Posts Tagged ‘Connecticut Probate Court’


Why I Asked My Daughter to Give Me a Power of Attorney

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Recently my daughter turned 18.  In Connecticut this is considered the age of majority.  In other words, she can make her own decisions.  Well, that’s what the law says.  However, she’s still living under my roof, so, well, she’s got to deal with me.  It’s probably more accurate to say however, that I have to deal with her.

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7 Easy Steps to Manage an Estate in Connecticut

Please review 6 Easy Steps to Open an Estate in Connecticut.

 1) Post a Probate Bond

 

Unless the will specifically indicates a bond is not required, the executor will need to get a Probate Bond. The coverage and insurance premium will be based on the expected size of the estate. The executor may have to front the money to get the bond as the estate checking account may not have been open yet.

  


6 Easy Steps to Open an Estate in Connecticut

 

1) Go to Probate Court and Get Your Appointment

A decedent will list their executor (or executrix) in their will.  If the decedent did not name one or did not have a will, the court will appoint someone to manage the affairs of the estate.

 

This person will be known as an administrator or adminstratrix. The appointment will allow you to manage the affairs of the estate.  Keep in mind the entire process will be overseen by the … Continue reading »


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