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

Making the Law Keep Up

Intestacy laws determine how a person’s assets pass if there is no will. What should intestacy law provide with regard to same sex marriage and with respect to parentage involving genetic materials. Under the Uniform Parentage Act a person may have three parents (and correspondingly more grandparents).

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Electronic Wills-Dispensing With Pen and Paper (Part I)

Will Requirements

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Funky Holographic Wills

Since the beginning of recorded history, people have created plans for testamentary disposition of their property. The drafting and execution of wills were codified and formalized in the Statutes of Wills of 1540, the Statutes of Frauds (1677) and the Wills Act of 1837. The formalities demanded by those laws are still observed in the current law of wills. Nonetheless, cognizant of the fact that some wills are made in haste and in the testator’s own handwriting, the law of wills historically has included provisions for validation of handwritten (holographic) wills.

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Our Furry Friends

In perusing the bulletin board in our office lunchroom I notice that we have posted ten photographs of our loved ones. Seven are pictures of pets and three are pictures of children.

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