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Probate Administration

Probate Administration

We have represented those whose care is supervised by the Probate Court, such as minor children and developmentally disabled people. We also represent people who have a fiduciary (money) responsibility to one or more persons. In addition, we represent people who rely on a fiduciary to do his job properly and honestly.

(1) Conservatorships

Connecticut law permits you to appoint a person to manage your day-to-day affairs in the event you are legally incapable to do so. In the event you become incapable and you need someone to manage your affairs and have not appointed anyone, the Court will do so for you.

(2) Estate Administration

Estate administration is the method used to handle one’s affairs after their death. The Probate Court ensures that all taxes and bills are paid and the remaining property is distributed according to their wishes. If you have a will, you die “testate.” If you do not have a will, you die “intestate.”

(3) Guardianships

People under the age of 18 are considered minors in the eyes of Connecticut law. Most children live with a biological parent; some do not. The Probate Court determines whose rights are taken away and/or assigned to someone else. The probate court has administrative control over people who are over the age of 18 and developmentally disabled. These people have a right to representation and we are often appointed to act as their counsel. This consists of a three-year review for court reporting purposes.

(4) Trust Administration

After a Grantor dies, the person who has been appointed trustee has the job of administering the trust. This means that the trustee is responsible for managing the trust assets and distributing them according to the instructions contained in the trust agreement. We can act as a trustee if the Grantor has no family members to act on his or her behalf.