Probate Is Not What You Think It Is20140402230204

Probate Is Not What You Think It Is

The average person, when asked, would not be able to give a very detailed explanation of what probate is. Most people, if they know anything about pro...
Lost Wills and Colorado Probate20130927031821

Lost Wills and Colorado Probate

Mistakes happen, people lose track of important documents, and every once in a while someone in Colorado will show up to an estate planning attorney’s...
How to Be the Worst Personal Representative Ever20120921131027

How to Be the Worst Personal Representative Ever

Method 1: Ignore the court. Executors, also called personal representatives, are appointed to manage an estate during the probate process. Even though...
Probate Property – 3 Main Types20120917120026

Probate Property – 3 Main Types

If you don’t create an estate plan which focuses on probate avoidance, much of your property will have to first go through the probate process b...
Do I Have to Pay for my Deceased Spouse’s Debts?20120707084835

Do I Have to Pay for my Deceased Spouse’s Debts?

When spouses die, the surviving spouse is left with a host of issues that must be dealt with, including the question of who pays for any debts left be...
Coleman Estate Battle Coming To An End20120529124741

Coleman Estate Battle Coming To An End

Ever since he came to stardom as a child actor in the television show “Diff’rent Strokes,” Gary Coleman’s life had not been without diffic...
“Painter of Light” Estate Already Embroiled in Legal Fight20120523063915

“Painter of Light” Estate Already Embroiled in Legal Fight

Having died in early April, the so-called “painter of light,” Thomas Kinkade, left behind a legacy as being one of the most well-known popular painter...
Contesting a Will – 3 Key Issues20120522072301

Contesting a Will – 3 Key Issues

Issue 1: Standing If you are wondering whether you can go to court today, find a probate case, and decide to challenge a Will, you are most likely out...
Brook Astor Estate Battle Ends In Settlement20120423114125

Brook Astor Estate Battle Ends In Settlement

The only son of late philanthropist Brook Astor had his inheritance cut in half under the terms of the settlement reached in the five-year legal battl...
Proposed Legislation Grants Executors Rights Over Facebook Accounts20120308075852

Proposed Legislation Grants Executors Rights Over Facebook Accounts

If you have a social media account, e-mail addresses or other digital assets, you may have occasionally wondered what would happen to these things in ...