Estate Litigation Attorney

We know probate, but unlike many probate attorneys, we also litigate. Brian Stutheit is an experienced Colorado probate lawyer and calm, confident trial lawyer.

Colorado Guardianships and Conservatorships; Trust and Estate Litigation; Breach of Fiduciary Duty; Will Contests; Creditor Claims Against Estates; Misuse or Abuse Of Power Of Attorney; Spouse Inheritance Rights

Experienced and effective probate lawyer for will contests, probate lawsuits and trust litigation. Stutheit & Gartland, P.C. is ready to protect your inheritance.

Contact us at 303-321-3017.

Guardianships and Conservatorships

  • In a guardianship , the court appoints someone to manage the day-to-day living issues of the protected person after finding the person in not capable of managing for herself.
  • In a conservatorship , the court appoints someone to manage the financial affairs of the protected person.

We handle every step in order to establish the Colorado guardianship or conservatorship. We draft and file the petition in the Probate Court, prepare and present witnesses, and are with you at every hearing. These matters sometimes become tense. We have been through it before and know how to help.

Wills, Powers of Attorney, Real Estate Beneficiary Deeds and Trusts

We draft wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. We help you provide in advance for medical decisions if you become incapacitated.

Typical Estate Plannning Prices

  • Advance Health Care Directive or Living Will: $200
  • Beneficiary Deed: $250 plus recording fee
  • Postnuptial Agreement: $600-$750. Important for second marriages with children from prior marriage.
  • Power of Attorney for finances and health care decisions: $250 individual, $400 couple
  • Simple Will (including will with guardianship and trust provisions for children): $450 individual; $600 couple
  • Package including Powers of Attorney, Simple Will: $700 individual, $925 couple.

Home visits are available

TIP: Under the “reformation rule” in the Colorado Probate Code, a court may reform or rewrite the terms of a will, trust, or even a life insurance policy, if it can be proven by clear and convincing evidence that the document does not accurately reflect the author’s intent.

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