. He founded the law firm of Bruce A. Schilken, P.C. in 1982. For nearly 30 y... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.