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Colorado: Arapahoe judge dismisses official who heirs say mishandled estates

May 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

By David Olinger The Denver Post   The chief District Court judge in Arapahoe County has dismissed a public administrator who had been accused by four families of mishandling their estates with her business partner. The order from Judge William Sylvester, dated Thursday, discharged Tamra Palmer “effective immediately” without explaining why. But it came after two previous orders from the judge concerning her business relationship with another lawyer and a story in The Denver [- more...]

Heirs cry foul, say two Colorado probate lawyers depleted their estates

May 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

By David Olinger The Denver Post Four families with cases in Arapahoe County’s probate court say that two attorneys involved in their estates should have disclosed a real estate investment they made together before charging the estates at least $400,000 in fees. Colorado’s disclosure requirements for attorneys generally do not extend to family members of clients, experts said. But the attorneys’ joint investment concerned the district’s chief judge enough that he issued [- more...]