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  • Colorado Courts at a Glance

    Provides an overview of Colorado's state courts and the justice system in order to help you better understand how the courts function and what rights you have in the courts. Content Detail

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    State of Colorado Judicial Branch
  • Colorado Courts - Probate Forms

    Forms for probate issues such as estate, mental health, guardianships and conservatorships. Content Detail

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    State of Colorado Judicial Branch
  • Court Fees

    Filing fees and costs in Colorado state courts. Content Detail

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    State of Colorado Judicial Branch
  • Instructions for Executing Wills (form included) PDF

    Wills must be signed in front of two witnesses and a notary public. Read this document for more information and to get a form you will need in writing your will. (You must have Acrobat Reader on your computer to open this file. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the Acrobat icon to download.) Content Detail

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    Colorado Legal Services - Fort Collins
  • What to do when someone dies: Responsibilities of the Personal Representative and Trustee Under Probate

    Dealing with the loss of a loved one is difficult. The goal of this chapter in the CBA Senior Law Handbook is to provide you with some important information that may hopefully make the days and weeks after the passing a little easier. Content Detail

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    Colorado Bar Association - Senior Law Handbook
  • Estate Planning

    These chapters (15 16 & 19) of the Senior Law Handbook has information such as the following: distribution of assets, ownership of property, estate planning techniques, taxes, funeral issues and more. The Senior Law Handbook is a project of the Colorado Bar Association's Elder Law and the Trust and Estate Sections.) Content Detail

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    Colorado Bar Association - Senior Law Handbook
  • Statutory Power of Attorney form PDF

    This is a Statutory Power of Attorney form that evidences the creation of a relationship between two people who are designated as the "principal" and the "agent". The principal designates the agent in the document, and the agent is authorized to act on the principal's behalf for whatever business the power of attorney permits. Content Detail

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    The Legal Center
  • Wills on Wheels

    Provides low income adults with simple wills. There are some eligibility requirements, based on income and assets. Read More

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    Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association Program
  • Living Trust Offers

    Basic information about living trusts and suggestions for determining whether a living trust will work best in your situation. You need Adobe Reader to open this file. Go to adobe.com, click on "Get Adobe Reader" and follow the instructions. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
  • Medical Advance Directives

    Once you've clicked on the link go to page 303. This chapter of the Senior Law Handbook has information such as the following: Living Will, Medical Power of Attorney, C.P.R. Directives, Organ Donation, and more. (The Senior Law Handbook is a project of the Colorado Bar Association's Elder Law Forum Committee and the Community and Civil Affairs Committee of the Trust and Estate Section.) Content Detail

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    Colorado Bar Association - Senior Law Handbook
  • Office of Dispute Resolution

    If you have a legal dispute, the Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR) may be able to help. This link will take you to their homepage. The ODR exists to establish and make available dispute resolution programs and services within the Colorado Judicial Branch. Content Detail

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    Colorado Judicial Branch
  • Senior Citizen's Resources

    The following topics are covered on this site: Consumer Protection for Seniors Education, Jobs and Volunteerism for Seniors End-of-Life Issues Federal and State Agencies for Seniors Health for Seniors Housing for Seniors Laws and Regulations Concerning Seniors Money and Taxes for Seniors Retirement Content Detail

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    usa.gov
  • What is a Will?

    This website answers questions such as what is a will, why you need a will, and more. Click on the website for information. Content Detail

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    AARP Legal Issues
  • Public Access: Court Records Searches

    Records of the court available on the Internet. Content Detail

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    Colorado Judicial Branch
  • Representing Yourself in Court

    An introduction for people who are appearing in court without an attorney. Content Detail

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    Colorado Judicial Branch - Pro Se and Customer Service Committees