Legal Resources

Legal Resources

Legal Resources

Legal issues facing older persons in Colorado often have more serious outcomes than those same legal issues being faced by any other segment of the population.  Often times legal assistance is needed with complicated matters such as medical advanced directives, power of Attorney, long term care, elder abuse, conservatorship, wills, estates, and probate. Vulnerable older persons are often less likely to seek the assistance of an attorney, either because they cannot afford to do so, or they do not realize that theirs is  a legal need.

Legal services listed are targeted to adults age 60 and older who have the greatest economic and/or social need.  Legal services are provided free of charge.

Please see below for Legal Services available in your area.

Colorado Legal Services is a not for profit legal resource dedicated to serving low- income, seniors and other vulnerable populations in Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Pitkin, and Summit Counties.  Fees are based on income and ability to pay.  Please contact them at the above link to see if you qualify.

For residents of Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin Counties Alpine Legal Services  is a not for profit legal assistance agency available to assist you.

Additional help may be found through the office of the Colorado Attorney General

Legal advocacy for individuals in a long term care facility are available through your local Ombudsman Program. Under the federal Older Americans Act, every state is required to have an Ombudsman Program that addresses complaints and advocates for improvements in the long-term care system. Contact the Long-Term Care Ombudsman for Region 12 at 970-468-0295 or aaa12@nwccog.org

Other Legal Resources are listed below.

Five Wishes is a legal document designed to make your wishes known should you become unable to speak for yourself, and meets the legal requirements for advanced directives.  To learn more about this exceptional program and make your wishes known please visit   agingwithdignity.org/five-wishes

For information concerning Durable Medical Power of Attorney please visit the Colorado Advanced Directives Consortium.

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