Trace Tyler Law | Vail Valleys Best Estate Planning Specialist
Trace Tyler is a fun, engaging attorney who can help make painful processes a little easier. Specializing in will, trusts, and estate law in the Denver area.
wills, trusts, denver, vail, colorado
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Proudly serving clients in the Vail Valley and Denver area.

Welcome!  My practice is focused on providing you with personalized counsel and education needed when creating an estate plan.  My passion is to exceed your expectations and actually have fun as I simplify the process and ensure your desires are clearly defined and met.  I look forward to the opportunity to discuss your specific needs…I am just a phone call away!


Trace Tyler, JD, LLM

Estate Planning Attorney

Trace Tyler takes a different approach to law. He works for every client the way he’d want an attorney to work for him. With compassion, care, concern and fairness. Trace listens, asks questions until he understands his client’s needs and then uses his expertise to create a comprehensive plan of action to guide his client’s to their desired goals.

Trace is personable, in fact, he’ll come to you. He goes out of his way to take the pain out of the legal process so that his client’s enjoy a painless experience. Trace is trustworthy, a man of faith and promises affordable solutions to every challenge concerning estate planning, wills and trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, probate and trust administration.

Trace has been a life-long student. He received his law degree from the Northern Illinois University College of Law. (Yes, the NIU Huskies were in the Orange Bowl in 2013, finishing 12-2) He also received his Masters in Law from University of Denver, specializing in estate planning, taxation and business continuation planning. He also has obtain various insurance industry designations from the American College, including CLU, ChFC, CLF and a Masters in Management – Leadership.

Contact Trace today to arrange a consultation.

A native of Belvidere, Illinois, Trace has lived in Colorado since 1997. He has relocated to the Vail Valley to further his mission of serving the estate planning needs of families.

Trace’s approach is to treat his clients like family and personalize his recommendations to his clients needs.

Trace also has a background in insurance, business planning and management. Trace is blessed with 2 daughters, Sarah and Samantha and two dogs, Tully and Cubby.

Trace offers estate planning services, probate administration, business planning, contracts and real estate services.

You can depend on Tracy to provide outstanding knowledge, experience and service with integrity.


No matter who you are…you have an estate.  An estate consists of everything you own – cars, home, property, personal belongings and any financial interests.  No estate is too small to require a plan.  The old adage “you cannot take it with you” is very true and a sound estate plan will guarantee that your desires for all your assets are met.  Additionally, I recommend that everyone has an estate plan as it will save your family, friends time, money and reduce potential emotional stress when executing your plan.  My goal is to make sure your assets are distributed as you see fit and that little or no money is spent on lawyers, courts or excessive taxes.


Simply put…a Power of Attorney is a legal document we will create which clearly identifies the individual that will act on your behalf.  Additionally, this document will detail the specific powers that this person has when executing your plan.  Most of my clients allow their Power of Attorney to manage almost everything, but each estate plan I help create is different.  Once I understand your specific needs, I will provide options and recommends based upon what I feel would be best for you and your family so you can make an educated decision.

Another key element of any plan is to incorporate a living will, also known as a advanced healthcare directive.  The primary purpose of a living will is create a specific document that outlines your desires regarding medical treatment if you find yourself in the unfortunate situation that you are not able to express or provide informed consent.  A common example of this would be your wishes for end-of-life care if you are on life support and the difficult decision needs to be made whether to continue medical support or to remove it.  A living will is essential to easing your family and friends stress and grief if they are found in this difficult situation.


What the heck is Probate?”  It is a good question as many of us have heard the word, but not all know exactly how this fits into a sound estate plan.  The basic definition of probate is the process of passing your assets to your heirs at death.   Once the will is filed with the court, the Personal representative will account for all assets, pay all the bills, and then distribute the remaining assets to your heirs.

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