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Colorado Revised Statutes Title 15. Probate, Trusts, and Fiduciaries § 15-12-801. Notice to creditors

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(1) Unless one year or more has elapsed since the death of the decedent, a personal representative shall cause a notice to creditors to be published in some daily or weekly newspaper published in the county in which the estate is being administered, or if there is no such newspaper, then in some newspaper of general circulation in an adjoining county. Such notice shall be published not less than three times, at least once during each of three successive calendar weeks. The notice shall be substantially as follows:


Estate of ․․․․․․․․․․․․․․․․․․․․․․ (Deceased)

No. ․

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the undersigned or to the District Court of ․․․․․․․․․․ County, Colorado (or Probate Court of the City and County of Denver, Colorado), on or before

(a date not earlier than four months from date of first publication
or the date one year from date of death, whichever occurs first),


20․․․, or said claims may be forever barred.


Personal Representative

(2) A personal representative may give written notice by mail or other delivery to any creditor. Written notice shall be the notice described in subsection (1) of this section or a similar notice. Such written notice shall notify the creditor to present his claim within the later of the following time periods or be forever barred:

(a) Within the time set in the notice to creditors by publication in compliance with subsection (1) of this section;  or

(b) Within sixty days from the mailing or other delivery of such notice, but not later than the date one year from date of death.

(3) A personal representative shall not be liable to any creditor or to any successor of the decedent for giving or failing to give notice under this section.

Cite this article: - Colorado Revised Statutes Title 15. Probate, Trusts, and Fiduciaries § 15-12-801. Notice to creditors - last updated January 01, 2022 |

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