WHY CHOOSE BETTE HELLER FOR YOUR LEGAL
- Bette Heller has been practicing law in the Denver area, and
in the same two locations for over 30 years.
- Bette Heller has a special ability to explain legal issues
in layman's terms, translating complex legal terms and theories
into simple, understandable English.
- Bette Heller is committed to listening to her clients' legal
needs and their desires for handling their assets and family
members to accomplish goals as easily as possible.
- Bette Heller is committed to educating her clients about
their options, recommending the best solutions to their needs
while respecting the choices her clients' are comfortable
- Bette Heller, a sole practitioner, provides personalized
attention, yet because she office shares with other respected
attorneys practicing in the same areas of law, her clients are
covered if she is unavailable.
- Bette Heller prefers the personal attention of phone calls
rather than an email. She is committed to returning her
messages within 24 hours.
- Bette Heller works with clients of all financial means, from
those with very modest estates to those with sophisticated
taxable estates. She treats each and every client, no matter
what their net worth, with the same respect and attention to
- Bette Heller is willing to coordinate with the client's
Income Tax Professional, Financial Planner, and other
professionals familiar with the client's financial needs and
personal desires. Also, she is happy to include members of the
client's family such as adult children, parents or siblings in
the planning process.
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Ms. Heller received her B.A. from the University of Rochester
in 1972. She began her legal career as a Paralegal, graduating
from the Institute for Paralegal Training in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania in 1974. After several years as a Paralegal in the
Trust and Estates area, Ms. Heller became a lawyer, receiving her
Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Denver College of Law
in 1979. She was admitted to practice law in the State of Colorado
and in the United States District Court for Colorado in October
As a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Ms. Heller has
been a voting Member of the Trust and Estate Council, and a member
of the Committee on Legal Problems of the Elderly.
She has also been an active member of the Statutory Revisions
Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Colorado Bar
Association since 1984. This committee drafts and monitors
legislation in the area of Estate and Trust law. Ms. Heller has
served as its Co-Chair, Chair, and Legislative Liaison.
Ms. Heller has served on several sub-committees of the
Statutory Revisions Committee, most notably as a member of the UPC
II Committee, which oversaw a major revision of the Colorado
Probate Code in 1994. As a member of that Committee, Ms. Heller
drafted the current Colorado "Pets Trust" Statute, allowing people
to leave money in trust for the care of their pets should the
person become incapacitated or die.
Ms. Heller is also a member of the Aurora Bar Association, the
Arapahoe Bar Association, and the Denver Bar Association; as well
as a past member of the Centennial Estate Planning Council, the
Douglas County Bar Association, and the Douglas County Seniors
Ms. Heller has authored several articles on legal issues both
for the legal community and the general public, including The
Colorado Lawyer, the monthly publication of the Colorado Bar
Association. She also lectures from time to time on these
subjects, including having been a lecturer for the Senior Law Day,
an educational program for Senior Citizens, addressing their
special legal needs.