Many people and businesses will make claims against a deceased’s estate. It is vital that such claims be handled properly. The failure to handle such matters properly can result in the delay of the Probate proceeding and/or, worse, personal liability on the part of the estate’s Executor. Retaining an experienced attorney to assist you can help prevent potential problems. It can also allow you to focus on getting life back in order after the loss of a loved one. Our Hartford attorneys assist Executors in dealing with the claims of creditors. Our lawyers have over seventy-five years of combined legal experience and they are ready to assist you. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. We also assist those in Wethersfield, New Britain, Rocky Hill, and elsewhere.
Lawyers assisting Hartford, Connecticut Probate Executors in dealing with creditors
Connecticut’s Probate process includes procedures for ensuring that creditors have the opportunity to be paid. An Executor must provide Notice of the Probate action to any secured creditors (such as those who hold a mortgage note). The Probate Court will also publish information about the case, in an informational newspaper, to provide Notice to any unsecured creditors (such as credit card companies). A creditor will generally have up to two years, from the time of the deceased’s death, to make a claim against the estate. Once a claim is made, the Executor will inform the creditor as to whether the claim is being accepted (meaning it will be paid out of the estate) or if it is being rejected. If the claim is rejected, then the creditor may file suit against the estate, to collect the money which it claims is owed. Under some circumstances, the Executor may be personally liable to the creditor if the claim is not properly handled.
Our Hartford lawyers assist the Executors of an estate in dealing with creditors. We will evaluate the claims of the creditors and assist you in determining whether they should be accepted or rejected. We will also work to follow all of the proper procedures so that you do not face personal liability for someone else’s debts. If necessary, we will help to dispute any claims in a hearing before the Probate Court. We believe that the assets of a deceased loved one belong with the heirs and not with large corporations. Contact us today to speak with an attorney. We also service the areas of Wethersfield, New Britain, Rocky Hill, East and West Hartford, Bristol, Glastonbury, and Manchester, as well as the Middlesex County cities of Middletown and Cromwell.
Hartford attorneys staying in contact with Probate Executors who must deal with creditors
Dealing with creditors is frustrating under almost any circumstances. This is especially true when one is the Executor of an estate. You do not need the additional frustration of a lawyer who provides poor service. This is why we make attorney-client communication a priority. We will promptly respond to your messages and will make ourselves available to answer any questions you may have. We are honored to serve the greater Hartford area and we promise a high level of communication in each and every case we handle.