Efficiently Guiding Clients Through Connecticut’s Probate Process
When someone passes away in the state of Connecticut, their estate — depending on its size — may go through probate. Probate is a court-supervised process that allows for the distribution of a deceased person’s properties and assets.
At Beebe and O’Neil, we understand the difficulties our clients face when they have just lost someone close to them. To that end, we strive to assist clients through the probate process as efficiently as possible. We know you have a lot on your mind as it is, and believe that clearing the legal hurdle of probate is a task best left to a trusted estate planning attorney.
Probate Can Get Drawn-Out And Prohibitive
During probate, all estate-related business stalls until the existence of a valid will is determined and all relevant parties receive notification. However, if no testamentary documents exist, probate can become a long and costly process.
The following reasons and others can cause additional expenses and delays:
- Numerous court filing fees
- Potential legal disputes
- Interference from the judge
- Collections and inventory of all assets
- Appraisal of the estate
Without a will, the court will need to appoint an executor to settle the decedent’s debts and divide, as well as distribute, their estate to heirs and beneficiaries. For the process to go as smoothly and quickly as possible, it is best to enlist the services of a lawyer.
Avoid Further Delays By Hiring An Attorney Today
When you attempt to navigate probate on your own, you risk prolonging the process. Having a knowledgeable probate attorney helps facilitate the process. Let the experienced attorneys at Beebe and O’Neil guide you every step of the way. We assist our clients with filing all the necessary paperwork and defending any claims made against their deceased loved ones’ estates.
Our attorneys will work diligently to help free up the estate from probate court in a timely manner. Advance your case by calling our office in Norwich at 860-222-2021 or filling out our online form today. We offer free initial consultations.