Kim Raemdonck

OF COUNSEL

Kim Raemdonck was born in Galveston, Texas, and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University with honors. Kim went on to attend the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where she obtained a J.D. and an L.L.M. in taxation. She is admitted to practice law in Colorado and Texas and before the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and the United States Tax Court.

Kim’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate administration, and tax planning and preparation. Kim works closely with individuals and families to develop comprehensive estate plans that meet her clients’ goals, and counsels them through the probate process when a loved one passes. In addition to a juris doctorate, Kim has a legal masters in tax which gives her a unique perspective when advising clients regarding legacy planning and administration issues. Kim prides herself on her close working relationships with her clients and her ability to achieve the best solution for each client’s particular circumstance.

Kim is the current Vice President and upcoming President of the Women’s Estate Planning Council. She is a member of the Denver Ballet Guild Endowment Board and a graduate of the Leadership Institute of the Junior League of Denver, as well as a member of the Junior League Foundation Philanthropy Committee. She is the immediate past chair of the Orange Book Committee of the Trusts & Estates Section of the Colorado Bar Association.

In her free time, Kim enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband, young daughter, and her two golden retrievers, and taking advantage of all that beautiful Colorado has to offer.

FOCUS AREAS

Estate Planning

Probate Administration

Tax Planning & Preparation

Articles

Estate Planning

Estate Planning for Women: Helping with Control

Let me get it out of the way…the elephant in the room after such a polarizing title. Estate planning is for everyone. Period. Regardless of your age, your marital status, your perceived wealth, or your family size, everyone benefits from preparing for the unexpected, covering essentials, ensuring a lifestyle, and ultimately leaving a legacy with minimal probate and family disputes.

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Estate Planning

Estate Planning FAQs

No one wants to think about the end of life. It’s a difficult, grief-stricken conversation that can be made tougher by uncertainty. This is why one of the most important ways we can show our loved ones how much we care about them is by making plans ahead of time. You may not see the need for estate planning now – you’re young and healthy, or don’t consider yourself wealthy, or aren’t sure what you want. But the best time to start is now, if not for you, for your loved ones.

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Family Law

Can I Write A Last Will and Testament On My Own?

There are several formal requirements for a will. Formally, wills must be signed by their author (also referred to as the testator), and must be either (a) signed by two witnesses who witnessed the testator’s signature, or (b) notarized by a notary public (though to be safe, most lawyers will make sure that both (a) and (b) happen). However, these requirements are not absolute. Their purpose is to ensure that the will accurately and completely reflects the testator’s intention, and when that intention can be otherwise guaranteed, a will you write without the help of a lawyer may still be valid.

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