The second thing we did was to google probate lawyers in Denver as I began to understand the magnitude of the responsibilities of the family. That is when I came across Jim's name and several favorable reviews. A phone call later, I had an appointment to meet him. The interview confirmed that I had made a fortunate connection and that began our relationship of now some 21 months. From the interview I knew that Jim had years of experience handling probates, but also that this probate was one for the books with no will, no siblings, a sudden unexpected death and a long list of heirs. One of the heirs even turned out to be missing. You two should write a book. All I can say is Thank You! In my life I have dealt with several lawyers and most have proven to be untrustworthy, usurious in their billing practices and needed sticks of dynamite to get them to return phone calls. I found that you kept your word; that the bills were fair and honest and that phone calls were returned. And, you knew just exactly how to handle all the legal details. Without your assistance I would never have able to handle the sale of the house, file the right papers with the court or deal with an upset in-law all from a distant state.
I contacted Mr. Littlepage in May 2015 to request assistance with Informal Probate following the death of my Grandmother and challenges with her Estate. Jim quickly and accurately assessed the case and generated correspondence on my behalf that led to full cooperation from the family. Jim communicated tactfully with all parties and facilitated a reasonable settlement without litigation. Jim also provided subsequent Estate Planning recommendations that were highly valuable. I found Jim Littlepage to be highly knowledgeable, very reasonable, and a person of great integrity. Jim''s fees were also quite reasonable. I highly recommend Jim and will certainly return to him again for any further legal needs.
Jim Littlepage came along at just the right time. As a baby boomer, I recognized that protecting my financial assets, built over a lifetime, was critical to my four children, but I didn''t know how to get it done. Jim assisted me in establishing a family trust and the result was exactly what I was looking for to save time, money, and stress. Jim Littlepage''s friendly, no nonsense, and upfront approach to costs and benefits fit perfectly into my strategy to avoid the hassle of probate including associated time delays and unnecessary legal fees.
We were in the process of estate planning and were referred to James Littlepage. Mr. Littlepage is clearly a subject matter expert on the issue of estate planning and immediately put us at ease with his knowledge and presentation style. He presented the options clearly and offered a service based on a flat rate versus an hourly basis. We were comfortable knowing what we were paying for. I appreciated the no nonsense approach and the clean, concise execution of the process. We would most certainly use the Littlepage firm again should we require legal services. Job well done! We now have the peace of mind that we are protected from estate tax and probate avoidance now that we have a proper plan in place.
James Littlepage did my estate planning by assisting my family in establishing LLC''s, Durable Medical Powers of Attorney and Financial Powers of Attorney as well as Revocable Trusts. Not only do I trust Jim for my legal needs...I refer him to my clients!
I have worked with Jim on several estate plans over the past several years. He uses a number of tools to plan for and help eliminate estate taxes in a wide variety of family situations, but is especially helpful to farmers and ranchers who have unique tax problems with their land. Jim has a vast knowledge of how to effectively use family limited partnerships in estate planning. Jim is a good communicator in explaining to families his advice and their choices and the tax consequences involved. I will definitely use Jim''s services again and welcome his knowledge and experience in any planning situation.
I have used the professional legal services of James A. Littlepage on numerous occasions over a period of approximately 10 years now, and could not be more pleased with the results. My needs included: 1. addressing complicated estate planning issues for my special needs daughter with Down Syndrome 2. our own estate planning and Trusts and Wills with multiple properties 3. specific real estate issues including dissolving a partnership with a buy-out of a commercial property and closing on a National Historic Registered commercial property by a buy/sell contract utilizing specific performance. Jim and Beverly Littlepage operate an excellent firm and I give them the highest recommendation!
Jim Littlepage has been the Trust attorney par excellence for me over the years. The trusts have been written exactly to our needs, and Jim provides all the forms to make the funding of the trusts as smooth and pain free as possible. He maintains a rigorous continuing education to keep abreast of annual legal changes to trust laws, and makes certain our trusts reflect those changes and are optimized for them, all without breaking the bank. Jim has provided real peace of mind for our heirs and us.
Jim Littlepage''s knowledge and wisdom have helped our growing family establish peace of mind regarding various legal issues from guardianship of our children to medical powers of attorney. He met with us and educated us on current and possible future laws so we could make the best decisions about details and wording in our wills, powers of attorney, life insurance trusts, irrevocable family trusts and quit claim deeds into the trusts. We have told Jim he can never retire as our family relies on him to answer and clarify our legal questions and to prepare our legal documents. We need him in our corner for the rest of our lives to plan it right, to provide for our heirs and protect what we have acquired. We truly appreciate all Jim has done for us!
Jim Littlepage quickly and efficiently helped my husband and me when he was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor and given five months to live. After putting together all of the medical power of attorney documents, as well as all of the trust documents and wills, the process of using these documents went very smoothly. We were so thankful to Jim for helping us through a very unfortunate and difficult time.
I would definitely recommend the Littlepages as they have been so much help handling our daughter''s estate, setting up our family trust and reviewing our corporation documentation. My wife and I have never received such care and prompt professional service from a firm in our lives while Jim and Beverly (Paralegal) were handling our daughter''s estate after she passed. We will definitely use the Littlepages again and would recommend them to anyone we know.
I have dealt with Jim in excess of 15 years both as a client personally and with Jim helping my financial planning clients to set up their trusts in conjunction with their retirement plans. In my opinion, he is the best possible choice in the state of Colorado for legal estate planning. I admire his work ethic, legal knowledge, personal ethics, honesty, and regard for his clients.
James Littlepage is a man of substance. As an attorney, he has a subtle mind and sees around corners others aren''t even aware of. As a person, he will give sound counsel. If you find yourself in the trenches, look to your right. Jim Littlepage will be in the trenches with you.
I want to thank BOTH of you for your knowledgeable, efficient, patient and endlessly pleasant handling of all this mess! You took what looked to be an endless nightmare and turned it in to piece of cake. Bill, Scott and I all truly appreciate it.
Our family was faced with some tough estate issues after my father passed away. Jim handled the probate of his estate and was able to give us many alternatives and make the estate planning process for my mother easier. He helped us set up a number of trusts and other useful tools to facilitate our needs. He also came to our home where it was more convenient for the entire family to meet! He has been very easy to work with.
Jim Littlepage has helped me on numerous occasions, specifically preparing a Living Trust agreement, and later amending it per my wishes. He has always been very professional, but friendly, too, and gets things done in a timely manner without wasted time and at a reasonable fee. I would use him again in a heartbeat.
I have had the opportunity to work with Jim for almost 15 years. I appreciate the clarity and simplicity with which he approaches the often-complex estate planning issues of my clients. The instructional notebook he provides on each case includes a helpful summary for the clients and funding instructions that enable them and their financial and insurance representatives to correctly title assets so that all parts of the new plan work in harmony and achieve the clients'' specific goals.
Jim Littlepage prepared our living revocable trusts. We feel our concerns for future heirs and tax issues were served. The services are always done in a timely professional manner and the expertise speaks for itself. We recommend Jim and Beverly Littlepage to everyone we can. Their services benefitted us in estate planning and inspired confidence in the future knowing we have such good care.
After my father''s death, I had a long list of things to do and I encountered many difficulties. Fortunately, however, there was no problem in resolving the legal issues of the estate. The matter was resolved efficiently and I never had to worry about it. I am thankful that my friends referred me to Jim Littlepage.
Jim Littlepage has always been prompt, friendly and effective in responding to my needs. When I needed direct contact to fully understand an issue and expedite action, he even met me at the Denver airport as I passed through town. He has been particularly helpful in two recent instances. The death of my wife necessitated amendments to my family Trust and its contents, and this was done in the simplest but most effective fashion. Similarly, in support of a recent consolidation of mortgages, the appropriate paper work related to Trust updating was quickly provided. I most certainly will continue to use Jim.
For Probate and Estate Planning services, Jim and Bev are very professional and knowledgeable. They were patient and explained everything in layman''s terms making sure I understood the why and how of what needed to be done, with just the right amount of good humor mixed in. Their fees are very reasonable. They are four star with me.
I am very appreciative of Jim Littlepage''s professionalism and also his personal concern and understanding in setting up my Family Trust. My Family Trust includes several children including a daughter with developmental disabilities and requiring special needs. Jim Littlepage has also responded promptly to make adjustments to my Family Trust when my family needs required it. I will not hesitate to call on Jim Littlepage''s legal services whenever I have a need.
We had James Littlepage compose our Trusts and Wills and also our Family Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust. Mr Littlepage has been efficient, and very skillful in providing these services. He has kept in touch with us to keep our programs up to date and we are very appreciative of his efforts. We would certainly recommend him to our friends and relatives.
I have used the services of Jim Littlepage both personally & professionally; he is very knowledgeable and efficient. I have used Jim for contract liability issues as well as estate planning. Not having him involved would have resulted in a different outcome in both circumstances.
Mr. Littlepage et al has been instrumental in handling my multi-phase and complicated estate matters such as ancillary probate whereby he accomplished the transaction immediately; two other firms were inept and costly. I like the way Jim does business and have recommended him many times.
I am very pleased with your legal advice given to me concerning my trust. You were very professional and made me feel secure with all the decisions we made. I will certainly use your legal services again if I have the need.
I wish to express my sincere thanks to Jim Littlepage and offer my recommendation to anyone considering his law practice. Jim and I have been working together now for many years on my personal and profession legal needs. Among our specific projects include my family''s trust documents and a specialized trust for my parents, buy-sell agreements and employment contracts for my business, as well as detailed assistance in managing and funding the trusts, which is the most important part of the process. I am particularly impressed with the letters which accompany each document as to the steps necessary to complete the signing and the concise wording which eliminates confusion and excess paperwork. I feel confident that Jim and his firm are capable of producing excellent legal work at more than fair price. Please feel free to contact me for a reference at 307-262-5933.