There are many misconceptions about the Connecticut probate process. With the assistance of able counsel, the process can be much less intimidating. For most people, probate is an effective way to wrap up an estate and ensure that the deceased’s wishes are carried out.
The many benefits the probate courts provide notwithstanding, many clients wish to avoid probate. The primary reason to avoid probate is because any court matter is a public process. Information about a deceased person's financial circumstances becomes a matter of public record if a will is probated. Some people may wish to avoid public scrutiny of their affairs. For them, a living trust may be a good alternative to a will.
How Our Law Firm Helps
At Riefberg, Smart, Donohue & NeJame, P.C., our lawyers handle probate and estate administration matters for clients throughout the state. Connecticut has local probate courts, making access to the court system easy and convenient. Our attorneys provide services such as:
- Acting as administrators and trustees
- Advising executors and personal representatives
- Implementing conservatorships for individuals who can no longer manage their own affairs
- Helping with the sale of assets when needed to comply with the terms of the will or trust
- Counseling clients about the probate process
- Filing needed court documents
- Undertaking litigation to resolve disputes over a will or trust
We also help out-of-state clients who need to probate wills in Connecticut. Whatever our clients need, our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to assist with any probate or estate administration matters.