When a family member dies, dealing with his or her estate can feel overwhelming during your time of grief. Was there a will or trust? Who will notify the heirs? How do you pay estate debt? What about estate taxes? These are all important questions — and a qualified attorney can help you understand the answers.
To properly administer an estate, complex financial and legal requirements must be met. And in many cases, the probate court will be involved in the process. When you work with Ganim Legal, P.C., we will handle all of these moving parts so you don’t have to.
We offer comprehensive estate administration services that address the complete needs of our clients. Our competencies include:
- Validating wills
- Appraising property
- Notifying beneficiaries
- Paying creditors
- Paying estate taxes
- Advising estate administrators
- Advising trustees and fiduciaries
- Distributing non-probate assets
- Representation in probate court
If there is a conflict with a will, trust or the estate, we are also ready to represent you during probate litigation.
Our practice is led by Attorney Paul Ganim. He has nearly 25 years of legal experience and has been an elected Probate Judge in Bridgeport for more than 15 years. Due to his judicial role, Paul Ganim cannot represent clients whose matters appear before the Bridgeport Probate Court (but we can refer you to another law firm that can help). However, our lawyers practice before all other probate courts in Connecticut, including those in Fairfield, New Haven, Stamford, Norwalk, Trumbull, Westport, Easton, Monroe, Wilton and Redding.
We invite you to contact our estate administration lawyer at 203-864-6625 for a free consultation. During our first meeting, we can give you a high-level overview of the estate administration process and what to expect. Attorney Paul Ganim will also take the time to answer any questions you may have.