Probating An Estate Isn't Intuitive

Probating an estate is the process by which, after one's death, the deceased's assets are legally transferred to family members and other beneficiaries. The administration of an estate, however, is no easy task. In Connecticut, there are a number of procedures that one must follow in order for proceedings to go smoothly. The slightest mistake can lead to substantial delays, preventing beneficiaries from receiving their inheritance in a timely manner. Not infrequently, the mishandling of probate administration leads to a lengthy and contentious lawsuit.

At Cummings Law Firm, we can assist. Drawing on more than 30 years of estate planning experience, we help our clients through every step of probate, guiding them around the most common pitfalls and ensuring the process is conducted accurately and efficiently. With offices in Waterbury, we serve all probate districts throughout Connecticut.

The Several Steps Of The Probate Process

The individual tasked with carrying out probate — often referred to as the Administrator or Executor — has a number of responsibilities. These include obtaining the original Will and Death Certificate, burial expenses, hospital bills, all of the deceased bank and brokerage account statements, retirement benefits, notifying debtors and creditors of the death, and safeguarding real and personal property, among many other duties. In cases where the deceased left no will, the process becomes even more complex.

Attorney Jim Cummings provides his clients with sound guidance through all aspects of probate. He has helped numerous individuals and families through such matters, and is ready to help you, too.

Providing Help When You Most Need It

To learn more, or to speak with a lawyer, reach out to our firm today. You can call us at 203-754-7779, or contact us online. We're here to answer your questions and address your concerns.