Connecticut Probate & Estate Administration Law
Handling the Aftermath of Estate Planning in Waterbury
Our experienced Waterbury estate planning attorneys at Fitzpatrick Mariano
Santos Sousa P.C. are prepared to assist you with handling the affairs
of your loved one. When your parent or loved one passes away, they may
have an estate plan in place which directs how their assets and estate
should be handled. If this is the case, they may not need to go through
a court-managed probate process, since the trust directs how they wanted
their affairs to be handled. In this particular situation, the surviving
trustee will need to administer the distribution of the assets appropriately.
If there is no estate plan in place, the court-handled process that an
estate goes through after death, called estate administration or probate
will be necessary.
How is the Probate Process Handled?
It is hard to predict the amount of time that it will take to complete
the probate process, as it depends on the complexity of the estate and
the amount of assets which are involved. We will also need to take into
account the schedule and availability of the probate court, as well as
the local laws. Our Waterbury estate planning lawyers understand that
every single estate is unique in its own way and we have the skill and
experience to handle yours with personalized attention.
We can assist you with all of the following steps:
- The sale of estate assets.
- The distribution of assets to listed heirs.
- The payment of all estate taxes.
- The inventory and appraisal of all assets.
- The filing of petitions in local probate court.
- The payment of any existing debt to creditors.
- The petition to appoint an administrator (if one does not exist.)
The first step to getting your probate affairs in order is to speak with
a knowledgeable attorney from our team. Please give us a call now at (203) 583-8299
to request a