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  • WORD versions will be permanently removed.


General Probate Information


Glossary Abbreviations

Probate Glossary

COLA (Cost-of-Living Adjustment)

  • In reference to JDF 999 - Collection of Personal Property by Affidavit (§15-12-1201).
  • Link goes to Colorado Dept. of Revenue (click 4th tab on left of COLA).


Colorado Bar Association Brochures

  • Estate Planning
  • Financial powers of Attorney
  • Living Trusts
  • Probate in Colorado
  • So now you are a Conservator
  • So now you are a Guardian
  • So now you are a Personal Representative
  • So now you are a trustee
  • What to do when someone dies
  • Wills in Colorado


Testate Procedures Video - Informal and Formal

  • Coming soon.


Probate Video: You as a Conservator

  • Coming soon, printable video script available now.

Printable Video Script in English

Guión del video en espanõl para imprimir (printable video script in Spanish)

Registrar Contact List

Public/Deputy Public Administrator Information: 
Public Administrator's Guide for Reporting Escheats
Guidelines for the Operations of the Offices of Public Administrators of the State of Colorado
Public/Deputy Public Administrator’s Annual Report (Case Caption)
Public/Deputy Public Administrator’s Annual Report (Spreadsheet)
Public Deputy Public Administrator’s Annual Report (Proposed Order)


Legal Advisory

  • These standard instructions are for informational purposes only.
  • They do not constitute legal advice about your case.
  • If you choose to represent yourself, you are bound by the same rules and procedures as an attorney. 


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