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Colorado Supreme Court revises probate forms

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Colorado Supreme Court has adopted amended versions of a number of probate forms. These revisions took effect on June 7, 2019. 

This information as well as the marked and clean copies of these revised forms may be found on the Colorado Judicial Branch’s website at: https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/Supreme_Court/Rule_Changes/2019/Rule%20Change%202019%20(11).pdf

Revisions include but are not limited to:

  • Minor changes to the verification section for consistency;
  • Addition of a signature line for co-parties (i.e., co-guardian, co-conservator, etc.) to the verification section on applications, petitions, and annual reports, as well as addition of an attorney signature line to certain forms;
  • Addition of a verification and acknowledgment section to four of the forms;
  • Minor changes to address consistency of verbiage, correct typographical errors, add page numbers to the footer, and clean up spacing issues; and
  • Substantive changes to some forms to enhance usability of the form or to comply with statutory revisions.

The Court also adopted three new probate forms:

  • JDF 872SC – Petition for Approval of Settlement of Claims Pursuant to C.R.P.P. 62
  • JDF 873SC – Order Approving Settlement of Claims Pursuant to C.R.P.P. 62
  • JDF 918SC – Judgment and Decree Determining Heirs or Devisees or Both, and of Interests in Property

Forms that were revised under rule change 2019(11) are:

Forms 703, 705, 711, 712, 716, 718, 721, 722, 726, 727, 731, 732, 735, 740, 783, 787, 788, 800, 805, 806, 807, 810, 812, 821, 822, 824, 827, 834, 835, 841, 844, 850, 852, 853, 855, 857, 861, 865, 866, 867, 868, 872, 873, 876, 879, 882, 885, 888, 898, 902, 903, 910, 911, 916, 918, 920, 922, 924, 925, 926, 929, 940, 941, 942, 943, 944, 945, 946, 948, 949, 950, 951, 960, 963, 965, 966, 967, 970, 990, 999

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