Probate And Estate Administration Attorneys
The probate process encompasses the complex set of steps that must be followed upon the passing of a loved one. Those named as estate administrators or executors are often tasked with things such as filing the will with the court, gathering and valuing assets, determining creditor claims, preparing and filing estate tax returns, locating heirs and distributing assets in accordance with the will.
Efficient Administration Services And Trusted Guidance
It can be daunting to go through this process alone. As such, those who have been named as an administrator or executor should seek experienced counsel to guide them through the probate process as efficiently as possible. At Berchem Moses PC, our accomplished lawyers and paralegals guide clients through this process and strive to make it as seamless and stress-free as possible. Our estate and probate services cover all aspects of administration, including resolving disputes such as will contests among beneficiaries and litigating estate issues through the courts.
The Probate Court
The probate process is overseen by the Connecticut Probate Court. The court ensures that a will is valid and not produced under undue influence, and that the estate is ready to be distributed properly. If there is no will, then the estate will be distributed according to Connecticut statute. The probate court handles almost all estates regardless of size. The process is simpler with smaller estates, but transfer of title must be done correctly even with an estate under $20,000. For example, tax clearance certificates may be necessary for beneficiaries to dispose of the property as they wish.