There are three types of Probate in Colorado.
Small estate probate, informal probate, and formal probate.
Small estate probate can occur when a decedent did not hold any real estate and their personal property is worth less than $66,000. In this case, the decedent’s heirs can collect the remaining property after obtaining a small estate affidavit and then they can distribute the estate based on the decedent’s will or Colorado intestacy laws.
Informal probate is allowed when the decedent has a valid will, no one is expected to contest the will, and a competent representative is available to handle all the steps necessary to properly probate an estate.
Formal probate occurs when there is no will or when a decedent’s will is contested, invalid for any reason, unclear, or has some other significant problem preventing efficient administration.
If a loved one has passed away and you are ready to probate their estate, please contact us today. We can help you determine which type of probate is necessary and we can help you successfully and cost efficiently navigate the Colorado probate court.