Does a Trust Have to Go Through Colorado Probate?

Colorado Springs probate lawyerA trust itself would not be probated, but the existence of a trust does not necessarily eliminate the need for probate. When a trust is involved, whether probate is necessary depends upon whether all of the estate’s assets are already owned by the trust or set up to pass directly into the trust. 

Suppose substantial assets are owned in the decedent’s name (not the trust’s) and do not name the trust as a beneficiary. In that case, probate may be necessary to distribute these non-trust assets or to collect the assets on the estate’s behalf before transferring them to the trust. Also, note that certain trusts do need to be registered with the Court.

If you are having issues with your probate matter contact a Probate Lawyer Colorado Springs residents trust. The Colorado Springs Probate attorneys at Baker Law Group have years of experience helping their clients with their probate cases.

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