Losing a loved one is a difficult time in life. There are numerous legal details to take care of, even as you deal with your grief. If no estate plan or will exists, it is even more challenging. At the probate firm of Paula M. Tomko, Attorney at Law, we understand how overwhelming everything can be after the loss of a loved one. We can help the executor or trustees with the burden of dealing with estate and probate matters. If probate is required, we can work toward a smooth, swift resolution to help you move on after your loss.
Caring Representation Through The Legal Process
If your loved one had no estate plan or will, their estate may have to go through Colorado's probate process. Probate is a court-supervised process that determines the transfer of property after a person's death. The management of an estate will be examined by the court to determine asset distribution. While some property can transfer automatically upon death to another party, it is paramount to have a legal advocate on your side. This process can be complex and take months to complete. Our compassionate and knowledgeable legal counsel can help assist with these and other immediate estate and probate needs:
- Managing the executor's or trustee's legal responsibilities
- Preparing and filing documents for the probate court
- Locating the will, trust and insurance policies
- Coordinating retirement accounts and Social Security needs
- Handling asset documentation, mortgage payments, credit card statements, debt information and medical bills
- Forwarding the mail of the deceased
Serving Wheat Ridge, Denver, Lakewood, Arvada, and Golden communities, we help individuals and families plan estates and work through the probate process. With over 35 years of legal experience, Paula Tomko is ready and willing to help you organize and resolve any probate issue.
Assisting With Dispute Resolution
Even with a documented estate plan, disputes may come up within families after a loved one dies. These can include contested wills, trust matters and asset distribution. We will work diligently to resolve arguments and differences among fiduciaries, heirs and family members, thus maintaining positive relationships.
Come In For An Initial Consultation
Estate and probate processes can be taxing. Our caring and compassionate probate attorney is ready and willing to help you with dedicated service that ensures the legal details are done right. Request a consultation by email or call the firm at 303-940-0306. We respond promptly to every request.