The Use of the Small Estate Affidavit

Colorado has a process whereby a decedent with a probate estate with less than $64,000 of value can be collected and distributed without having to commence an estate administration with the courts. The use of the Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property (“Affidavit”) can reduce administrative costs and further simplify the administrative procedure of probate, […]

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Dying Intestate or Without a Will: A Lesson from Prince

As many know, legendary music icon Prince died recently leaving no will. In legal terms, Prince died intestate. When someone dies intestate, a probate court takes over administration of the decedent’s estate and distribution of assets. Because Prince left no surviving spouse, no children, and no parents, Prince’s sister petitioned the probate court in Minnesota […]

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Estate Planning, Wills, and Trusts

The Firm provides estate planning for people with all kinds of circumstances and requirements. A few of The Firm’s most important goals in estate planning are: Assuring, regardless of the plan that the client selects, the client and his or her spouse retain sufficient assets to provide for their lives and support. Ensuring that the […]

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Demystifying Trusts

General: Roger E. Stevens, Craig Weinberg, and Jessica Catlin draft trusts for clients of The Firm. A trust is created whenever a person chooses to place his property in a trust. A trust will have a Trustor (or Settlor) who is the person putting the property into the trust. It will also have a Trustee […]

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