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Chayet & Danzo, LLC

Probate Lawyer | Denver, CO

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303-617-8753

Planning For Your Property, Your Loved Ones and Yourself.

Everyone knows that things generally go better with planning. Planning for your elder years or having an estate plan drafted is a psychologically difficult task for many people undertake. It is important, not only to take care of this planning, but also to retain experienced legal counsel known for dedication to the welfare of their clients. Security comes with planning for …

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Law Office of Karen Lamprey

Probate Lawyer | Serving Denver, CO

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Denver Probate Information

Understanding Probate

When an individual dies leaving a will, the legal process that takes place is called probate. Probate refers to how an estate is administered and processed through the legal system.

Probate Lawyers

The probate process can be confusing and overwhelming considering the circumstances. A Denver probate lawyer will help with the management of the decedent's estate, any trusts he or she may have as well as any guardianships or conservatorships in question.

Probate cases often become very detailed and a probate lawyer will help ensure the rights of the deceased are fully protected. Attorneys also have the sensitivity to family dynamics and are knowledgeable in common problems with probate cases.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

In general, how much an attorney costs will often depend on these four factors: billing method and pricing structure, type of legal work performed, law firm prestige, and attorney experience. Depending on the legal issue you are facing, an attorney may bill you by the hour, settle on a flat fee, or enter into a contingency fee agreement. The type of legal work you need help with will also play a role in cost incurred.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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Court Locations in Denver, CO

Denver City & County Building - Civil Matters

1437 Bannock St.,Denver,CO80202
Phone: (720) 865-8301

Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse - Criminal Matters

520 West Colfax Ave.,Denver,CO80204
Phone: (720) 865-8301

Denver County Court

1437 Bannock St.,Denver,CO80202
Phone: (720) 865-7800