Barbara Eileen Cashman’s Answers

Barbara Eileen Cashman

Centennial Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. Status of limitation in contesting a will in Denver, CO

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Barbara Eileen Cashman
    2. Steven J. Fromm
    2 lawyer answers

    From your question it sounds like there may already be a proceeding in the Denver Probate Court relating to either your father's or your mother's will, or both wills. However, you also say your siblings "brought" your parents - I'm not sure if that means "took them to someone to draft new wills" or brought them in from another state. I will assume that your parents resided here in Denver. Colorado probate law is relatively simplified and does not usually involve court supervision, except in...

  2. How do I become the executor of my mothers estate she died 3 years ago I had power of attorney before she died does that matter?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Linnea Nicole Willis
    2. Barbara Eileen Cashman
    2 lawyer answers

    A durable power of attorney (POA) is an arrangement where one person (the principal) appoints another person (the agent) to act on behalf of the principal regarding matters specified within the scope of the POA. It is valid only during the lifetime of the principal. A will is a document that can, among other things, name a person as personal representative (the term used in Colorado where I practice) or executor of the person's estate. A will comes into legal effect only after the author...