For many Connecticut residents with multiple children, a goal of parenting is often to treat the children alike. This principle remains true both in the children's younger years, as well as in their adult years, and even after the parent's death. Yet, treating children equally sometimes is not as easy as it may seem when it comes to the children's inheritance rights.
The simplest way to divide a parent's estate equally to surviving children may be to simply divide it into equal shares. While this is commonly done, it may not always be fair, particularly if the children were not treated fairly during the parent's life.