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Melissa Dougherty Anderson Law, LLC.

Colorado Estate Planner


We are happy you have chosen to look into Estate Planning, and understand that you are imagining planning for your families future without you.  This is not easy.  We are parents as well and understand this is a daunting thought.  Taking this initial step, is the hardest part.  Now that you have found  our firm, we will help guide you through the process and make the rest of the process as EASY AS POSSIBLE.

We believe that planning for your families future will give you the peace of mind to live for TODAY.   We know you are BUSY, but that you also want to give guidance and financial well being to your loved ones .  Our team will work to guide you through this process and streamline our drafting to get your case in order .  We charge a flat fee for our services which are always agreed upon in advance.  We also offer regular review of your Estate Plan, and offer a lifetime relationship with you so you can expect regular communications from our office.

We look forward to helping you create an Estate Plan that your family can trust for a lifetime.

"It was a pleasure to work with Melissa for my Will Preparation and Estate Planning questions.  I was totally pleased..."

- Linda H.

"Melissa Anderson is a wonderful choice for estate planning!  She's punctual, responsive, patient and professional."

-Carrie E.

Melissa was extremely helpful and made the process totally pain free!! Highly recommended!!

-Jayne B.

"Thanks for all your help these many months.  Thank goodness (my son) chose you as our attorney.  I have been so impressed by your expertise and efficiency.  I was thankful for the 'long-distance hand-holding' I needed at various times.  Amazing how much money you saved me.  I am forever grateful!"  -Janice Lukowski

Melissa has been helping me through a very complicated situation since my husband dies without a Will a month ago.  I cannot express my gratitude enough to Melissa, and I know I could not navigate through this probate process without her.  I recommend her highly.  She's prompt, knowledgeable and downright brilliant."  

-Amy D.

"Melissa put everything together for me in a short period of time and at a reasonable price.  I'm really glad I met her..."

-Kevin M.



Estate Administration

Experienced Counsel

Got a Last Will and Testament case on your hands? Perhaps you have a relative who has recently passed away, and you need an attorney to assist you with the Probate Court process.  Melissa Dougherty Anderson has over 15- years specializing in Estate Planning.  Our office has the legal knowledge, skills, and experience to advise clients on Last Will and Testament matters in the State of Colorado.   Please call our office for a free consultation.

Power of Attorney

Will, Trust, and Power of Attorney Drafting

Responsible Planning

A Will with a Testamentary Trust, Power of Attorney for Medical Matters, General Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters, Burial Instructions, Advanced Directive, Guardianship Documents, and HIPAA Waiver are the documents our office assists clients in drafting as a part of the basic Estate Plan for our clients.  

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Living Will -Advanced Directive

Colorado Declaration as to Medical or Surgical Treatment

Every comprehensive Estate Plan should contain a Living Will.  This statutory form directs medical personnel as to the patients wishes of whether to sustain life support measures, the in the event of a life threatening emergency when a client is unable to communicate their own wishes.  Let's talk about your options... and draft a clear provision that conveys your wishes.

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Trust Preparation

Representing With Respect

Let Melissa Dougherty Anderson Law LLC be the solution for your Trust Preparation needs. By combining a fundamental understanding of the big picture with the complexity of daily interactions and experiences, our law office provides proactive solutions to clients who want to provide for their families.

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Advanced Planning

Assistance with your wishes

Why leave the decision up to your grieving relatives?  Make your wishes transparent and clear.  This will decrease stress on your loved ones in a time when they are mourning.  Clear concise burial or cremation instructions are an element drafted as part of our basic Estate Planning Services.

Online Monitoring

Virtual Will and Notarization

FaceTime, Zoom and DocuSign option

Our office is offering flexible options to clients to meet over the phone, with Face Time, Zoom or in person with masks and Covid-19 safety protocol in place.  We offer Colorado specific American Bar Association compliant legal advice with a Colorado attorney, unlike the online "fill in the blank" legal sites.

If you think you have a legal issue and would like to speak to an Estate Planning Attorney get in touch with me to schedule a free consultation. It won’t cost you a cent to find out if you have a case.    This website is not intended to give legal advice to any particular viewer, and it is best to consult your own attorney to find out more with regards to your own specific case.  Representation by an attorney begins once a formal Engagement is signed.

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If you have children, then you need an Estate Plan.  My firm provides responsible planning services for individuals who want to make the right financial decisions for their families.  

Melissa Dougherty Anderson Law., LLC.

About Melissa Dougherty Anderson Law LLC

Protecting Your Rights

Melissa Dougherty Anderson is a Colorado Attorney with over 15 years experience in Estate Planning.  After working for the Colorado Department of Revenue in the Enforcement Division for numerous years, she established her own legal private practice. 


Melissa is an active member of the Colorado Bar Association Trust and Estate Section.  She serves on the E-Wills, Orange Book of Forms Revisions, and Colorado Uniform Trust Act committees to help strengthen Colorado Law.

Melissa serves on the Board of the Golden Civic Foundation, an Ambassador for the Golden Chamber of Commerce, and volunteers for Metro Volunteer Lawyers as a pro bono attorney. 

She enjoys running, tennis and snowboarding.


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