Dedicated Assistance With The Probate Process
When a family member or another loved one dies, there can be many details to manage. If you have been named an executor, you may have the added challenge of probate issues. At Owens, Schine, & Nicola, P.C., we have extensive experience in probate administration and can assist you in resolving probate matters.
The Steps To Administering Probate
Probate refers to the court-supervised process of administering and distributing the probate assets to the beneficiaries or heirs of a deceased person.
In Connecticut, the process begins by filing an application in the probate court with the death certificate and a will, if a will exists. The court will then appoint an executor or administrator who will inventory the assets of the decedent, pay expenses and creditor claims, file any necessary estate tax returns, and provide to the probate court approval of the final accounting before the assets of the estate will be distributed to the beneficiaries by the executor or administrator.
A probate attorney can assist in the proceedings in several ways, including:
- Providing legal advice to the fiduciary
- Preparing and filing legal documents
- Enlisting the services of accountants and financial analysts if needed
That attorney can also defend against challenges to the will or proposed distribution. Disagreements about a will’s or estate plan’s documentation may still arise within families. We help individuals and families work through the probate process. Our probate administration attorney can handle trusts, asset distribution and all probate details, seeking resolution that keeps the family bonds intact.
Speak With Our Probate Attorney In A Free, No-Obligation Discussion
Estate and probate processes can be lengthy. Our diligent probate attorneys will be dedicated to helping uncomplicate the issues. Inquire about a free consultation by email or by calling the firm at 203-375-0600.