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OST helps members of two Colorado tribes develop their wills

The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians 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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