Can I Disinherit My Children in Colorado?
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The short answer to “can I disinherit my child?” is yes. This process is much more complicated than it may seem, however. You must be very careful when intentionally leaving children out of a will, as the laws can be complex in this area.
Contact Althaus Law to learn more about how you can accomplish your goals and pass your assets to those who you want to have them.
How Do I Disinherit My Child?
Simply not naming your child in your last will and testament will most likely not disinherit that child due to intestacy laws (laws of inheritance). If the child was born after your will was written, they will be entitled to a share of your estate. There are other situations where they may be able to take your assets as well.
Every situation is different, but it is recommended that you specifically state that you are disinheriting your child, without giving a reason. Stating why you are disinheriting leaves doors open for will contests later down the line. The correct language to use is fairly precise and a skilled estate planning attorney should be consulted to ensure your goals are achieved.
A Thornton/Northglenn Lawyer Providing You With the Estate Planning Answers You Need
Leaving kids out of your will is more complex than it may seem.
If you are looking to disinherit a child in the Thornton area or throughout Colorado, Althaus Law can help. Reach out to us online or give us a call at 720-340-2783