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inherited property

So You Inherited a Property. Now What?

Many families mistakenly believe that receiving an inherited property is as simple as listening to a reading of the Will and then that property magically belongs to you and you can do whatever you want with it. Sorry to burst that bubble, but a reading of the will is not a real thing – that’s…

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Britney Spears Guardianship

Britney Spears Case Puts Renewed Focus on Guardianships

Britney Spears’s legal fight to take back control over her personal and financial affairs has put a spotlight on the issue of guardianship. Full guardianship of an adult may be necessary for many individuals who are incapable of managing their own affairs. This may be due to dementia or intellectual, developmental or mental health disabilities.…

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probate bond ct

What Is a Probate Bond In Connecticut?

Say someone who owns individually-titled assets with no beneficiary designation passes away. Whether they have a Will or not, the deceased person’s estate has to go through probate. In some cases, a probate bond is required by a Probate Court in CT. A probate bond is an insurance policy to protect the estate of the…

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conservator of the person

Conservator of The Estate Vs. Conservator of The Person

There Are Two Basic Types of Conservatorships In Connecticut One to manage the conserved person’s financial affairs (Conservator of the Estate) and one to manage their personal affairs (conservator of the Person). The Probate Court may appoint two separate individuals to perform these roles or one person to oversee both. Conservator of The Estate The…

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benefits of a living trust

3 Simple Benefits Of a Living Trust

What Is a Living Trust? A living trust is an agreement in which a settlor (the person who creates the trust) appoints a trustee, to manage the assets within the trust, on behalf of the beneficiary or beneficiaries named in it. The beneficiary can be you or anyone else you name. It’s called a “living…

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Connecticut Probate Process For Dummies

If you are like most people, just the word Probate sounds so menacing that it can make your head spin. What is probate? Do you always go through probate when someone dies? Which assets get probated and which ones don’t? Do I need a probate attorney? How much does it cost? How long will it…

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