Probating an estate is the process by which, after one's death, one's assets are legally transferred to family members and other beneficiaries. To administer probate, 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 25 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 Torrington, Bridgeport, Danbury and throughout the region.
The Several Steps Of The Probate Process
The individual tasked with carrying out probate — often referred to as the administrator — has a number of responsibilities. These include:
Given all the financial concerns and interested parties involved, it's easy to see that mistakes can be made. 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.