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Colorado Will Form

    With a free Colorado will template, you can transfer your assets and property legally among your beneficiaries in the state of Colorado. The template allows you to indicate an individual's right to claim the property according to Colorado law. Not only does it outline individual rights, but it also specifies when your assets should be shared.

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All residents of Colorado are allowed by law to state in writing how they want their real estate properties, cash on hand, fiduciary, lands and digital assets to be shared among a group of people when they die. This group of people who benefit from the shared assets are known as designated beneficiaries.

It is different from a living will that informs one’s health care providers about his or her medical preferences. If you want to know more about last will and testament Colorado, the requirements of drafting one among other things, read on.

What Is a Colorado Last Will And Testament?

A Colorado last will and testament is any codicil or testamentary instrument used to appoint an individual who is to execute the wishes of the testator, nominate a guardian, revoke or revise a will, as well as exclusively hand over or limit the rights of an individual to claim the property of the distributed by intestate succession in accordance with the Colorado laws.

It also dictates the particular time these assets should be shared. When minors are the designated beneficiaries, the testator might state that the assets are not shared amongst them till they reach a certain age or a particular milestone is reached.

The individual who sees to it that the wishes of the testator are followed is known as the executor. The testator may name an alternate executor to take over should the primary executor be unavailable or unwilling to serve.

All laws pertaining to Colorado will requirements are stated in Title 15 of the Colorado Revised Statutes.

Allocate the distribution of your assets with free Colorado will form template

Our Colorado will form will assist you in stating how you want your property or assets handled after your death. Download our free and customizable Colorado last will and testament template designed according to state laws.

What's Included in a Colorado Last Will and Testament?

A Colorado will form should contain the following details:

  • Name and contact information of the testator
  • Beneficiaries and information such as their names, physical addresses, social security number and relationship to testator
  • Signatures of testator and witnesses
  • Name of guardian
  • Name and contact information of executor
  • Name of appointed trustee and relationship with testator

Benefits and Limitations of a Colorado Last Will and Testament

The benefits of these Colorado legal forms include:

  • Can be used to create and name trusts for children or pets (pet trust). A pet trust should state that the cover provided for the pet will only be available for 21 years.
  • It can be used to allocate and distribute assets amongst one’s beneficiaries
  • Without one, a person’s assets are left at the mercy of the state
  • Can be used to appoint a legal guardian over one’s minor children.

Wills have proven to present testators with a long line of benefits, but they do come with some limitations in Colorado.

A Colorado will form cannot be used to leave:

  • Money in a payable-on-death bank account
  • Money in retirement plan that already has some beneficiaries outlined in its forms
  • Property penned down in the living trust
  • Life insurance proceeds with beneficiaries
  • Stocks or bonds with a transfer-on-death (TOD) form
  • Avoid probate

It also cannot be used to:

  • Reduce estate tax
  • Make funeral arrangements
  • Allocate money for illegal purposes
  • Leave money to pets
  • A property that does not entirely belong to a testator but is co-owned by someone else who only transfers the property automatically to the surviving owner should they die.
Allocate the distribution of your assets with free Colorado will form template

Our Colorado form will assist you in stating how you want your property or assets handled after your death. Download our free and customizable Colorado last will and testament template designed according to state laws.

How to Write a Last Will and Testament in Colorado?

Whether an online will Colorado is used or the form is obtained from a local court office, the following Colorado will requirements must be met for it to be valid:

  • It should be prepared by an adult who is at least 18 years old and of a sound mind at the time of writing the will
  • The document must include the signature of the testator or anyone signing on behalf of and according to the directives of the testator
  • Must be signed by at least two witnesses with these witnesses certifying that they witnessed the signing by the testator.
  • It must be in writing.

Talking about writing, here’s how to write a Colorado last will and testament:

  • The testator must state their name, city and county of residence, as well as revise the “Expenses and Taxes” section.
  • They must appoint an executor with the form and include the full name and contact information.
  • Highlight all the beneficiaries and provide the needed information about them
  • It should then be signed by witnesses, who must also include their addresses

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Colorado Last Will and Testamentof


Pursuant to Title 15 (Probate, Trusts, and Fiduciaries)

I, ________________________, resident in the City of ____________________, County of ____________________, State of Colorado being of sound mind, not acting under duress or undue influence, and fully understanding the nature and extent of all my property and of this disposition thereof, do hereby make, publish, and declare this document to be my Last Will and Testament, and hereby revoke any and all other wills and codicils heretofore made by me.

  1.                  EXPENSES & TAXES

I direct that all my debts, and expenses of my last illness, funeral, and burial, be paid as soon after my death as may be reasonably convenient, and I hereby authorize my Personal Representative, hereinafter appointed, to settle and discharge, in his or her absolute discretion, any claims made against my estate.

I further direct that my Personal Representative shall pay out of my estate any and all estate and inheritance taxes payable by reason of my death in respect of all items included in the computation of such taxes, whether passing under this Will or otherwise. Said taxes shall be paid by my Personal Representative as if such taxes were my debts without recovery of any part of such tax payments from anyone who receives any item included in such computation.


I nominate and appoint ________________________, of ___________________________, County of ________________________, State of ______________________________ as Personal Representative of my estate and I request that (he/she) be appointed temporary Personal Representative if (he/she) applies. If my Personal Representative fails or ceases to so serve, then I nominate _____________________________of __________________________, County of ____________________________, State of ______________________ to serve.


I devise and bequeath my property, both real and personal and wherever situated, as follows:

1st Beneficiary

_______________________ [full name], currently of _______________________ [address], as my _______________________ [relation] whose last four (4) digits of their Social Security Number (SSN) are xxx-xx-_____ with the following property:


2nd Beneficiary

_______________________ [full name], currently of _______________________ [address], as my _______________________ [relation] whose last four (4) digits of their Social Security Number (SSN) are xxx-xx-_____ with the following property:


3rd Beneficiary

_______________________ [full name], currently of _______________________ [address], as my _______________________ [relation] whose last four (4) digits of their Social Security Number (SSN) are xxx-xx-_____ with the following property:


If any of my beneficiaries have pre-deceased me, then any property that they would have received if they had not pre-deceased me shall be distributed in equal shares to the remaining beneficiaries.

If any of my property cannot be readily sold and distributed, then it may be donated to any charitable organization or organizations of my Personal Representative’s choice.  If any property cannot be readily sold or donated, my Personal Representative may, without liability, dispose of such property as my Personal Representative may deem appropriate. I authorize my Personal Representative to pay as an administration expense of my estate the expense of selling, advertising for sale, packing, shipping, insuring and delivering such property.

  1.                  OMISSION

Except to the extent that I have included them in this Will, I have intentionally, and not as a result of any mistake or inadvertence, omitted in this Will to provide for any family members and/or issue of mine, if any, however defined by law, presently living or hereafter born or adopted.

  1.               BOND

No bond shall be required of any fiduciary serving hereunder, whether or not specifically named in this Will, or if a bond is required by law, then no surety will be required on such bond.


My Personal Representative, shall have and may exercise the following discretionary powers in addition to any common law or statutory powers without the necessity of court license or approval:

A. To retain for whatever period my Personal Representative deems advisable any property, including property owned by me at my death, and to invest and reinvest in any property, both real and personal, regardless of whether any particular investment would be proper for a Personal Representative and regardless of the extent of diversification of the assets held hereunder.

B. To sell and to grant options to purchase all or any part of my estate, both real and personal, at any time, at public or private sale, for consideration, whether or not the highest possible consideration, and upon terms, including credit, as my Personal Representative deems advisable, and to execute, acknowledge, and deliver deeds or other instruments in connection therewith.

C. To lease any real estate for terms and conditions as my Personal Representative deems advisable, including the granting of options to renew, options to extend the term or terms, and options to purchase.

D. To pay, compromise, settle or otherwise adjust any claims, including taxes, asserted in favor of or against me, my estate or my Personal Representative.

E. To make any separation into shares in whole or in part in kind and at values determined by my Personal Representative, with or without regard to tax basis, and to allocate different kinds and disproportionate amounts of property and undivided interests in property among the shares.

F. To make such elections under the tax laws as my Personal Representative shall deem appropriate, including elections with respect to qualified terminable interest property, exemptions and the use of deductions as income tax or estate tax deductions, and to determine whether to make any adjustments between income and principal on account of any election so made.

G. To make any elections permitted under any pension, profit sharing, employee stock ownership or other benefit plan.

H. To employ others in connection with the administration of my estate, including legal counsel, investment advisors, brokers, accountants and agents and to pay reasonable compensation in addition to my Personal Representative’s compensation.

I. To vote any shares of stock or other securities in person or by proxy; to assert or waive any stockholder’s rights or privilege to subscribe for or otherwise acquire additional stock; to deposit securities in any voting trust or with any committee.

J. To borrow and to pledge or mortgage any property as collateral, and to make secured or unsecured loans. My Personal Representative is specifically authorized to make loans without interest to any beneficiary hereunder. No individual or entity loaning property to my Personal Representative or trustee shall be held to see to the application of such property.

K. My Personal Representative shall also in his or her absolute discretion determine the allocation of any GST exemption available to me at my death to property passing under this Will or otherwise. The determination of my Personal Representative with respect to any elections or allocation, if made or taken in good faith, shall be binding upon all affected.

  1.                  CONTESTING BENEFICIARY

If any beneficiary under this Will, or any trust herein mentioned, contests or attacks this Will or any of its provisions, any share or interest in my estate given to that contesting beneficiary under this Will is revoked and shall be disposed of in the same manner provided herein as if that contesting beneficiary had predeceased me.

  1.                  GUARDIAN AD LITEM NOT REQUIRED

I direct that the representation by a guardian ad litem of the interests of persons unborn, unascertained or legally incompetent to act in proceedings for the allowance of accounts hereunder be dispensed with to the extent permitted by law.

  1.               GENDER

Whenever the context permits, the term “Personal Representative” shall include “Executor” and “Administrator,” the use of a particular gender shall include any other gender, and references to the singular or the plural shall be interchangeable. All references to the Internal Revenue Code shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or any successor Code. All references to estate taxes shall include inheritance and other death taxes.

  1.             ASSIGNMENT

The interest of any beneficiary in this Will, shall not be alienable, assignable, attachable, transferable nor paid by way of anticipation, nor in compliance with any order, assignment or covenant and shall not be applied to, or held liable for, any of their debts or obligations either in law or equity and shall not in any event pass to his, her, or their assignee under any instrument or under any insolvency or bankruptcy law, and shall not be subject to the interference or control of creditors, spouses or others.

  1.            GOVERNING LAW

This document shall be governed by the laws in the State of Colorado.

  1.              BINDING ARRANGEMENT

Any decision by my Personal Representative with respect to any discretionary power hereunder shall be final and binding on all persons interested. Unless due to my Executor’s own willful default or gross negligence, no Executor shall be liable for said Executor’s acts or omissions or those of any coExecutor or prior Executor.

I, the undersigned ________________________, do hereby declare that I sign and execute this instrument as my last Will, that I sign it willingly in the presence of each of the undersigned witnesses, and that I execute it as my free and voluntary act for the purposes herein expressed, on this ____ day of ________________, 20____.


________________________________      ___________________________________
Testator Signature                   Testator (Printed Name)



The foregoing instrument, was on this ____ day of ________________, 20____, subscribed on each page and at the end thereof by ________________________, the above-named Testator, and by (him/her) signed, sealed, published and declared to be (his/her) LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, in the presence of us and each of us, who thereupon, at (his/her) request, in (his/her) presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as attesting witnesses thereto.


________________________________      ___________________________________
Witness Signature                   Address

________________________________      ___________________________________
Witness Signature                   Address



STATE OF ____________________

COUNTY OF __________________, SS.

 Before me, the undersigned authority, on this day personally appeared ___________, testator, ____________________, witness and ___________________, witness, known to me to be the testator and the witnesses, respectively, whose names are signed to the attached or foregoing instrument, and, all of these persons being by me duly sworn, the testator declared to me and to the witnesses in my presence that the instrument is the testator’s last will and that the testator  has willingly signed or directed another to sign for him/her, and that the testator executed it as the testator’s free and voluntary act for the purposes therein expressed; and each of the witnesses stated to me, in the presence of the testator, that they signed the will as witnesses and that to the best of their knowledge the testator was eighteen (18) years of age or over, of sound mind and under no constraint or undue influence.

______________________________      ______________________________
Testator Signature                   Witness Signature

                               ______________________________                                                                                                    Witness Signature


Subscribed and sworn to before me by the said testator and the said witnesses, this

____ day of ________________, 20____.

      Notary Public

      My Commission expires:


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