Do You Have To Go Through Probate?

How do you know whether or not you’ll need to go through probate? The process of properly handling inherited property can be confusing if you’re not familiar with the relevant laws and legal procedures. While there are unique elements to each case, there are some basic guidelines that are universally applicable. The role of probate in CT and when it applies Probate is the process for settling an estate under court supervision. It’s designed to serve as a protection against fraud by freezing the estate’s assets until a judge can confirm that everything is in order with the Will, beneficiaries, and creditors. Not all estates need to go through full probate. For instance, in Connecticut, if the decedent’s solely-owned assets include no real property and are valued at less than $40,000 – which is the state’s “small estates limit” – then the estate can be settled without full probate, under a much shorter and…

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