Probating A Colorado Estate

In a previous blog post, we discussed the three types of Colorado probate estates: small estates, informal  probate, and formal probate. But what are the actual steps one takes to probate a decedent’s estate in the state of Colorado? Family members are often unsure of where to start, and, when they’re grieving, taking care of complex or confusing legal matters is the last thing they feel like doing. This article offers guidance on how to get started. Continue reading

Colorado Probate 101: The Basics

The probate process in Colorado can be relatively straightforward and brief, or long, drawn-out, and complex. It can also fall between those two extremes, of course. The length and complexity of the Colorado probate process depends on a number of factors, including the number and type of assets in the probate estate; whether or not there is a valid will (or “last will and testament”); and whether any will contests are expected. Continue reading

What To Do When A Loved One Dies In Colorado

The death of a loved one is never easy. The need to manage practical and legal matters in the wake of a loved one’s death is made more difficult by grief. It’s helpful to have an understanding about what needs to happen following the death of a loved one. If you have a Colorado probate attorney, he or she can offer you additional guidance and answer any questions you may have. Continue reading