Will and Probate Attorneys
Experienced Probate & Fiduciary Services Counsel
Facing probate proceedings after a loved one passes on can make an already incredibly difficult situation that much more challenging.
Navigating probate can be complex and overwhelming. Our team is here to help you understand your rights and responsibilities
Simply put, probate is a legal process in which a court oversees the distribution of an individual’s assets upon his or her death in accordance with the decedent’s wishes, as set forth in the will. In addition, if an individual dies without a will (referred to as “intestate”), the probate court oversees the distribution of the decedent’s assets based upon instructions set forth in Connecticut law (referred to as “the laws of intestacy”).
Our probate attorneys can answer your questions and provide you with the information you need to move forward. We are committed to helping you approach probate in such a way as to protect your loved one’s wishes and your interests.
If you are beginning to think about your own future, our team can offer you guidance on how to avoid probate as well. This is generally achieved through the use of Living Trusts and by updating account beneficiaries so that funds pass directly to named individuals. Planning for the future now can help you avoid problems later down the road. To learn more about how our team can help you, with trusts and other options, call our offices today!
Navigate Probate with a Knowledgeable Lawyer
While probate is often a lengthy, complicated process, it does not have to be overwhelming. It can even be avoided in some cases. With our knowledgeable team by your side, you can work toward an optimal resolution, regardless of the unique obstacles and specific circumstances of your situation. Our Probate Attorneys proudly represent individuals and families in all areas of disability and estate planning in Hartford and throughout the state of Connecticut.
Our team is well-equipped to assist you with the following probate matters:
- Working with the Executor named in the will, to act on behalf of the estate
- Working with the Administrator (for those who pass without a will), to act on behalf of the estate
- Preparing estate tax returns and ensuring compliance with state and federal estate taxes
- Complying with Connecticut probate and intestacy laws
- Preparing and filing Probate Court documents, with or without a will in place.
- Providing representation at Probate Court hearings
- Distributing estate assets
- At Disability Planning Partners, our Probate Attorneys do more than just prepare the necessary paperwork for disability trusts. We work with you to create an entire plan for your future and the future of your estate.
Probate Court plays an important role in the probate process. It is responsible for making sure assets are protected from waste or theft, that only valid bills or debts are paid, and that what remains is distributed according to a valid Last Will and Testament. In some cases, however, Probate Court can be avoided.
Establishing a trust can protect assets from taxes, lawsuits, debtors, and other claims. At Disability Planning Partners, our Hartford Probate Attorneys do more than just prepare the necessary paperwork for disability trusts. Instead, we work with you to create an entire plan for your future and the future of your estate.
Planning for the future of your estate while you are in good health can help you avoid issues later should you suffer an unexpected disability. If you are interested in learning more about how you can avoid probate or other problems regarding your estate, our team of Hartford probate lawyers can help.