Probate and Trust Administration

Ensure that administration is completed efficiently and fairly with assistance from our experienced team.

Although managing an estate or trust is a significant responsibility, we believe it does not need to be difficult, time-consuming, or costly. We place a high priority on safeguarding the assets of an estate or trust by locating the most cost-effective means of meeting the requirements of your family. We also want to make sure you understand the legal process you’re a part of, and we take time to explain the purpose of each step and your options at every juncture.

Our Colorado Springs Probate attorneys have been assisting clients with trust and probate administrations for more than 15 years. We have handled everything from straightforward uncontested proceedings to estate disputes involving substantial assets. We can help you bring your case to a successful conclusion no matter where you are in the process.

We strive to make estate and trust administration as simple as possible because we understand that it can be overwhelming at times. We take into account your requirements in addition to the legal aspects of your duties and can connect you with reputable experts in any field in which you may require assistance. Contact a Probate Lawyer Colorado Springs residents turn to when in need. 

Probate & Trust Administration Services

  • Establishment of decedent residency
  • Advisement regarding the necessity of opening a probate estate
  • Affidavits of collection for estates that do not meet the threshold for probate
  • Guidance through the entire probate processes, including:
      • Application or petition for appointment as personal representative
      • Filing of the will (if applicable)
      • Determining intestate succession per statutory law
      • Negotiation with creditors and defense against collection actions
      • Common Law Spouse Litigation
      • Will & Trust contests, Probate litigation
      • Agreements among successors
      • Disputes regarding estate distributions, including alleged common law marriages
      • Advisement regarding proper performance and documentation of estate asset collection and expense payments
      • Communication with heirs and devisees
      • Priority of distributions from the estate
      • Closing of the estate
    • Collections actions against an estate (including litigation if necessary)
    • Collection and litigation actions on behalf of an estate
    • Assistance and advisement regarding trustee’s administration of a trust, including
      • Trust registration
      • Advisement on reporting requirements to beneficiaries and interested persons and assistance with such reporting or requests
      • Trust accounting and inventories
      • Transfer of designated assets into a trust
      • Negotiation and/or litigation regarding disputes related to the trust
      • Communication with trust beneficiaries
    • Representation of non-personal representative interested persons and non-trustee trust beneficiaries regarding their interests in an estate or trust
    • Ancillary filings for out-of-state probate cases where Colorado real estate must be transferred
    • Preparation of personal representative’s deeds and supplemental affidavits

Specific Trustee & Estates Practice Areas

Trustee & Fiduciary Services

Conservatorship & Guardianship

Estate Planning

Will Contests & Probate Litigation

Trust Litigation

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