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Colorado Probate and Trust Cases Now Searchable in ICCES

As of Monday, August 7, 2016, practitioners can now search for probate and trust cases in the Integrated Colorado Courts E-Filing System (“ICCES”).  In the past, Colorado probate estate and trust cases were only available for viewing by attorneys of record.  If someone needed to determine if a case had been opened, he or she would need to contact the court clerk’s office and often pay a search fee.  In the most recent release of ICCES, registered users can search to determine if a probate estate or trust matter has been opened; however, the documents themselves will only be available for online viewing to parties of record and to the Court.

Protective proceedings will remain a protected filing class and only attorneys of record will have access to those cases.  An entry of appearance will need to be filed, and accepted by the court, in these matters to gain access.

All Public documents submitted in trust and estate cases prior to August 6, 2016, will be set to a document security type of Protected and not available for viewing unless counsel is of record in the case.

Click here to view the Probate Enhancements section of the Colorado Judicial Branch E-Filing News Newsletter, August 2016.

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About this Author

Jody H. Hall, Holland Hart, Paralegal, Trust and Estates Matters, Denver
Paralegal

Ms. Hall has over a decade of experience working in the legal field focusing on various wealth, trust, and estate matters. She assists with estate and wealth transfer planning, trust administration, and probate litigation practices.

Prior to becoming a paralegal, Ms. Hall worked in the financial services industry.  She enjoys assisting clients in navigating the legal and financial matters that must be handled after the loss of loved one.  Ms. Hall also prepares federal and state estate tax returns.

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