Upon passing, a loved one leaves behind a list of possessions and instructions on how their family members should manage their estate. In the absence of a will, it is up to the deceased’s closest relatives or friends to decide the distribution of their assets. You need a probate lawyer to ensure your loved one’s wishes are carried out.
If you are the personal executor of the estate or need a lawyer to distribute the assets, Anzen Legal Group can help your family.
Understanding Probate in Colorado
In Colorado, probating a will involves a local court overseeing the process. The probate process involves identifying and assessing all assets and liabilities and resolving competing legal claims. As part of the probate process, the court appoints a personal representative or special administrator who handles the loved one’s business matters and distributes assets.
How Your Probate Lawyer Can Help You With Your Probate Case
The need for probate depends on the extent of your loved one’s assets, the nature of their estate plan, and the type of assets. The attorney can help you settle an estate with the other beneficiaries depending on the type of probate case.
A valid will usually permit this process to take place. The will is ready for the appointment of a personal representative, and no one challenges its validity. A court ensures that everyone follows the directives in a will.
They also provide a legal venue for beneficiaries to hold the personal representative accountable. We can help you fill out the paperwork and decide how to distribute your assets during the process.
Contested estates and invalid or questionable wills
If there are complicated estate arrangements, rival claims, or some kind of misconduct, your family can seek legal advice. Every transaction may need court approval. An experienced Colorado probate lawyer can help ensure they protect your financial and legal interests during this legal process.
You can enlist the services of an attorney for several tasks, such as calculating and paying any estate or income taxes you may be liable for, ordering real estate evaluations, and transferring assets to the rightful beneficiaries.
Anzen Legal Group Can Help You Navigate the Probate Process
Our Colorado probate lawyers have a wealth of knowledge and experience dealing with probate cases on behalf of individuals and families. Get in touch with us today to arrange a consultation so you can learn more about the services that our team offers.