Probate in Colorado | Testate and Intestate | Boulder Probate Attorney
As a Boulder probate attorney James Newell routinely helps clients navigate the process of opening and administering a probate estate in Boulder County District Court. When an estate cannot be completely distributed through non-probate transfers the Colorado probate system must be employed. Probate courts are located in each county in the state. When someone dies, whether with or without a will, and that person owned assets that were not or cannot be transferred to the beneficiaries through other means, a court must appoint a personal representative to administer the estate assets. This process is usually referred to as probate.
Since the adoption of the Uniform Probate Code by Colorado’s General Assembly, the Colorado probate system has become increasingly streamlined when compared to the probate systems of many other states. Many people believe that the probate process is, almost without exception, extremely expensive, time consuming, and incredibly complicated. That may be true in a number of states but in Colorado that is not necessarily true. If you live in Colorado it may or may not be the best decision for you to plan your estate to completely avoid probate. A discussion is necessary to determine which approach is best suited.
If you were nominated to be the personal representative of an estate, you will always be better off if you hire a probate attorney from the start. The process can be frustrating and fraught with potential liability for the ignorant and unwary.
If you are looking for a Boulder Probate Attorney with a results oriented approach tailored to your matter’s specific needs, contact Newell Law. We have the experience and knowledge to help ensure your foray into the world of probate is as smooth and seamless as possible.