Compassionate Probate Services

We are dedicated to helping you with the legal and administrative tasks associated with the probate process, allowing you to focus on healing and honoring your loved one’s memory.


Losing a loved one is a very difficult experience. When a loved one passes away, their assets need to be transferred to their beneficiaries. In many cases, this process involves probate, the legal process through which the court oversees the payment of estate creditors and the distribution of assets. Probate can be a complex and time-consuming process, taking months or even years to complete. At Premier Legacy Law, we offer compassionate probate services to help you navigate the complexities of the Colorado probate process.

If you are responsible for handling the probate of your loved one’s estate, it is essential to seek the guidance of an experienced probate attorney that can guide you through the process. At Premier Legacy Law, we have the knowledge and resources to handle your case with care and efficiency.

When Is Probate Necessary?

In Colorado, not all estates require probate. There are situations in which the assets can be passed to the beneficiaries without court involvement. Some examples include:

  • Joint Tenancy Property
  • Assets in Trust
  • Designated Beneficiaries
  • Small Estates

It is important to understand the specific circumstances of your loved one’s estate to determine if probate is necessary. Contact us to schedule a complimentary planning meeting to discuss how we can help you navigate the probate process. We offer in-person, phone, and virtual appointments as well as weekend appointments to fit your busy schedule. 

Our Support During Your Time of Loss

At Premier Legacy Law, we aim to provide you with compassionate support and guidance throughout the probate process. An experienced probate attorney will walk you through each step of the probate process, ensuring that you understand your rights and obligations. We are committed to streamlining the process, minimizing delays, and handling any complexities that may arise.

By working with our dedicated team, you can navigate the probate process with confidence and peace of mind, knowing that your loved one’s affairs are being handled with care and professionalism.

If you are responsible for handling the probate of your loved one’s estate, we are here to help. Contact Premier Legacy Law to schedule a complimentary planning meeting, where we can provide personalized guidance. Our compassionate team is dedicated to alleviating the legal and administrative burdens associated with the probate process, allowing you to focus on healing and honoring your loved one’s memory.

Probate and Trust Administration FAQs

What is probate, and why should I try to avoid it?

Probate is the legal process that validates a Will (if one exists) or if there is no Will, it applies the default Colorado laws to settle the decedent’s debts and distribute assets after death. This is often a lengthy and expensive process. Avoiding probate can save time, money, and maintain privacy for your estate.

Generally, the answer is no. However, in some circumstances probate may be avoided in the event the decedent left what is legally referred to as a “small estate” in Colorado. If you are handling someone’s estate, you should consult with an attorney to help determine if you can use the small estate process.

The duration of the probate process varies depending on factors such as the complexity of the estate, assets involved, and court caseload. The minimum amount of time for probate in Colorado is 6 months and a typical probate matter can last between 6 to 12 months.

No, not all assets go through probate. Certain assets that have designated beneficiaries or joint owners can pass automatically upon the owner’s death. These assets include life insurance policies, retirement accounts, bank accounts with payable-on-death designations, and assets held in trusts.

A Personal Representative, formerly known as an Executor or Administrator, is an individual or entity appointed to manage the estate of a deceased person. Their primary responsibilities are to carry out the instructions outlined in the deceased’s will or, in the absence of a will, settle the estate’s debts, and to distribute the remainder of the estate assets to beneficiaries.

A Trustee is an individual or entity appointed to manage a trust on behalf of the beneficiaries. The Trustee is responsible for managing the trust assets as well as ensuring they are invested and maintained appropriately. Ultimately, the trustee must follow the terms of the trust, settle debts, and distribute property to beneficiaries in accordance with the terms of the trust document.

Trust administration is the process of managing and distributing assets held in a trust after the trust creator’s death or incapacity. It involves tasks such as asset valuation, beneficiary notifications, and ensuring the terms of the trust are followed.

Experienced Probate Attorney in Denver

At Premier Legacy Law, our probate attorney in Denver is committed to providing reliable legal services in probate administration. With years of experience and a vast understanding of Colorado probate law, we assist clients in navigating the complexities of estate administration with efficiency and compassion.

Comprehensive Probate and Estate Administration Services

Our law firm offers a range of legal services related to probate and estate administration. If you are a personal representative tasked with administering an estate, our probate team in Denver is here to provide dedicated support and personalized guidance.

Trust Premier Legacy Law for Your Probate Needs

When it comes to probate administration in Denver, trust the experienced team at Premier Legacy Law to provide skilled legal representation and compassionate support. Contact our law firm today to schedule a complimentary consultation and learn more about how we can assist you with your probate needs.