This is the final post in a series discussing probate and estate administration in Hartford, Connecticut. Understanding and navigating the probate process can be overwhelming following the loss of a loved one. The goal of this series has been to help explain the legal process of administering a probate estate and what one may expect in the process. Another goal has been to provide information that may help you select a knowledgeable probate lawyer to assist with the case. If you need assistance with a probate court matter, contact our office today to speak with an attorney.
This series covered several important topics, including:
- Which estates will be required to go through the probate process
- What to expect during the probate process
- Handling matters outside of the probate process
- Potential challenges to probating an estate
We chose to discuss these issues for a variety of reasons. First, understanding whether the estate in question is required to go through the probate process is an important question. Estates under a certain size or with certain types of assets may qualify for an abbreviated process or be exempted completely. Second, knowing what to expect during the process may help executors and beneficiaries manage expectations. Third, some assets will transfer to beneficiaries without going through the process. These assets may transfer more quickly than those going through probate and may be important to the financial stability of the beneficiaries. Finally, if a party challenges a will or an administration of estate, it will be important to understand how to appropriately respond and manage the process.
Managing a loved one’s estate can be an emotional and sometimes complicated process. A lawyer with experience in estate administration can assist you. Our firm has over 50 years of experience in estate administration in Hartford, Connecticut. Call us today to speak with a probate 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.