Colorado Probate Blog - Wade Ash Woods Hill & Farley, P.C.

Gregory B. Washington, was born in Los Angeles, California in 1950. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Comparative Government (B.A., 1972, Phi Beta Kappa) and the University of Washington (J.D., 1977). He has also taken several courses from the Masters of Law in Taxation program at the University of Denver. Mr. Washington is adm...itted to practice in all Colorado State Courts, U.S. District Courts for Colorado and the Central District of California, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is an experienced litigator, counselor at law and appellate attorney who has successfully practiced all of these aspects of law for over twenty-five years. Reported appellate cases include In the Matter of the Estate of Schlagel, 89 P.3d 419 (Colo.App.2003), cert. denied 2004 WL 1045395; Swisher v. Phillips, 8797 P.2d 914 (Colo.App.1995); and Berger v. Security Pacific Information Systems, 795 P.2d 1389 (Colo.App.1990). Mr. Washington is a member of the Trust & Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association and has an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell. More

Swedish Death Cleaning

A common problem which many families encounter following the death of a parent or other relative is how to deal with the decedent’s personal property. In the absence of a legally effective personal property memorandum, will, or other governing document signed by the decedent specifying who gets what, the disposition of the personal property sometimes leads to bitter, protracted, and often times expensive controversies between the surviving spouse, children of the first or subsequent marriages, or other family members.

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Tortious Interference with Inheritance

The Restatement (Second) of Torts §774B (1979) states with regard to tortious (i.e., wrongful) interference with inheritance:

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