The Colorado Affidavit of Heirship Form must be filled by an uninterested party (affiant) and must be filled in the County Clerk’s record. it is a legal document that records all the rightful heirs of a certain deceased person (decedent). There should’ve been or currently shouldn’t be any will of the decedent, being probated in the court of law.
Steps to Fill This Affidavit
- Enter the full legal name of the decedent, whose estate is in question.
- Enter the full legal name of the affiant. The affiant should mention his/her detailed address and the name of the decedent once again, acknowledging that the facts in the affidavit will be true.
- The dates from when the affiant knew the decedent until the date of death of the decedent must be entered.
- The city, state and county of the decedent’s place of death must be mentioned along with the decedent’s place of residence at the time of death.
- If ever married, entire marital history and details of the decedent must be entered.
- All details of the decedent’s children (if any) must be entered – both born and adopted. These details include name, DOB, address, death of death (if applicable). Then, mention the same details of the decedent’s grandchildren (if any).
- If never married and no children, mention details of the deceased’s parents – names, addresses, date of deaths. Mention the same details of the deceased’s siblings. If any of those siblings had children, the next section is for details about the decedent’s nieces/nephews.
- Mention the date and sign the document, mentioning the state (Colorado) and name of the county.
- To conclude, the document must be notarized by a Notary Public in the state of Colorado, along with seal, date of notarization and date of commission expiry.