Colorado Probate Form JDF 782

Instructions To File Petition To Accept Adult Guardianship And/or Conservatorship In Colorado From Sending State

Everything you need to know about Colorado Form JDF 782, including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related CO probate forms.

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About Instructions To File Petition To Accept Adult Guardianship And/or Conservatorship In Colorado From Sending State

There are all sorts of forms executors, beneficiaries, and probate court clerks have to fill out and correspond with during probate and estate settlement, including affidavits, letters, petitions, summons, orders, and notices.

Instructions To File Petition To Accept Adult Guardianship And/or Conservatorship In Colorado From Sending State is a commonly used form within Colorado. Here’s an overview of what the form is and means, including a breakdown of the situations when (or why) you may need to use it:

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CO Form JDF 782, which may also referred to as Instructions To File Petition To Accept Adult Guardianship And/or Conservatorship In Colorado From Sending State, is a probate form in Colorado. It is used by executors, personal representatives, trustees, guardians & other related parties during the probate & estate settlement process.

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Atticus Fast Facts About Instructions To File Petition To Accept Adult Guardianship And/or Conservatorship In Colorado From Sending State

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Instructions To File Petition To Accept Adult Guardianship And/or Conservatorship In Colorado From Sending State:

  • This form pertains to the State of Colorado

  • The current version of this form was last revised on June 1, 2020

  • The official Colorado source for this form is here.

Government forms are not typically updated often, though when they are, it often happens rather quietly. While Atticus works hard to keep this information about ’s Form JDF 782 - Instructions To File Petition To Accept Adult Guardianship And/or Conservatorship In Colorado From Sending State up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form JDF 782

Step 1 - Download the correct Colorado form based on the name and ID if applicable

Double check that you have both the correct form name and the correct form ID. Some Colorado probate forms can look remarkably similar, so it’s best to double, even triple-check that you’re using the right one! Keep in mind that not all States have a standardized Form ID system for their probate forms.

Step 2 - Complete the Document

Fill out all relevant fields in Form JDF 782, take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in CO are long enough to begin with, and making a silly error can push your timeline even farther back. No thank you!

Note: If you don’t currently know all of the answers and are accessing Form JDF 782 online, be sure to avoid closing the browser tab and potentially losing all your progress (or use a platform like Atticus to help avoid making mistakes).

Step 3 - Have Form JDF 782 witnessed or notarized (if required)

Some States and situations require particular forms to be notarized. If you have been instructed to get the document notarized or see it in writing on the document, then make sure to hire a local notary. There are max notary fees in the United States that are defined and set by local law. Take a look at our full guide to notary fees to make sure you aren’t overpaying or getting ripped off.

Step 4 - Submit Instructions To File Petition To Accept Adult Guardianship And/or Conservatorship In Colorado From Sending State to the relevant office

This is most often the local probate court where the decedent (person who passed away) is domiciled (permanently resides) or the institution involved with this particular form (e.g. a bank). Some offices allow you to submit forms online, other’s don’t, and we while we generally recommend going in-person to expedite the process, sometimes that simply isn’t an option.

It’s also a generally good idea to establish a positive working relationship with any probate clerk (unfortunately there’s enough people & process out there making things more difficult and unnecessarily confusing for them), so a best practice is to simply ask the probate clerk proactively exactly how and where they’d prefer you to submit all forms.

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When Instructions To File Petition To Accept Adult Guardianship And/or Conservatorship In Colorado From Sending State is due

Different probate forms or processes can require different deadlines or response times for completing the appropriate form.

While some steps in the process are bound to specific deadlines (like petitioning for probate, having to submit an inventory of assets, or filing applicable notices to creditors and beneficiaries), many probate forms or processes are not tied to a specific deadline since the scope of work can vary based on situational factors or requirements involved.

Either way, there are a bunch of practical reasons why personal representatives should work to complete each step as thoroughly and quickly as possible when completing probate in Colorado.

5 reasons you should submit JDF 782 as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster Colorado can allow heirs and beneficiaries to get their share of assets subject to probate. Acting promptly can also decrease the costs & overall mental fatigue through an otherwise burdensome process.

    Helpful Context: What’s the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?

  2. In general, creditors of an estate usually have around 3-6 months from the time you file notice to creditors to file any claims for debt against the deceased’s assets. If they don’t, then that debt is forfeited (and more importantly, the executor won’t be held personally responsible). So doing this sooner means you have a better idea of who is owed what and ensures you won’t get a surprise collector months later.

  3. Not filing a will within 30 days (on average) could mean that the probate process proceeds according to intestate laws (laws that govern what happens to someone's stuff without a will) or is subject to unnecessary supervision by the probate court. And if you aren't directly related to the deceased (a.k.a. next of kin), this could also mean you lose your inheritance.

  4. It’s important to file any necessary state tax returns on behalf of the deceased or estate by the following tax season in Colorado. If you don’t, you could owe penalties and interest. This also includes any necessary federal tax returns such as Forms 1040, 1041, or even a Form 706 estate tax return.

  5. If a house in the State of Colorado is left empty (or abandoned) for a while, insurance can get dicey. For example, if the house burns down and no one has been there for a year, an insurance company may get out of paying your claim.

If you’re not using Atticus to get specific forms, deadlines, and timelines for Colorado probate, then try and stay as organized as possible, pay close attention to the dates mentioned in any correspondence you have with the State’s government officials, call the local Colorado probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form JDF 782, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form JDF 782 Online

Instructions To File Petition To Accept Adult Guardianship And/or Conservatorship In Colorado From Sending State is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some Colorado probate court sites, such as . In order to access the latest version, be updated with any revisions, and get full instructions on how to complete each form, check out the Atticus Probate & Estate Settlement software or consider hiring a qualified legal expert locally within Colorado.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form JDF 782 - Instructions To File Petition To Accept Adult Guardianship And/or Conservatorship In Colorado From Sending State f using any other site or resource in order to avoid having to re-complete the form process and/or make another trip to the Colorado probate court office.

Instructions To File Petition To Accept Adult Guardianship And/or Conservatorship In Colorado From Sending State is a .pdf, so opening it should be as simple as clicking “View Form” from within the Atticus app or by clicking the appropriate link found on any Colorado-provided government platform. Once you’ve opened the form, you should be able to directly edit the form before saving or printing.

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CO Form JDF 782, which may also referred to as Instructions To File Petition To Accept Adult Guardianship And/or Conservatorship In Colorado From Sending State, is a probate form in Colorado. It is used by executors, personal representatives, trustees, guardians & other related parties during the probate & estate settlement process.

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Did you know?

  • Form JDF 782 - Instructions To File Petition To Accept Adult Guardianship And/or Conservatorship In Colorado From Sending State is a probate form in Colorado.

  • Colorado has multiple types of probate and the necessary forms depend on the unique aspects of each estate, such as type and value of assets, whether there was a valid will, who is serving as the personal representative or executor, and even whether or not they also live in Colorado.

  • During probate, all personal representatives and executives in are required to submit a detailed inventory of assets that must separate non-probate assets from probate assets.

  • Probate in Colorado, especially without guidance, can take years to finish and cost upwards of $14,000.

Frequently Asked Questions about Instructions To File Petition To Accept Adult Guardianship And/or Conservatorship In Colorado From Sending State

Probate is the government’s way of making sure that when a person dies, the right stuff goes to the right people (including the taxes the government wants).

All of that stuff is collectively known as someone’s “estate”, and it’s the job of the executor or personal representative to fill out all the forms and complete all the required steps to formally dissolve the estate. 

To get instant clarity on the entire probate process and get an idea of the steps, timeline, and best practices, read the Atticus Beginner’s Guide to Probate

The best place? Create an account in Atticus to start getting estate-specific advice. 

You may need a lawyer, you may not, and paying for one when you didn’t need it really hurts. Atticus makes sure you make  the best decisions (plus you can write it off as an executor expense).

We’ve also created a list of other probate services. Be sure to check it out!

An executor is named in someone’s will, and if the deceased didn’t have a will, then the spouse or other close family relative usually steps up to fulfill the role. If no one wants to do it, then a judge will appoint someone. 

The executor is responsible for the complete management of the probate process, including major responsibilities such as:

  • Creating an inventory of all probate assets.

  • Filling out all necessary forms

  • Paying off all estate debts and taxes

  • Submitting reports to the court and beneficiaries as requested

And much more. This process often stretches longer than a year. 

For an idea of what separates executors who succeed from those who make this way harder than it should be, visit our article, Executors of an Estate:
What they do & secrets to succeeding
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The Exact Text on Form JDF 782

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Colorado Form JDF 782 - Instructions To File Petition To Accept Adult Guardianship And/or Conservatorship In Colorado From Sending State. You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

JDF 782 R6-20 INSTRUCTIONS TO FILE A PETITION TO ACCEPT Page 1 of 4 INSTRUCTIONS TO FILE PETITION TO ACCEPT ADULT GUARDIANSHIP AND/OR CONSERVATORSHIP IN COLORADO FROM SENDING STATE These standard instructions are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice about your case. If you choose to represent yourself, you are bound by the same rules and procedures as you would be if you were an attorney. GENERAL INFORMATION u These instructions and forms accommodate a consensual, unopposed transfer of protective proceedings to Colorado from another state. Any Interested Person who objects to any aspect of these proceedings may file an objection and/or request an evidentiary hearing at any time. u The Petition to Accept must have attached a certified copy of the provisional order of transfer from the sending state and certified copies of documents from the sending state that support your authority to act as the Guardian and/or Conservator. It is very important that you obtain this provisional order of transfer before filing a Petition to Accept in Colorado. u The Petition to Transfer must be filed in the existing Guardianship or Conservatorship u The Petition to Accept must be filed in the county where the Ward/Protected Person is physically present in the State of Colorado or where the Ward/Protected Person expects to move permanently within the State of Colorado. u The Petition can be filed by the Guardian and/or Conservator. u For additional information, please review §§15-14.5-301 - 302, C.R.S. u If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to access the courts, please contact your local ADA Coordinator. Contact information can be obtained from the following website: u http://www.courts.state.co.us/Administration/HR/ADA/Coordinator_List.cfm COMMON TERMS Ö Guardian: A person at least 21, resident or non-resident, who has qualified as a Guardian of a minor or incapacitated person based on an appointment by the Court. Ö Conservator: A person at least 21, resident or non-resident, who has been appointed to manage the financial affairs of another person. Ö Interested Persons: Persons identified by Colorado Law who must be given notice of a Guardianship and/or Conservatorship proceeding. Ö Letters: Formal notice identifying the authority of the Guardian and/or Conservator. Ö Legal Representative: Includes a representative payee, a Guardian or Conservator acting for a respondent, a trustee or custodian of a trust of custodianship of which the respondent is a beneficiary or an agent designated under a power of attorney. Ö Order: Official document identifying the authority of the Guardian and/or Conservator of his/her responsibilities during the Guardianship and/or Conservatorship. If you do not understand this information, please contact an attorney. FEES A $199.00 filing fee is required. If you are unable to pay, you must complete the Motion to File without Payment and Supporting Financial Affidavit (JDF 205) and submit it to the Court. Once you submit the completed JDF 205 form and a blank Order (JDF 206), the Court will decide whether you need to pay the filing fee. Other fees that a party to the case may encounter are: q Certification of Orders $ 20.00 q Service Fees Varies q Copy of Documents $ .75 per page FORMS JDF 782 R6-20 INSTRUCTIONS TO FILE A PETITION TO ACCEPT Page 2 of 4 To access a form online go to www.courts.state.co.us and click on the “Forms” tab. The packet/forms are available in PDF or WORD by selecting Guardian & Conservator - New Case - Accept Guard/Cons from Sending State. Read these instructions carefully to determine what forms you may need, as you may need all or some of the listed forms. Check with the Court where you plan to file your case to determine if they have any special requirements. q JDF 705 Probate Case Information Sheet q JDF 712 Notice of Hearing Without Appearance Pursuant to C.R.P.P. 24 q JDF 783 Petition Requesting Colorado to Accept Guardianship/Conservatorship from Sending State q JDF 784 Provisional Order to Accept Guardianship/Conservatorship in Colorado from Sending State q JDF 785 Final Order Accepting Guardianship/Conservatorship in Colorado from Sending State q JDF 805 Acceptance of Office q JDF 849 Letters of Guardianship - Adult q JDF 850 Guardian’s Report - Adult q JDF 880 Letters of Conservatorship - Adult q JDF 885 Conservator’s Report STEPS TO FILING YOUR CASE Step 1: Complete Forms. Before you complete any of the Colorado forms, it is important that you obtain a certified copy of a provisional order to transfer from the sending state. This Order provides notification to the Colorado Courts that the other state is aware of your intentions to transfer the Guardianship and/or Conservatorship to Colorado and is the first step to this process. Selecting these instructions indicates that you are seeking to have the Colorado Court accept a transfer of a Guardianship and/or Conservatorship from another/sending state. The caption below needs to be completed on all forms filed. Make sure that you make a copy for your own records of all of the forms you file with the Court. District Court Denver Probate Court __________________________________ County, Colorado Court Address: ▲ COURT USE ONLY ▲ In the Interest of: Ward/Protected Person Attorney or Party Without Attorney (Name and Address): Phone Number: Email: FAX Number: Atty. Reg. #: Case Number: Division: Courtroom: NAME OF FORM q Petition Requesting Colorado to Accept Guardianship/Conservatorship from Sending State (JDF 783) q The Petitioner must complete all applicable sections on the form. q Attach to the Petition, a certified copy of a provisional order to transfer from the sending state. q Attach Order of Appointment from sending state. q Attach certified copies of Letters or documents supporting your authority from sending state. q Provisional Order to Accept Guardianship/Conservatorship in Colorado from Sending State (JDF 784) JDF 782 R6-20 INSTRUCTIONS TO FILE A PETITION TO ACCEPT Page 3 of 4 q Complete only the caption on the form. q The Court will complete the remainder of the form and sign it following review of the documents filed and any objections filed. q Notice of Hearing Without Appearance Pursuant to C.R.P.P. 24 (JDF 712) q Complete the Notice portion of the form. q Complete the Certificate of Service portion on JDF 712, listing the Ward/Protected Person and names and addresses of all interested persons listed on the Petition to Transfer and Proposed Provisional Order Re: Petition to Transfer and the date you will mail the documents. q Check the list below to determine the “Interested Persons” applicable to your circumstances. 1. The spouse of the Ward/Protected Person, if married. 2. The partner of the Ward/Protected Person in a civil union, if the civil union has not been dissolved. 3. The parents of the Ward/Protected Person, if any. 4. The adult children of the Ward/Protected Person, if any. 5. Any Guardian or Conservator currently acting for the Ward/Protected Person. 6. Any person who has care and custody of the Ward/Protected Person, including the Ward/Protected Person’s treating physician. 7. Any adult with whom the Ward/Protected Person has resided for more than six months within one year before the filing of the Petition. (§15-14-304(2)(b)(I)(A) 8. Any adult relative nearest of kin, if there is no spouse, partner in a civil union, parent, or adult children. 9. Any legal representative of the Ward/Protected Person. 10. Any nominated person by the Ward/Protected Person. Step 2: File your Documents with the Court. Provide the Court with the documents completed as described in Step 1 above and pay the filing fee of $199.00. The Court will issue a case number and will enter such on the documents. Step 3: Mail JDF 712 – Notice of Hearing Without Appearance. q Mail JDF 712 and all completed documents filed with the Court to all interested persons that you are required to notify regarding the Petition to Accept Guardianship and/or Conservatorship. Step 4: Hearing Without Appearance. You have completed the forms and are requesting that this matter be set on the hearing without appearance docket, parties are not required or expected to appear. The Court will review the documents and any objections filed. q If the Court approves the Petition to Accept, the Court will complete the proposed Provisional Order to Accept Guardianship and/or Conservatorship - JDF 784. q You will need a certified copy of the Provisional Order to Accept to file with the other state. q Copies of the Provisional Order to Accept must be provided to the Ward/Protected Person and all interested persons. Upon receipt of the Provisional Order to Accept issued by the Colorado Court, it is the responsibility of the Guardian and/or Conservator to file the Provisional Order to Accept issued by the Colorado Court and to file the appropriate documents to terminate the guardianship/conservatorship with the other state. The other state may not issue a Final Order Confirming the Transfer to Colorado, until such documents are filed. Step 5: Finalize Process to Accept Petition. JDF 782 R6-20 INSTRUCTIONS TO FILE A PETITION TO ACCEPT Page 4 of 4 Once you have a Final Order to Transfer from the sending state, you can file the Final Order Accepting Guardianship and/or Conservatorship with the Colorado Court, along with the other documents listed below. q Final Order Accepting Guardianship/Conservatorship in Colorado from Sending State (JDF 785). q Complete caption only on the form. q The Court will complete the remainder of the form and sign it following the appointment of the Guardian and/or Conservator. q Acceptance of Office (JDF 805). q Complete all applicable sections on the form and attach the name-based criminal history check and current credit report for the proposed guardian and/or conservator. q Attach a legible copy of the proposed guardian’s and/or conservator’s driver’s license, passport or other government-issued identification. q Obtain and attach a name-based criminal history record check from Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). To obtain a name-based criminal history check, contact CBI at 690 Kipling Street Denver, CO 80215, (303) 239-4300, or at www.cbi.state.co.us and click on CBI Records Check. q Obtain a current credit report of the nominee. Below are a few credit reporting agencies: w Equifax, Inc., P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374, 1-800-685-1111, or at www.equifax.com w Experian, P.O. Box 2002, Allen, TX 75013, 1-888-397-3742, or at www.experian.com w TransUnion, P.O. Box 2000, Chester, PA 19022, 1-800-916-8800, or at www.transunion.com q Redact “strike-out” all social security numbers identified on the credit report. If account numbers are identified, only reflect the last 4 numbers of bank, credit card accounts, etc. q The cost for all criminal history checks and credit reports must be paid by the proposed guardian and/or conservator. q The proposed guardian and/or conservator must sign the Acceptance of Office. q Letters of Guardianship – Adult (JDF 849) and/or Letters of Conservatorship – Adult (JDF 880). q Complete only the caption on the form. q The Court will complete the remainder of the form and may sign it following the appointment of the Guardian and/or Conservator. Step 6: Requirements AFTER the Colorado Court Accepts Guardian and/or Conservator. q Refer to the Final Order Accepting Guardianship/Conservatorship in Colorado - JDF 785 to determine what is required to be filed in Colorado. q Annual reports may be required to report to the Court and interested persons the well being of the Protected Person. The reports must be provided to the persons listed in the Final Order. q The Ward/Protected Person may not move outside the State of Colorado without an Order from the Court. The responsibilities of the Conservator continue until the Court terminates the conservatorship. The Court may terminate the conservatorship if the Protected Person no longer meets the standard for establishing the Conservatorship. Resignation of a Conservator does not terminate the conservatorship until approved by the Court. The responsibilities of the Guardian terminate upon the death of the Ward or upon order of the Court. The Court may terminate the Guardianship if the Ward no longer meets the standard for establishing the Guardianship.

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