HELPING YOU NAVIGATE PROBATE & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION
Attorney Paul Ganim 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 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).
If you hire us as your legal advisors, we will assist you throughout the probate process. If you are the person responsible for managing someone’s estate (executor), we will explain your legal duties. If you are a beneficiary, we can help you understand your rights to inherit what was left to you.
WE also offer other legal help related to probate and estate matters, such as:
Dealing with the estate of a deceased family member can be overwhelming. Questions about the existence of a will or trust, notifying heirs, managing estate debt, and addressing estate taxes can weigh heavily on your mind. A qualified attorney can provide the guidance you need to navigate these important questions.
At Ganim Legal, P.C., we understand everything involved in dealing with an estate after the loss of a loved one. We take care of all the intricate financial and legal requirements, including working with the probate court when necessary. Our comprehensive estate administration services encompass a wide range of needs, such as:
- Validating wills
- Appraising property
- Notifying beneficiaries
- Paying creditors
- Settling estate taxes
- Advising estate administrators
- Guiding trustees and fiduciaries
- Distributing non-probate assets
- Representing clients in probate court if conflicts arise regarding wills, trusts, or the estate
Leading our practice is Attorney Paul Ganim, a seasoned legal professional with nearly 25 years of experience. With over 15 years as an elected Probate Judge in Bridgeport, his expertise in probate matters is unparalleled. While we do not represent clients whose matters are before the Bridgeport Probate Court, we serve all other probate courts in Connecticut, including Fairfield, New Haven, Stamford, and many others. Rest assured that when you work with us, you’ll receive personalized and dedicated representation to navigate estate administration.
Losing someone you care about is tough, and it can get even harder when there are problems with the will, trust, or estate. These problems might include creditors wanting money from the estate, family members disagreeing about the validity of the will, or beneficiaries feeling like the person in charge of the estate hasn’t done their job properly. But don’t worry at Ganim Legal, P.C., we’re here to help, no matter what situation you’re facing.
Disputes Involving Wills, Trusts, And Estates
During your first meeting with Attorney Paul Ganim, he will carefully go over your legal situation and give you advice on the best ways to resolve your probate dispute. Our dedicated team will work hard to make sure your case is settled fairly and in accordance with the law, while also protecting your rights. We believe that mediation can often lead to good outcomes, but if an agreement can’t be reached, we’re ready to represent your case in court.
Our experienced lawyers handle a wide range of probate litigation matters, including claims against an estate, breaches of fiduciary duty, disputes over wills, and problems with trusts. Attorney Paul Ganim is well-known for his work in probate and probate litigation. However, because he currently serves as an elected Probate Judge in Bridgeport, he cannot represent clients with cases in that court. But don’t worry, we can refer you to another attorney who can help. Our law firm offers comprehensive legal representation for clients appearing in all other Connecticut probate courts, including Fairfield, New Haven, Stamford, Norwalk, Trumbull, Westport, Easton, Monroe, Wilton, and Redding.
Protecting your rights and giving you the assistance you need are our top priorities. Whether you want to start probate litigation or need a strong defense, please contact our law firm at (203) 903-3100. We offer free consultations to prospective clients so you can learn more about how we can help you.
Taking care of the debts and taxes of a deceased family member is an important responsibility for the executor or administrator of the estate. It’s crucial to settle any outstanding debts or taxes using the assets of the estate before distributing them to beneficiaries.
If you need a lawyer in Connecticut to handle estate taxes, we encourage you to reach out to our law firm at (203) 903-3100. We can provide guidance and ensure that estate debts and taxes are properly paid while protecting you from personal liability.
Planning for the end of your life involves important elements like: having a will, trust, conservatorship, and power of attorney in place. These measures ensure that you have control over your assets and can decide who will receive them when you’re gone. Without clear instructions, the distribution of your assets would be determined by state laws. Your loved ones would also have to handle complicated forms, strict deadlines, and legal procedures during an already emotionally challenging time.
End-of-life planning is a complicated and sensitive matter. Health care directives and powers of attorney give you a voice and allow you to communicate your wishes even if you become unable to do so. By having these documents in place ahead of time, you relieve your loved ones from the burden of questioning your intentions.
Paul Ganim, an experienced estate planning attorney, has been providing personalized representation for almost 25 years. He takes the time to understand each family’s dynamics and identify their specific needs and goals. Based on this understanding, he tailors strategies to best achieve those objectives, ensuring that your estate plan is customized to your unique situation.
In probate court, Mr. Ganim continues his dedicated advocacy to ensure that the wishes of the deceased are properly carried out. He guides his clients through the probate process while striving to minimize conflicts within the family.
To discuss your specific estate planning needs, contact Bridgeport estate planning lawyer Paul Ganim and his staff at (203) 908-3100 or by filling out our contact form. We offer a free consultation to address your concerns and provide guidance.
TEN REASONS YOU NEED A PROBATE LAWYER
Hiring a lawyer is important to protect the estate from legal claims that can come up during the probate process, like creditors demanding payment or challenges to the validity of a will. That’s why having an experienced attorney like is crucial. With Ganim Legal’s help, you can ensure that the wishes of the deceased are respected and followed as they intended. We provide the necessary protection to safeguard the estate and make sure everything is handled properly.