The Probate Process in Connecticut

After the death of a loved one, many legal details need to be addressed, such as validating the will, appraising property, paying estate debts and distributing assets. The process of addressing these legal issues is called estate administration. In most cases, this process needs to be completed under the guidance of a probate court.
It is highly advisable for families to seek legal guidance after the death of a loved one to help with the probate process. Complex forms must be filled out. Important deadlines must be met. And you must adhere to strict legal procedures. With the right legal representative, the probate process can be handled in an efficient manner, and you will have a much better understanding of what to expect.

Helping you Navigate Probate and Estate Administration

Attorney Paul Ganim has been serving estate administrators and executors in Connecticut for nearly 25 years. He is also an elected Probate Judge in Bridgeport, a position he has held since 1998. (Due to his appointment, Paul Ganim cannot represent probate clients in Bridgeport; however, he does represent families in all other probate courts in the state, including those in Fairfield, New Haven, Stamford, Norwalk, Trumbull, Westport, Easton, Monroe, Wilton and Redding. If you need a probate attorney in Bridgeport, we can refer you to competent counsel.)
As your legal counsel, we will help you at each stage of the probate process. If you are an estate executor, we will help you understand your fiduciary duties. If you are a beneficiary, we can help you understand your inheritance rights.
We also offer a range of additional probate and estate services that include:

Estate Administration

Including management of estate affairs, notification of beneficiaries, paying creditors and paying estate taxes.

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Probate Litigation

Including claims against the estate, breach of fiduciary duty, will contests and trust litigation.

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Estate Planning

Including the drafting and review of wills, trusts and conservatorships.

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