Probate Attorney Denver CO
Estate Administration, Legal Representation on Probate Matters & Disputes
When a loved one dies and you are faced with talking to creditors, figuring out what assets there are, and working with the people who may have an inheritance, there are many questions and issues that need to be handled. Often in even the “simplest” estate, there are tough and complicated issues to address. Our Denver CO probate lawyer can help guide you through this difficult time.
Probate is the legal process used to take care of all of someone’s property (called their estate) after they die, whether the person died with a will (testate) or without a will (intestate). Fortunately, Colorado has adopted the Uniform Probate Code which greatly simplifies the probate process. In Colorado, there are three kinds of probate.
- If there is no disagreement about whether there is a will, who should be in charge of handling everything, and how things ought to be handled, the probate may go through the court system informally.
- If there is disagreement about various things, a formal probate in the court system may be required.
- If an estate is small (in 2015, under $64,000) and has no real property, it may be handled by use of a Small Estate Affidavit
Some property goes through probate and some does not, it depends on how the property is owned and/or if there have been beneficiary designations. Often, people want to take particular items or property before everything has been figured out and finalized. This can cause needless headaches and problems. The Denver CO probate lawyer at Boland Law and Mediation will help you navigate through all the questions and concerns you have about settling your loved one’s estate.
Other matters handled by the probate court include guardianships and conservatorships for minor children and/or incapacitated adults.
Call our Denver probate attorney today at 303-562-5973 for a consultation.