What is an Ancillary Estate?

Understanding Ancillary Estates

An ancillary estate is opened when a second state recognizes a probate case from a first state and grants the personal representative authority to act in the second state without opening an entire probate case. 

Denver LawyerNot all states offer this option, but Colorado does. For example, let’s say a decedent lived in Oklahoma but also owned real property in Colorado.

If an estate was opened in Oklahoma, the personal representative could file documents in Colorado demonstrating their appointment in Oklahoma and requesting an ancillary estate be opened in Colorado. 

Upon review and approval, the Colorado court would issue a Certificate of Ancillary Filing, which the personal representative could use to sell or transfer the real property in Colorado. The process of an ancillary filing is much less time-consuming than filing a new probate case.

Don’t let the complexities of managing an ancillary estate overwhelm you. Engage the services of a knowledgeable Colorado Probate Lawyer from the distinguished Denver Probate Law Firm, Baker Law Group.

Our dedicated team has the experience and understanding to guide you through every intricate detail of probate laws, ensuring a smooth, seamless process. Act now and contact Baker Law Group, where expert legal assistance is just a call away.

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