The Law Office of Barbara Cashman, LLC (720) 242-8133

Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate and Elder Mediation in Denver and Along the Front Range

I am open for business during this pandemic! I work from home and my office and try – given the uncertain status of the pandemic and its resolution – to avoid in person meetings with clients to comply with “physical distancing” – as long as technology offers a viable alternative.

Estate planning is not typically a “one-size-fits-all” proposition.  There are important choices to be made. I strive to meet clients on their own individual terms and to assist them in providing information to inform a strategy designed to work for them.  In our networked age of information overload, I help clients figure out where to begin the process.

Many of the legal issues and documents in estate and elder law have important ramifications in the medical, financial, and emotional contexts and my goal is to help people make informed and deliberate choices so they can move forward with a plan.  I serve as a guide to the legal terrain and can assist clients toward achieving the goals that reflect their values and wishes.   People who are in the midst of a health crisis or are facing a chronic or terminal illness also benefit from determining what is important to them during such challenging times.

My practice is focused on estate and life planning, elder law and mediation, and wills, trusts and probate matters.

I take pride in my ability to work effectively and compassionately with people who are facing difficult decisions in their lives, are grieving losses or mourning the death of a loved one, confronting a health crisis, or are in conflict with family members about the needed care for an aging parent or loved one.  Some of the legal and mediation services I provide include:

Estate planning (including wills, trusts, durable POAs, advance directives) for all types of individuals, couples and families;

Elder law services for individuals and where appropriate, for families (including suspected financial abuse of an elder);

Representation in probate court for estate administration, trust administration and guardianship and conservatorship proceedings;

Family facilitation and mediation services for families facing conflict or otherwise exploring alternatives to litigation;

Longevity or Disability planning (durable powers of attorney and related documents) and end-of-life planning to minimize family conflict and to avoid protective proceedings (for guardianship and/or conservatorship) where possible;

Disability and Succession planning for small business owners and solo professionals; for sole proprietors and small business professionals; and

I take referrals from litigation attorneys and other professionals for Mediation services in contested guardianship, conservatorship, estate and trust administration matters and in end-of-life health care decision-making.

I love my work and I particularly enjoy working with a variety of elder care professionals to use, where I can, a “holistic” approach to estate and life planning. A large part of estate and elder law practice must consider the preservation – where desired and appropriate – of important relationships.

About my Fees:  I offer the majority of estate planning services and uncontested probate proceedings (guardianship/conservatorship) for a fixed fee.  I offer elder law services and consultations and most estate administration and mediation services for an hourly rate.  I require an Advance Fee Deposit for all Estate Administration work.

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