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Welcome to Colorado Estate Matters – Your Partner in Planning and Peace of Mind

At Colorado Estate Matters, we understand that estate planning, probate, trust administration, and legal matters can be intricate and emotionally charged. That’s why we’ve crafted a law firm that’s more than just a legal resource; we’re your local, tight-knit community of professionals dedicated to guiding you through life’s most important decisions.

Expertise that Matters

Our specialized focus on estate planning, probate, trust administration, and probate and trust litigation sets us apart. With years of combined experience, our team has honed its expertise to ensure that you receive the highest level of service and guidance. We’re passionate about staying current with the ever-evolving legal landscape to provide you with insights that empower your decisions.

The Personal Touch

At Colorado Estate Matters, we’re not just another law firm; we’re your neighbors, friends, and allies. We take pride in being the firm that knows your name, understands your unique needs, and is always ready to lend a helping hand. While we bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, we remain responsive and approachable, ensuring you’re heard and valued at every step.

No Judgment Zone

When you step into our offices, leave judgment at the door. We’re all about you being you. You won’t find imposing marble halls or stiff, impersonal staff here. Instead, you’ll experience a warm and inviting environment where you can be yourself. Our down-to-earth approach ensures that you’re met with genuine friendliness while receiving the professional advice you deserve.

Your Comfort, Your Way

Gone are the days of traditional suits and formalities. While we take our work seriously, we believe in making you feel comfortable. Whether it’s a cappuccino to start your day, a latte for that afternoon pick-me-up, or even a whiskey for those contemplative moments, our doors are open for candid conversations. We’re not just here to discuss cases; we’re here to build relationships that extend beyond the legal realm.

“You addressed the special needs of my end of life concerns with understanding and knowledge of community resources which have been included in my living will. The entire process was efficiently concluded which reflects well on your legal services and gives me confidence that my wishes will be carried out.” -JOHN R.
"After the passing of our parents, it is likely my experience with siblings ranks near the bottom in terms of their willingness to sacrifice family relations for money. Throughout a four year process of litigation, including a number of lawsuits filed by siblings, Justin’s advice was always directed towards minimizing costs and seeking ways to resolve the conflicts. I am sure his guidance resulted in the best possible outcome for me. Thanks Justin" -R. LOESBY.
"Everyone in this office was super knowledgable and made us feel comfortable every step of the way. I highly recommend Justin and Denise.” YVONNE MILLER.
"Justin Blow and staff are professional very knowledgeable and easily accessible. They made our planning task quick and much easier than we’d anticipated." MARIA ROMERO.
“Wonderful and helpful staff. Very happy with the service. Will highly recommend Justin Blow and staff. Victor and Barbara DeLauro” BARBARA DELAURO.
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At Colorado Estate Matters, we’re not just here for the legal aspects. We’re here to provide you with peace of mind, clarity, and the assurance that you’re making the best choices for yourself and your loved ones. We’re not just your legal partners; we’re your confidants and advocates, committed to ensuring your future is well taken care of.

When you’re ready to navigate the intricacies of estate planning, probate, trust administration, or legal disputes, choose a firm that embodies professionalism without sacrificing approachability. Choose Colorado Estate Matters – where expertise meets empathy, and your well-being is our priority. Schedule a visit, enjoy a cup of your favorite beverage, and let’s discuss how we can support you on your journey.

Call (303) 713-9147 or fill out the contact form on this website to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

From our offices in Denver, we serve clients throughout the southwest and southeast Metro Area, including (but not limited to) people in Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Castle Rock, Parker, Aurora, Greenwood Village, Englewood, Centennial, Wheat Ridge, Golden and Arvada.

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Common Probate Questions

What is probate in Colorado?
Probate in Colorado is the legal process by which a deceased person’s assets are distributed and their debts are paid under court supervision.
When is probate necessary in Colorado?
Probate is typically required when a person dies with assets solely in their name, and those assets exceed a certain value, or there’s any real estate. The threshold amount changes over time, so checking the current limits is essential.
How do I start the probate process in Colorado?
To initiate probate in Colorado, you need to determine if formal probate is required, and then file an Application or a Petition (as well as the necessary ancillary documents) with the appropriate court, depending on the circumstances.
What assets are subject to probate in Colorado?
Generally, assets that are solely owned by the deceased, such as real estate, bank accounts, and personal property, are subject to probate. Jointly owned assets with rights of survivorship, assets held in a trust, and assets with designated beneficiaries typically bypass probate.
How long does the probate process take in Colorado?
The duration of probate in Colorado can vary depending on the complexity of the estate and any disputes that may arise. Often it takes a year or more to complete.
What are the costs associated with probate in Colorado?
Probate costs in Colorado can include court fees, attorney fees, personal representative fees, and other administrative expenses. These costs can vary based on the size and complexity of the estate.
Can I avoid probate in Colorado?
Yes, there are strategies to avoid probate in Colorado, such as creating a revocable living trust, using beneficiary designations on assets like life insurance policies and retirement accounts, and jointly owning property with rights of survivorship.
What are the rights and responsibilities of a personal representative in Colorado?
The personal representative (executor or administrator) is responsible for managing the estate, paying certain debts and taxes, and distributing assets to beneficiaries in accordance with the law and the deceased person’s will (if one exists).
How are disputes handled in Colorado probate cases?
Disputes in Colorado probate cases can be resolved through mediation, negotiation, or litigation in court if necessary. Common disputes may involve the validity of the will, claims by creditors, or disagreements among beneficiaries.
Is estate tax a concern in Colorado probate?

Colorado does not have a state-level estate tax, but federal estate tax may apply to larger estates. It’s important to consider federal tax implications when dealing with an estate.

Is estate tax a concern in Colorado probate?

Colorado does not have a state-level estate tax, but federal estate tax may apply to larger estates. It’s important to consider federal tax implications when dealing with an estate.
 It’s essential to consult with an attorney or legal professional experienced in Colorado probate law to get accurate and up-to-date information and guidance on your probate matter.

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