Probate is the process where a person's estate and assets are verified and distributed after they have passed away. It is handled in the Jefferson County probate court and the chosen executor of the estate is tasked with carrying out either the court orders or the wishes of the deceased. There are many myths and misinformation floating around regarding probate in Colorado. Let's answer some of the frequently asked questions about probate.
When a loved one passes away, it is a difficult time to try and figure out next steps, procedures, and prioritizing what needs to be done. A lot of questions will arise - some will need immediate attention and some can wait for a later date. Often, people reach out to get an Estate, Will, and Probate attorney to help guide them through the process, especially if they are the one left to handle everything. Even if you schedule a consultation, there are likely still things you will need to deal with in the meantime.
If you are dealing with the death of a loved one in Wheat Ridge, Arvada, or Golden, you may have heard the term Probate. Probate is the legal process by which a will is validated. Basically, it is a necessary process that finalizes the legal and financial situation of a deceased person. Let's look at the steps involved in a Probate case, so you know what to expect.