Estate & Probate Law

Hartford County Probate Attorneys

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The loss of a family member is a sorrowful and distressing experience. Family members in mourning find it difficult to focus on the legal and financial aspects of their loved one’s estate. Even without the grief, dealing with the probate process can seem like an overwhelming burden. At The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman, our probate attorneys understand what a difficult time this is for our clients and their families. We offer sensitive, meticulous and cost-conscious support throughout the probate process to ensure your loved one’s will and the distribution of assets are handled correctly in the probate court. These legal matters are complicated. If you are facing the need for quality legal support, contact The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman today.

Legal support through the CT probate process

Probate is the court-supervised process of administering the estate of a deceased person, or decedent. When a person passes away, his estate, including the cash, bank accounts, home, real estate, personal property and all other assets, is distributed to beneficiaries as named and instructed by a will. If there is no will, then the property and assets are distributed to heirs according to the Connecticut laws of intestate succession. As experienced probate lawyers, the Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman assists beneficiaries and heirs at law with all aspects of the probate process:

  • Proving the validity of the will
  • Identifying and appraising property named in a will
  • Managing transactions
  • Preserving estate assets
  • Paying debts, funeral expenses, and taxes
  • Distributing assets according to the terms of a will or laws of intestate succession
  • Handling probate disputes and will contests

Cost of probate in Connecticut

The cost of probate in Connecticut includes probate fees and taxes that are fixed by law. These fees are based on:

  • Gross taxable estate for succession tax purposes
  • Inventory
  • Connecticut taxable estate
  • Gross estate for estate tax purposes

Probate costs may also include the fees of an executor or administrator, as well as attorneys’ fees, which are subject to approval by the probate court. Our attorneys provide efficient, cost-conscious representation to help keep the cost of probate down while offering high-quality service.

Cost-effective services from experienced attorneys

With over 35 years of legal experience, The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman provides the compassion and relief clients need after losing a loved one. To learn more about our probate services, please contact us for a free initial consultation.