2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 15 - Probate, Trusts, and Fiduciaries
Colorado Probate Code
Article 11 - Intestate Succession and Wills
Part 7 - Rules of Construction Applicable to Wills and Other Governing Instruments
§ 15-11-701. Scope

CO Rev Stat ยง 15-11-701 (2016) What's This?

For the purposes of this part 7, the term "governing instrument" shall be as defined in section 15-10-201 (22); except:

(1) "Governing instrument" shall not include a deed that transfers any interest in real property; however, section 15-11-712 shall apply to such deeds.

(2) As the application of a particular section is limited by its terms to a specific type of provision or governing instrument. In the absence of a finding of a contrary intention, the rules of construction in this part 7 control the construction of a governing instrument executed or republished or reaffirmed on or after July 1, 1995, and the rules of construction under prior law control the construction of a governing instrument executed prior to July 1, 1995, and not a governing instrument republished or reaffirmed after that date. In the process of determining whether a contrary intention exists, the rules of construction of this part 7 shall not apply.

(3) In the absence of a finding of a contrary intention, the rules of construction in section 15-11-705 apply to a governing instrument executed or republished or reaffirmed on or after July 1, 2010, and the rules of construction under section 15-11-705, as it existed prior to July 1, 2010, apply to a governing instrument executed prior to July 1, 2010, and not republished or reaffirmed after that date.

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