Probate and Estate Administration in Norwalk
Connecticut's Probate Court ensures that a will is valid, not produced under undue influence, and that the estate is ready to be distributed properly. If there is no will, then the estate will be distributed according to Connecticut statute. Ask Kimmel & Kimmel, LLC about guiding your family through the process.
Probate Court handles almost all estates regardless of size. The process is simpler with smaller estates, but even with an estate under $20,000 transfer of title must be done correctly. For example, tax clearance certificates may be necessary for beneficiaries to dispose of the property as they wish.
Estate administration is the process of locating heirs and distributing the estate according to the wishes of the decedent. If you have been designated a "personal representative" by the decedent, you may have the responsibility to participate in this process. Many people are intimidated by this responsibility, but with our help, disputes can be avoided and the process can proceed as rapidly as possible.
You can help ensure that your wishes are followed after your death by putting certain instruments into effect. These tools can also ensure that your wishes are followed if you become incapacitated and unable to make your own decisions regarding your healthcare, finances, and living arrangements.
We can explain the advantages and disadvantages of each document, as well as help you decide how to best plan for the future. Having an estate plan will also benefit your family after your death because it often makes the probate process simpler and quicker.
Contact the Probate Administration Lawyers at Kimmel & Kimmel, LLC
We offer free initial consultations in all cases, as well as early morning and late evening appointments for your convenience. For assistance with estate planning tools such as a power of attorney, or for help through the probate process, contact Kimmel & Kimmel, LLC. We can be reached by phone at 203-803-2942, or through the intake form on our Contact Us page.