Colorado law permits collection and distribution of small estates under $60,000 by
affidavit. Section 15-12-1201 of the Colorado Revised Statutes provides that after
10 days have elapsed since the decedent’s death, any person indebted to the decedent
shall make payment of the indebtedness to a person claiming to be the successor of
the decedent upon being presented an affidavit made by or on behalf of the successor.