Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu
Issue Briefs

Colorado Probate Law (2016)

Courts & Judicial
Financial Services & Commerce

Probate is a general term referring to a court procedure by which a person's estate is transferred to others. In current usage, "probate" has been expanded to generally include all matters pertaining to administration of estates, including trust administration, guardianships, and conservatorships. This issue brief provides an overview of probate terminology and probate courts, and discusses probate procedures used in different situations.

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details