Denver Probate Lawyers

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Our Probate Lawyers Skillfully Represent Clients in Probate Disputes, Litigation, Administration and other Probate Issues.

When a person dies, the legal process known as ‘probate’ usually takes place. Assets that generally do not go through probate can include: jointly owned assets that transfer to the surviving owner, assets that have a designated beneficiary and assets in a trust.

 

When a deceased person has already arranged and taken steps for the distribution of assets, probate may not be necessary. Our experienced Denver wills attorney can handle succession issues and help you navigate the court processes and distribution of your property.

 

If the deceased person has a will, that person will have named an executor who will file papers in the probate court.  An executor oversees the disposition of property and possessions of the deceased. The executor proves the validity of the will and gives the court a list of all the deceased person’s property (inventory). The executor also has to present a list of debts owed by the deceased and a list of the people who will inherit. After these papers are filed, relatives and creditors are then officially notified. The executor may also file a final income tax return, pay the debts and distribute the property according to the will.

 

If the deceased person does not have a will, the deceased dies “intestate”. The judge will appoint a person who will file papers in the local probate court. Each state has a different set of laws known as “intestate succession laws”. These laws will determine who should get the property of the deceased. Typically, the deceased person’s closest relatives will inherit. In Colorado, if you are married and die without a will, what your spouse gets depends on whether you have living parents or descendants.

 

A probate judge has the statutory authority to determine, per the state’s laws how the deceased assets are distributed. Professional fees can be assessed and will be compensated from the estate to pay to the executor, attorneys, accountants and anyone who is engaged to assist with the estate settlement.

The thought of losing a loved one is difficult, but our Denver probate attorneys will guide you through the legal process of transferring assets per your wishes and to avoid mistakes that could lead to extra expenses and long delays.

 

Our goal is to assist clients in resolving any differences that may arise without having to litigate (go to court). There are issues that could arise including contesting a will and estate tax matters.  Our attorneys realize wills and trusts can be highly emotional for the family. Our extensive experience is respectful and we are skilled with achieving a positive resolution of disputes.

Disputing or proving the validity of a will,

to protect your right to assets, can be a stressful experience.

Gantenbein Law Firm's probate lawyers are here to help.

We are committed to providing our clients the best solutions for their case.

Gantenbein Law Firm's  Denver Probate Attorneys Are Experienced and Knowledgeable. We Are Dedicated To Providing The Best Results For Our Clients.

Or, for your ease and convenience, you can schedule your consultation online.

 

Talk to our attorneys and discover the best options for your case.

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 FOR A CONSULTATION

​303-618-2122

 

City Park

1760 Gaylord Street

Denver, CO 80206

 

 

EMAIL:

theglawfirm@gmail.com

Probate Can Be A Difficult and Emotional Experience. We Can Help.

We are able to assist clients navigate the Probate Courts quickly and efficiently, whether a loved one passes away with (testate) or without (intestate) a will. Our attorneys can draft and file legal papers, publish petitions, file bonds, serve notices and perform other duties petitioners must follow at each step in the probate process.

Our goal is to assist clients in resolving any differences that may arise without having to litigate (go to court). There are issues that could arise including contesting a will and estate tax matters.  Our attorneys realize wills and trusts can be highly emotional for the family. Our extensive experience is respectful and we are skilled with achieving a positive resolution of disputes.

The thought of losing a loved one is difficult, but Gantenbein Law will guide you through the legal process of transferring assets per your wishes and to avoid mistakes that could lead to extra expenses and long delays.

 

Our Denver probate law attorneys have the expertise to ensure your estate is in order, your assets are protected and your wishes are met. 

Our Denver Lawyers Can Assist in All Areas of Probate Law.

Our attorneys have the knowledge and expertise, along with the resources for dispute resolution.  We strive to settle disputes before they become full-blown lawsuits.

 

If the parties aren’t able to resolve, our attorneys are prepared to vigorously represent our client’s interests with competence and experience.

Our practice includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Last Will and Testament

  • Contesting A Will

  • Enforcing A Will

  • Intestate and Testate Proceedings

  • Disputed Accounting

  • Value of the Estate

  • Estate Litigation

  • Estate Tax Issues, including Federal and Colorado Returns

  • Kinship Hearings

  • Heirship Issues, including Heirship Disputes and Proceedings

  • Claims Against the Estate

  • Recovery of Assets, Transfer & Title of Assets

  • Discovery Proceedings

  • Efficient transfer and distribution of generational wealth

Our Skillful Attorneys Are Committed To Achieving Optimal Results For Your Probate case, As Quickly and Effectively As Possible.

Probating any estate can be a difficult and complex process. We have experienced and qualified probate attorneys to handle your probate matters and to protect clients to the fullest extent possible against unnecessary federal and state taxes.

If you would like to discuss the options for your probate case, contact our Denver attorneys at 303-618-2122. You may also schedule a consultation via our website, or send us a secured message regarding your probate case. We offer probate law services in Denver, and throughout all of Colorado.

Gantenbein Law Firm can also assist with any Tax issues, including estate taxes, wills, trusts, real estate, Foreclosure or Business Law issues as they may relate to your probate issue.

Probate can be contentious, confusing, and complex and oftentimes leads to litigation.

 

Basically, probate is a legal process that is initiated when a person dies that transfers a deceased person’s assets. In this judicial procedure, it has to be proven to the court that the deceased person’s will is valid. The deceased person’s property has to be identified, inventoried and appraised. The debts including all taxes have to be paid before the property is distributed per the instructions of the will. If there is no executor appointed in the will to oversee the process, a judge will appoint one. 

 

Even though the process may be confusing, the law is very exact. Typically a qualified attorney will be involved to file papers, officially notify relatives and creditors and make court appearances. Your attorney will also secure and manage the assets during the probate process.

 

Gantenbein Law Firm has the experience and skilled proficiency to handle complex probate cases and probate litigation. During the probate process, there can be many questions that arise throughout the course of the estate and trust administration. Are the assets being distributed correctly? Is the trust being administered accurately? Your interests will require optimum legal analysis and exceptional legal representation during this process. Our firm works to ensure your interests are represented with a favorable resolution. 

 

There are times when the validity of a trust is questioned, or there may be a reason to suspect a trustee has committed a breach. More than one will may be presented to the courts.  We will explain your options and work tenaciously on your behalf as your legal advocate. 

 

Wills can sometimes be contentious, they may be contested or someone may challenge the distribution of the assets. However great the dispute may be, Gantenbein Law Firm has extensive probate experience. Our clients are assured they are in excellent hands. We understand how stressful probate disputes can be and we are here to help you through all the obstacles you may have to face.

 

We handle special petitions to take action to protect the estate’s assets, defend claims against an estate and we can allow for early distribution of assets to a beneficiary due to financial difficulties.

 

Everyone deserves to have their assets and legacy preserved and protected according to their wishes. This is the core of elder law. Our law firm provides compassionate and unprecedented, expert legal representation in probate and elder care. 

What Is Probate? When Do You Need A Denver Probate Lawyer?

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Gantenbein Law Firm's probate lawyers serve those with probate issues in Arvada, Aurora, Bailey, Bow Mar, Boulder, Brighton, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Centennial, Chatfield, Cherry Hills, Columbine, Commerce City, Conifer, Denver, Edgewater, Elizabeth, Englewood, Evergreen, Federal Heights, Foxfield, Franktown, Genesee, Glendale, Golden, Greenwood Village, Henderson, Highlands Ranch, Idledale, Indian Hills, Ken Caryl Kittredge, Lafayette, Lakewood, Larkspur, Littleton, Lochbuie, Lone Tree, Louisville, Monument, Morrison, Northglenn, Parker, Pine, Roxborough, Sedalia, Sheridan, Southglenn, Thornton, Westminster, Wheat Ridge and throughout all of Colorado.

Gantenbein Law Firm's Denver Probate attorneys serve clients throughout the Denver metro area and all of Colorado. Contact our Denver Probate lawyers at  303-618-2122.

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