There are eight grounds to terminate parental rights in Connecticut Probate Court. In my experience, the most common is abandonment. By definition, abandonment occurs when a parent has failed to maintain a reasonable degree of interest, concern or responsibility as to the welfare of their child. They key word is “maintain” since the parent must…

Will contests in Connecticut Probate Court usually involve the one or more of the following: 1. Lack of testamentary capacity. Did the decedent understand what property was being disposed and who was to receive the property? The argument here is that the decedent was not of sound mind and memory when he/she executed the will….

These are the most common grounds to terminate parental rights in Connecticut: 1. Abandonment. This occurs when a parent has abandoned the child by failing to maintain a reasonable degree of interest, concern or responsibility as to the welfare of their child. 2. Failure to rehabilitate. Rehabilitation refers to whether or not the parent has…

Guardianship of a child in Connecticut includes the authority to make major decisions affecting the child’s education, welfare and medical treatment. The process of removing a parent as a child’s guardian, starts with an Application filed in the Probate Court. The Probate Judge usually requests the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to conduct an…

What types of cases does the Fairfield Probate Court decide? In general terms, there are three categories of cases: 1. Cases involving the welfare of children. The Court has the authority to remove an unfit parent as the guardian of their child. In cases involving extreme neglect or abuse the Court also may terminate parental…

    When someone passes away in Connecticut, the local Probate Court oversees the estate. In short, the Probate Court makes sure debts are paid and property is distributed to beneficiaries (if there is a will) or to heirs (if there is no will). Sounds easy enough and for many estates it is relatively straightforward….

Probate Courts in Connecticut have exclusive jurisdiction to handle stepparent adoptions. We know that many stepparents have a parent like relationship with their spouse’s child. They spend lots of time together and do all the things those parents and children enjoy. The child loves and trusts the stepparent and even calls them “mom” or “dad.”…

    Many people can represent themselves in Probate Court. After all, the surroundings of a Probate Court in Connecticut are more comfortable and relaxed than other Connecticut courts. Probate hearings are usually held in conference rooms at the local Town Hall. There is no audience, no jury, the judge does not wear a black…

  Guardianship of children includes the authority to make major decisions affecting the child’s education, welfare and medical treatment. In Connecticut, birth parents (whether or not married) are automatically the joint guardians of the child. Therefore, both parents have equal rights and responsibilities with respect to the child unless a court decides otherwise. The process…

Three courts decide matters of temporary custody in Connecticut: 1. Juvenile Court. The Department of Children and Families (DCF) file Orders of Temporary Custody (OTC) in Juvenile Court. When DCF files an OTC, they request temporary custody of child and then place the child in foster care or with a relative. For DCF to assume…

Page 2 of 3 1 2 3

© 2018 by Brian D. Kaschel Law Office. All rights
reserved. Disclaimer l Site Map l Privacy Policy l
Website by Six7 Marketing

logo-footer