“My specializations are the niche areas of estate planning and probate law.”

Lynne Bruzzese, Attorney at Law P.C., Durango CO

Practice Area

Estate Planning

An estate plan is not just for the wealthy. Regardless of whether you have a relatively modest estate or substantial assets, expressing your intent for the management and disposition of your property and establishing critical legal directives are essential. Putting in place a sound, well-designed plan with legal documentation, and keeping that plan up to date as the years progress, allow you to take charge of the future. This means maximizing the chances that your asset management and distribution wishes are known and carried out if you become incapacitated and when you pass away, and that persons of your choice are authorized to effectuate your wishes. By taking these proactive steps, you also will be reducing the chances of disputes arising among your successors and heirs.

  • LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
  • REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST
  • FINANCIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY
  • MEDICAL POWER OF ATTORNEY
  • GUARDIAN AND CONSERVATOR NOMINATIONS
  • HIPAA AUTHORIZATION
  • ADVANCE DIRECTIVE/LIVING WILL
  • BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS
  • DECLARATIONS OF DISPOSITION OF LAST REMAINS AND MEMORIAL SERVICE OR FUNERAL

Practice Area

Estate & Trust Administration

Lynne Bruzzese specializes in estate and trust administration. Whether you are working with an out-of-state attorney and need assistance settling a Colorado asset or you have experienced the death of someone close and need guidance through the probate process, or you’re administering only a few assets or settling your deceased loved one’s trust, Lynne can assist you.

  • Probate
  • Ancillary probate
  • Small estate administration
  • Trust Administration

Practice Area

Protective Proceedings

If you have concerns about a loved one who has a disability or whose capacity may be declining, or you suspect that your loved one is being financially exploited or abused, it may be advisable to take protective measures, potentially by initiating or contesting a guardianship or conservatorship. With her astuteness and experience in this area, Lynne will help you assess your loved one’s situation and how you might protect them and otherwise navigate this difficult area of law.

  • GUARDIANSHIPS AND CONSERVATORSHIPS FOR ADULTS
  • GUARDIANSHIPS AND CONSERVATORSHIPS FOR MINOR CHILDREN

 

Practice Area

Dispute Resolution

Should a dispute arise related to a vulnerable loved one or related to a deceased loved one’s Will estate or trust, Lynne can utilize her training and years of experience to analyze the situation, assist you in pursuing a negotiated or mediated settlement, and zealously represent you in court if litigation becomes necessary or has already begun.

  • Will contests
  • Trust and probate disputes
  • NEGOTIATED AND MEDIATED SETTLEMENTS
  • GUARDIANSHIP AND CONSERVATORSHIP DISPUTES
  • LITIGATION

Note: Lynne Bruzzese, Attorney at Law, P.C. does not offer Medicaid planning services

What are the benefits of working with a Durango-based attorney?

We are neighbors in this community, and we at Lynne Bruzzese, Attorney at Law, P.C. believe that empowering the lives of families with sound advice and stellar service is beneficial to all.

Although it’s possible to transact business from virtually anywhere these days, if you live in Southwest Colorado, it’s neither convenient nor necessary to travel to Denver to access a knowledgeable, experienced and trustworthy attorney who specializes in estate planning, probate and trust administration, and related dispute resolution and litigation. Having practiced law in this area of the Western Slope for many years, Lynne knows the regional probate courts and many of the unique aspects of practicing in them. Lynne Bruzzese, Attorney at Law, P.C.’s central location in Durango and free, accessible, ample parking also simplify the process of signing and exchanging documents, as well as attending in-person office appointments during non-pandemic times.