Probate in Colorado | Boulder Probate Attorney
When an estate cannot be completely distributed through non-probate transfers (e.g. through a life insurance policy that transfers to beneficiaries upon death), the Colorado probate system must be employed. Probate courts are located in each county in Colorado. When someone dies with a will or without a will and has assets that cannot pass to devisees through other means, the probate court for the county in which the decedent was domiciled at the time of the death must oversee the administration of the decedent’s estate. This process is called probate.
Since the adoption of the Uniform Probate Code by Colorado’s General Assembly, the Colorado probate system has been relatively straightforward when compared to the probate systems of many other states. Some people view the probate process as extremely expensive, time consuming, and nightmarishly complicated, but, at least in Colorado, that reputation is not deserved. It may or may not be the best decision for you to avoid probate at all costs. Whether you have been thinking about your estate and how/too whom you want your assets to pass, or whether you were named personal representative to an estate, you are always better off seeking the advice of a knowledgeable and helpful estate planning and administration attorney.
If you are looking for an Estate Planning Attorney in Boulder with a results oriented approach tailored to your matter’s specific needs, contact Newell Law. We have the experience and knowledge to achieve the best results possible for your case.