Legal & Financial

Retirement, medical costs, downsizing, and end-of-life matters can be challenging to navigate, but you do not need to navigate these issues alone. Local organizations in Larimer County offer a wide range of services and assistance.

Resource Guides

View the Answers on Aging Resource Guidean online-viewable PDF booklet with a list of aging-related resources in Larimer County. Use the Tips for Navigating the Answers on Aging Guide for helpful suggestions for navigating this database.

  • Information on legal and financial services can be found on the following pages.
    • Legal Assistance, pp. 45-46
    • Financial Assistance, pp. 20-24
    • Tax Assistance, pp. 64-66

The Elder Care Network Member Service Directory can help you find local services. The network consists of 60 member organizations, providing a wide range of services and individual volunteers. Use the Tips for Navigating the Eldercare Network directory for helpful suggestions on navigating this database.

The Network of Care Service Directory is an online database that can help you find specific resources close to your home. Use the Tips for Navigating the Network of Care Service Directory for helpful suggestions on navigating this database.

The Seniors Blue Book of Northern Colorado offers a comprehensive guide to aging-related resources, services, and activities in Northern Colorado. Browse service lists.  Click Tips for Navigating the Seniors Blue Book Resource Guide for helpful suggestions on navigating this database.

  • Information on legal and financial services can be found on the following pages:
    • Consumer Affairs/Legal, p. 15
    • Driving and License information, p. 17
    • Elder Law, pp. 18-20
    • Estate Planning, p. 22
    • Financial & Tax Assistance, pp. 22-24
    • Financial Services, p. 24
    • Prescription Assistance – Discounted Medications, pp. 43
    • Social Security, p. 51
    • Probate, p. 43

The Personal Finance Employee Education Fund website has some useful resources for managing finances, retirement savings, and estate planning.

 

Agencies and Programs

Access to Justice & Self Help Center
Larimer County Justice Center (1st Floor)
201 Laporte Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521

  • The Access To Justice Center offers an Ask-A-Lawyer clinic staffed by local volunteer lawyers. The clinics provide an opportunity for people, regardless of income eligibility, to consult with lawyers on a variety of topics including family law, landlord-tenant, general civil law, probate and bankruptcy/collection matters. Clinics are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.
  • The Self-Help Center can provide assistance to self-represented individuals including locating and accessing forms, checking your case status, assisting you with filling out forms, providing general information about court procedures.
  • The Larimer County Access to Justice Committee has compiled a Modest Means Attorney List of attorneys willing to take cases at reduced rates for clients who earn too much to qualify for pro bono legal services, but do not make enough money to pay customary rates.
  • Contact  08SelfHelp@judicial.state.co.us for more information.

Adult Protective Services
2555 Midpoint Dr., Suite F
Fort Collins, CO 80525

  • Adult Protective Services responds to reports of the mistreatment or neglect of at-risk adults (elderly or disabled). Reports may be made to Adult Protective Services by calling (970) 498-7770. For after-hours emergencies, call local law enforcement or 911. The identities of reporters are kept confidential.

Colorado Legal Services (Senior Law Project)
211 W Magnolia St.
Fort Collins, CO 80321
(970) 493-2891

  • Colorado Legal Services offers legal assistance for low-income individuals and seniors on civil legal matters only.
  • The Senior Law Project is a donation based legal services for Larimer County residents age 60+ on legal issues related to Medicaid, public assistance benefits, long term care, powers of attorney, general estate planning, landlord tenant and consumer issues. Call the number above for more information.

Larimer Advance Care Planning Team 
(Health District of Northern Larimer County)
425 West Mulberry St. Suite #110
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 482-1909

  • The Advance Care Planning Team provides education and assistance in completion of Advance Care Directives for residents of all ages at no cost. Trained Guides work with individuals on deciding, discussing, documenting and sharing end of life wishes with loved ones and health care providers, including completion of Medical Durable Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, and MOST Form.

Larimer County Department of Human Services
1501 Blue Spruce Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 498-6300

  • Larimer County Department of Human Services provides information and assistance in accessing adult Medicaid, Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND), food stamps, long term care Medicaid, and Old Age Pension (OAP).

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