Catherine Hammond
Hammond Law Group, LLC

2955 Professional Place Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
TEL: (719) 520-1474 or (303) 736-6060

Hammond Law Group, LLC Website
http://www.coloradoestateplan.com



About Hammond Law Group, LLC

Hammond Law Group, LLC is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Colorado Springs, CO, our mission is to provide residents of Colorado Springs and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of Colorado Springs and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.


About Catherine Hammond

As an attorney in private practice in Colorado Springs, as well as southern and eastern Colorado, Catherine Hammond provides extensive estate and tax planning services to individuals and businesses. Ms. Hammond’s primary focus is protecting families from the devastating legal effects of disability and death. She is passionate about helping people to pass on their legacies by creating comprehensive, values-based estate plans which minimize taxes, costs and government interference. Ms. Hammond will take the time to get to know you as individuals, to learn about your life and values, and work closely with you through an ongoing relationship to ensure your personal and financial goals are met as your life and the laws change over the years.

Ms. Hammond combines a background in business with a wide range of legal and personal experience to provide her clients with a uniquely practical perspective. An attorney since 1993, she now devotes her practice to estate and legacy planning. Ms. Hammond also offers educational seminars on a variety of estate planning topics to both the general public and private groups, in addition to teaching on Estate Planning and Taxation at Colorado Technical University.

Experience

Ms. Hammond learned firsthand the effects of failing to plan when her mother developed early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease without any planning documents in place, requiring her to endure the living probate of her mother’s estate. Through that heart-wrenching experience she determined to help others avoid the added devastation of a complicated and expensive legal process by obtaining a law degree and devoting her practice to estate planning.

Ms. Hammond’s professional experience began during law school when she worked for an estate planning and probate firm in Denver. Upon finishing law school, she worked on a contract basis with Denver-based Sherman & Howard in the corporate litigation department. She then moved on to LexisNexis, a group providing authoritative legal, news, business, public records and business information for attorneys nationwide. At LexisNexis she managed a team of attorneys and developed a knowledge of and love for the business world. Now, fulfilling her dream as a counselor and planner, she advises her clients on how best to achieve their goals while eliminating or reducing legal fees, taxes, publicity, and other complications.

Ms. Hammond is a member of the prestigious American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, an organization committed to promoting the highest standards of excellence in the profession. In addition, she is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, American Academy of VA Pension Planners, the Colorado Springs Estate Planning Council, Kingdom Advisors, and is trained as a reconciler through Peacemaker Ministries. She is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Colorado as well as the U.S. District Courts.

Education

Ms. Hammond completed her undergraduate work at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1987, with a major in French and a minor in Psychology. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law in 1993, with a concentration in estate planning, tax, and mediation.

Personal

Outside the office, Ms. Hammond enjoys a wide variety of activities, including working out, playing with her three dogs, hiking, and spending time with her two young adult daughters. She is an active member of her church, and has a special interest in planned charitable giving.


About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.