Colorado Small Estate Affidavit | DR-2712

Colorado’s small estate laws allow successors to apply for heirship of real estate 10 days after a loved one passes away. These laws keep estates valued at $70,000 or less, including stocks and unpaid wages, out of probate court. This can help save the family and other successors time, court expenses, and emotional exasperation. These small estate protections are encoded in Colorado’s 15-12-1201 laws.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word (.doc).

Step 2 – Enter the following into the form:

  • Header – Enter Superior Court (See List)
  • Name of Decedent
  • Date of Birth
  • Case Number
  • Check the three (3) boxes depending on your situation
  • Date and Sign
  • Verification – On the last page you will be required to verify that everything you have stated is true and accurate

Step 3 – File the form with the proper clerk or courthouse.