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My husband died December...

My husband died December 12 of last year 2017 in woodland park, co. I am totally lost and do not know who to trust or what to do. We own a home together.. do i need to get a probate attorney or a company that can handle all this?

Lawyer's Assistant: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Colorado

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Filed or reported where?

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What needs to be filed or reported?

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Lawyer: Ray, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Yes you need a local probate lawyer to make application for probate and be appointed the personal representative.You are then able to transfer property, gather assets, pay his debts, etc.This process takes about 6 months.

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If you have a will they will probate it, if not they will open intestate(means no will) probate.

I appreciate the chance to help you today.Thanks again.

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I wanted to thank you again and thanks for rating 5 stars at top of page .Your business is much appreciated.

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