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

Probable Cause to Challenge Wills

In the November 2019 Wade Ash Newsletter, Herbert E. Tucker submitted an article regarding the pros and cons of pre-death will contests. In that article, he pointed out only a handful of states will entertain a pre-death will contest. A majority of states, however, will not entertain a motion for determination of the validity of a will during the testator’s lifetime because a will is deemed ambulatory and, therefore, only takes effect upon the testator’s death. Simply stated, most Courts will not render advisory opinions where there is no actual controversy before the Court.

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Elder Abuse Awareness Month

June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month.  You can help to ensure the health and safety of our elder population...

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Timeline for Preparing and Updating Wills and Trusts

The law allows a person to sign binding contracts including Wills at age 18, the age when young adults should begin to plan to avoid financial and medical complications in the event of debilitating illness, injury or death.  Wills, Medical and Financial Powers of Attorney, and Advanced Directives are the basic documents that every person should have in place.

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Electronic Wills

In July 2016, the Wade Ash Newsletter discussed liberalized rules for the creation of wills. At the end of the article, the author predicted that with new technology electronic wills and digital storage of estate planning documents may become a hot topic in many states. To date, Nevada is the only state that has adopted legislation permitting probate of electronic wills. Recently, however, Florida has introduced a bill allowing probate of electronic wills. It is anticipated that at least three other states will introduce similar legislation in 2017.

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