OST helps members of two Colorado tribes develop their wills
Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
The Office of the Special Trustee for
is helping members of Colorado tribes develop wills.
For the second year in a row, law students from the University of Denver are working with the Southern Ute Tribe
and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
. The goal is to give tribal members more flexibility with their assets.
“It is my belief that a person should have the ability to change this,” John Roach, a fiduciary trust officer with OST, told The Durango Herald. “And that can be changed with a will.”
The American Indian Probate Reform Act
created a uniform probate code in Indian Country and changed the way trust estates are distributed to heirs. The process often becomes complex but wills can make it easier.
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Tribe gets hand with wills
(The Durango Herald 3/17)
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