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What is the Colorado statute citation for a In Terrorem

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What is the Colorado statute citation for a In Terrorem Provision in a will? I know that in New Mexico is is NMSA 1978, Sec., 45-2-517, but I need the citation for Colorado.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ray replied 9 months ago.

Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question and respond.

Expert:  Ray replied 9 months ago.

Colorado and twenty-five states have no statute or case law on this issue.There is no statute here in Colorado that addresses this.

Expert:  Ray replied 9 months ago.

Here no-contest,” or in terrorem

(Latin for “in fear”), clause is a provision in a will or

trust that threatens to disinherit a beneficiary if they challenge a will

or trust in court. Such clauses discourage beneficiaries from litigating

after the death of a testator.