PROBATE & ESTATE PLANNING SERVICES IN DURANGO

Protect What

Matters Most

Don’t put off making informed choices to protect yourself and your legacy. An estate plan doesn’t just help protect your assets, it helps protect you and your family, and can help avoid the emotional trauma and expense of future litigation. Proper planning provides peace of mind.

Lynne Bruzzese is an estate planning and probate attorney based in Durango, Colorado. She offers a level of specialization that is rare among law firms in Colorado’s rural communities. Her mission is to understand and help ensure your goals are furthered through estate planning, and help ensure that your deceased loved one’s intent is fulfilled to the greatest extent possible during the administration of their estate.

COVID-19 update relating to legal services and options for getting documents notarized.

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 Primary Services

Estate Planning

WILLS
TRUSTS
POWERS OF ATTORNEY
ADVANCE DIRECTIVES/LIVING WILLS

Trust Administration & Probate

Trust Administration
Probate

Ancillary Probate
Small Estate Administration

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

WILL CONTESTS
TRUST AND PROBATE ADMINISTRATION DISPUTES
NEGOTIATED AND MEDIATED SETTLEMENTS
LITIGATION

Protective Proceedings

Guardianships
Conservatorships

Serving Southwest Colorado

If your matter involves a court proceeding, it can be more efficient and cost-effective to work with a local attorney familiar with the region’s court system. Lynne Bruzzese proudly serves clients across Colorado, with a special focus on communities in La Plata, Archuleta, Montezuma, Dolores, San Juan, Mineral, Alamosa and San Miguel counties.

We have COVID-19 protocols in place that allow for safe and secure drop-offs of bank and credit card statements, death certificates, real estate appraisal reports, and many other deeply personal and confidential documents that you’ll need to share in an estate planning, probate or trust administration matter. In accordance with these protocols, we also offer appointments by phone or videoconference, or in an appropriately distanced, sheltered outdoor location.

“I’m New to Colorado. Do I Need to Update My Estate Planning Documents?”

If you’ve already created an estate plan with an experienced lawyer in another state, you’ve likely completed most of the heavy lifting.

However, after a relocation, it’s quite likely your life situation has changed. If that change has been significant or your estate plan is more than a few years old, it’s probably time for an update or a review anyway.