Approaching Probate With Compassion
Probate can be a confusing and contentious process. You are already grieving the loss of a loved one, and now it seems you have a pile of legal paperwork to go through. At Coombe, Curry, Rich, Jarvis, our experienced Denver probate lawyers offer knowledgeable representation to clients facing a probate issue or dispute.
We work closely with our clients to ensure that we understand their goals and that they know what is happening every step of the way. We understand how confusing this process is and how stressful it can be when you have to contest a will in court.
Our comprehensive approach aims to preserve the estates of our clients. It provides clarity and guidance to those disputing or administering an estate. It takes experience and knowledge to navigate tense situations among family members that may arise during the probate process. We always approach each case with compassion and understanding for the difficult situation with a probate case.
Helping Clients With Knowledge And Experience
Probate is the legal process that starts when a deceased person’s estate is distributed to beneficiaries and heirs of the decedent. If there is a valid will, the property of the estate will be distributed according to the instructions in the will. The court decides on distribution according to state law if there isn’t a will.
Coombe, Curry, Rich, Jarvis can aid with the probate process, including:
- Petitioning the court for the appointment of a personal representative
- Disputes and probate litigation
- Collection and distribution of property
Colorado has multiple processes depending on the situation at hand. Uncontested estates involve an informal process that is allowed when there is a valid will and no disputes are expected. Contested estates go through a formal probate process that is often required when there are challenges in administration.
The probate process’s length depends on the estate’s complexity and size. The process can take anywhere from a few months to a few years. Working with a knowledgeable and experienced probate attorney can help streamline the process and make it easier for your family.
Don’t Struggle With Probate Alone
You don’t have to struggle with a probate issue on your own. Coombe, Curry, Rich, Jarvis can help you through a dispute or the administration of an estate. Contact us now at 303-572-4200 or online to schedule a consultation and get started today.