If a loved one has passed away, whether they left a will or not, their estate will need to be settled through Probate Court. Probate Court allows for the admission and authentification of wills, and then appoints administrators and conservators to make sure the wishes of the decedent, or the intestacy laws of the State of Connecticut, are followed.
If you are a named beneficiary, a named administrator, or are challenging a will, you will need to have a high level of involvement with a Probate Court so that your interests are protected.
The first question you will ask yourself is; Which Probate court do I attend?
Connecticut has 54 separate Probate Court districts, each of which covers anywhere from 1 to 9 towns. The districts, and the towns that they service, can be found by visiting the Probate Court website.
While the Probate Court process can be navigated by individuals themselves, the process is long and complicated. It is time consuming and mistakes can make the process last much longer. A knowledgeable and accurate estate attorney can make the probate process far less painful than it has to be, and fees can be differed until they are paid from the Estate. If you need representation in an estate or probate matter, contact us today.