Why do I need a Gun Trust?

All NFA items must be registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Individual owners wishing to purchase an NFA item must obtain approval from the ATF by obtain a signature from the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) who is the county sheriff or city or town chief of police, pass an […]

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Avoiding Probate in Colorado

Everyone has heard the expression, “You can’t take it with you.” The fact is that nearly everyone who dies in Colorado leaves some property behind; there’s little choice in that matter. There is, however, choice in how that property is left, and the choices you make could help your loved ones to bypass the Colorado probate process.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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