Probate is the legal process in which an estate’s assets are distributed and any remaining debts are paid off. We assist our clients at all stages of probate and estate administration. If you are the executor handling a will for someone who has passed away, we can guide you through the process of admitting the will to probate. If the person dies without a will (intestate), we determine the proper heirs according to the applicable Connecticut laws. We also assist with the rest of the probate process, including identifying and valuing the assets, determining how the assets will be distributed and filing the necessary Estate Tax Returns.
If the estate is large, there may be federal or Connecticut death taxes due. We will prepare the necessary estate tax forms and calculate the estate taxes owed. The lawyers at Reed Wilson Case understand the intricacies of probate law and are experienced with helping people through the long and confusing probate process. We represent clients at all of the Probate Courts in Connecticut, including Saybrook, which covers the towns of Old Saybrook, Essex, Chester, Deep River, Clinton, Westbrook, Killingworth and Haddam; Middletown, which covers Middletown, Durham and Middlefield; Guilford-Madison, which covers Guilford and Madison, Branford-North Branford, which covers Branford, North Branford and Northford, and East Haven-North Haven, which covers East Haven and North Haven.