Probate is the legal process that takes place after someone dies. It makes sure property and possessions are given to rightful heirs, and any taxes or debts owed are paid in full. If there’s a written will, the court will first authenticate it and then make sure the directions in the will are carried out. The probate court judge needs just one person to take the reins in each case (an executor or personal representative.) And they'll be the point person whether or not there’s a clear will in place. Our experienced Probate Attorneys in Colorado can provide assistance dealing with issues related to:
Petitioning a court for the appointment of a personal representative
Assisting with the collection and distribution of property from the estate
Addressing any claims brought against the decedent’s estate
Whether or not one has a will at the time of death, if the decedent’s assets amount to $68,000 or less in personal property (including bank accounts and cash) and there is no real property, the devisees or heirs may collect the assets by using an Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property. There is no required action through the court for small estates. Rather, this procedure requires the devisee or heir collecting assets to swear or affirm they are entitled to the assets and will distribute assets to any other entitled devisees or heirs.
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