Connecticut Probate Services.
In the greater Hartford CT area, rely on the experienced probate lawyers at Weatherby & Associates to protect your interests in probate court. Weatherby & Associates is a law firm that has served clients in Connecticut for over 20 years. When you need probate services, turn to a local firm with skill and experience: Weatherby & Associates PC. Probate refers to the process by which a court determines whether a person's Will is valid. Once the validity of a Will has been established, Probate describes the administration of the estate. Whether or not the decedent has left a will, you need a competent probate attorney to oversee the distribution of assets. Probate administration settles an estate under the supervision of the court.
Probate assets include personal property owned by the decedent for which no beneficiary has been named. This would include property such as jewelry, furniture, bank and brokerage accounts, and real property. All of the decedent’s assets that are not included in a trust or don’t have a designated beneficiary must be inventoried. They are used to pay off outstanding debts, taxes and probate fees that are due. Any remaining assets are distributed to heirs and beneficiaries according to the decedent’s will. If there is not a will, they are distributed according to Connecticut state law.
The ‘probating’ process is supervised by the Connecticut Probate Court. This requires a thorough investigation of the decedent’s finances, belongings and personal business, and may be scrutinized by family members as well as the court. This can be a very emotional process for the surviving loved ones involved. In Connecticut, the executor or the successor trustee must file a Connecticut Estate Tax Return. The Probate Court is paid a fee on the amount reported on this Estate Tax Return. The Weatherby & Associates team of experienced probate attorneys offer their services as executors. co-executors, or legal counsel to executors.
The process of distributing an estate following the death of a loved one can be difficult. You can trust Weatherby & Associates on your team. The firm will represent your interests with compassionate guidance and respect. We want to ensure your loved ones' estates are handled with care. We take a close look at the unique needs of every individual, family or business to develop a truly individualized strategy that is sure to achieve their objectives. Contact us today at 860-769-6938.
Our service area includes the towns and surrounding areas of Enfield CT, Simsbury CT, Hartford CT, and West Hartford CT, in Hartford County CT.