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If you are currently dealing with, or about to deal with, the Connecticut state court system with respect to a probate or estate issue – the following information should be helpful to you.
Probate law governs estate matters when someone who, such as a family member or other loved one, passes away. These laws insure that creditors are paid properly and that assets are distributed correctly to the “heirs,” or the descendant(s) of the estate.
What is the purpose of Probate? Probate is the legal process that deals with estate assets and property, with regard to heirs and creditors. Probate begins with a “petition” to open the estate and name a personal representative who is responsible for the administration of the deceased’s property.
The next step is when an official Notice of Creditors is printed in a local newspaper and Notice of Administration is sent to other involved parties. Creditors then have a set amount of time to file their claims from the first date of publication. Then the personal representative can pay the debt and distribute the remaining estate. Finally, a petition for discharge is filed, and the estate is closed.
Connecticut Probate Law
An interesting note, insofar as the probate laws contained in the Connecticut probate code are concerned: any child of a decedent, even if the child is not provided for in the Will, still gets their fair share of the estate. This includes adopted children, as well as children born into the family before the execution of the Will.
When a “testator” has no living children, any “after-born” or “after-adopted” children receive a share that is equal to the share that a child receives when the testator dies leaving no Will behind, or “intestate”. When a “testator” has numerous children, if he or she divvied up his or her estate among them, any after-born or after-adopted children receives their share, as stipulated by Connecticut probate law.
Your personal representative, in dealing with a Connecticut probate, must to be aware of is the limited amount of time allowed for “proving” the Will associated with the probate.
In Connecticut probate proceedings, two factors can slow matters up: one is the creation of formal letters and oaths, required of the personal representative or by your probate attorney. The second is the fact that procedures must be strictly executed within the time limits stipulated by the State of Connecticut. If time limits are not met, your probate process could easily drag on. It would best if your probate lawyer wrote the letter for you, for obvious reasons.
Connecticut probate cases are deemed valid only if they are brought to the court within ten years of the day the decedent passed away. As for minors, they are allowed one year after reaching maturity, as maturity is defined by Connecticut law.
Connecticut probate law is complex, and really does need the help of a qualified probate attorney.
Probate in Connecticut
Connecticut has a separate probate court with 130 judges. The court has jurisdiction over estate, adoption, support/custody, paternity, miscellaneous domestic relations, mental health, and miscellaneous civil cases. The court does not allow jury trials.