Can I Disinherit My Spouse?
The short and sweet answer to this one is no. Fortunately for the spouse, but unfortunately for the person attempting to disinherit them, there is a thing called the “elective share” in Colorado. This elective share means that a spouse can choose a portion of the estate if intentionally disinherited.
Questions on how to leave your spouse out of your will? Contact Althaus Law to discuss all of your estate planning options with a skilled and compassionate Thornton attorney.
Colorado Law Says No. Is There Still a Way?
Under certain circumstances, you may successfully disinherit your spouse. Although, this pretty much comes down to whether or not the spouse is willing to accept the disinheritance. If everyone is amicable to the situation, then a properly drafted estate plan can, in fact, disinherit a spouse.
Should the spouse later decide that turning down money was a bad idea, he or she can simply change his or her mind, take the money and run.
There are ways to protect your loved ones and give more assets to individuals other than your spouse. These techniques require the assistance of a sophisticated estate planning attorney.
Consult With Althaus Law Regarding Leaving Your Spouse Out of Your Will
To learn what strategies will work best in your situation, contact Jeff Althaus for a confidential consultation regarding your estate planning needs.