Probate is the legal process by which a person’s debts are paid and assets distributed upon his or her death. Estate administration includes the probate process as well as non-probate transfers of the deceased’s assets.
In addition to our estate planning services, Kurtz and Peckham, PC provides compassionate personal support and counsel in the settlement and administration of estates.
Q. How do I transfer ownership of Colorado real estate, if the owner lived and died outside of the state of Colorado?
A. You will need to decide if you need to open a Probate Estate in Colorado or proceed through an Ancillary Administration.
Q. How do I decide whether I need a Probate Estate or proceed through an Ancillary Administration?
A. Ancillary Administration – If the deceased property owner lived and died in a different state from Colorado and a Probate Estate has been opened in that state, you will proceed through an Ancillary Administration to transfer ownership of the Colorado real estate.
Probate Estate in Colorado – If the deceased property owner lived and died in a different state from Colorado and a Probate Estate has not been opened in that state, you will need to open a Probate Estate in Colorado to transfer ownership of the Colorado real estate.
If you would like more information regarding transferring real estate title in Colorado, contact our office at (303) 893-3045 or email our office at for a complimentary one half hour initial consultation with an experienced attorney.