What is Probate?
Probate is the court-supervised process of closing out a loved one’s estate after their passing. This is often done by gathering assets and distributing them to creditors and beneficiaries according to their Will or Connecticut state law.
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At Drazen Rubin Law, LLC, we understand the unique set of challenges that your family faces. Working through
estate administration can be a stressful, time consuming and costly burden on top of your grief.
That is why we offer a full-service approach to Probate and trust administration for clients throughout Connecticut. Our approach is designed to minimize headaches, quickly transfer assets, and ensure all legal requirements are satisfied within the appropriate deadlines. All of this is done with care and compassion during a difficult time.
Probate and Trust Litigation
We are also one of the few firms in Connecticut that handles contested probates and trust litigation. Probate litigation can be divided into four primary areas:
- Contesting documents based upon incapacity, undue influence, duress and/or fraud of the individual signing the trust or will
- Contesting actions of fiduciaries (trustees and executors) for breach of fiduciary duty or forcing fiduciaries to account for their actions
- Bringing actions to recover property that belongs to a decedent or an incapacitated individual
- Elder abuse causes of action, which can be brought in either civil or probate court
At Drazen Rubin Law, LLC, we use our experience to realistically evaluate the best course of action to be taken in complex probate litigation. This skill, combined with our ability to communicate with clients and opposing counsel, minimizes both the financial and emotional expense of litigation.
Drazen Rubin Law, LLC’s attorneys are licensed in Connecticut, New York, and Florida to assist families who may be facing dual probates for loved ones who spent summers in Connecticut or New York, and wintered in the Sunshine State.
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- Determining of the validity of the will
- Identifying and inventorying the deceased’s property
- Completing the appraisal of real or personal property
- Paying the decedent’s debts and taxes
- Distributing the remaining property in accordance with the will, or in accordance with Connecticut law (also known as Intestate Succession) in the absence of a will
*It is in your best interest to consult with an attorney to minimize the chance of legal complications when trying to avoid probate.