Guidance For All The Difficult Probate Process
After someone passes away, their surviving loved ones often have to grapple with probate – the process by which the state validates the decedent’s will and/or distributes their assets. It can be very difficult to dive into these legal tasks while also grieving a death and managing your day-to-day affairs. When you need guidance, you can turn to our team at Burns Thomas, LLC.
We handle all tasks involved in probate and estate administration. Our attorneys have served Naugatuck and the surrounding region for years, assisting clients with the emotional and complex probate process. If you do not live in the state, we can serve you by explaining Connecticut law and handling all the local steps for you.
What Does Probate In Connecticut Entail?
If someone leaves a valid last will and testament, the state distributes all probate property and assets according to the deceased person’s wishes. If someone dies intestate, the state names an executor and distributes the assets according to Connecticut’s laws of intestacy. Under the law, any outstanding debts are drawn from the estate and the remaining assets go to the decedent’s next of kin.
Implementing Strategies To Avoid Probate
Losing someone close to you is often a wakeup call that you should get your affairs in order as well. In addition to helping executors and other parties with probate, we can help your estate avoid probate through proactive estate planning strategies. Strategic planning can also go a long way toward preserving your assets for the next generation.
Receive The Probate Guidance You Need
You do not need to parse the law by yourself. You can rely on us to guide and counsel you. To request an initial consultation with a lawyer, please call our office at 203-429-0473 or send us an email. We are ready to assist you.