Will contests seem to be increasing.  Recently I have seen scenarios involving spouses, children, grandchildren or others that were not sufficiently provided for or left out entirely. When there are questions about the legitimacy of the will then will contests ensue. Here are some of grounds to challenge a will in Connecticut: 1. Lack of…

The appointment of a Conservator in Connecticut must follow a detailed procedure. A recent case decided by the Connecticut Appellate Court clarifies the appointment and selection process of a third party (non-family member) Conservator by a Connecticut Probate Court. In Falvey v. Zurolo, a daugther applied to the Probate Court to be her mother’s Conservator….

What information exists concerning a child’s adoption in Connecticut? Probate Court files. Probate Courts in Connecticut have jurisdiction over adoption. The Probate Court files contain the identity of the biological parents but also the file has a study performed by DCF which has very detailed information surrounding the circumstances of the parents and the reasons…

What types of cases do Probate Courts in Connecticut decide? In general terms, there are three categories of cases: 1. Cases involving Estates. When someone passes away, the local Probate Court oversees the administration of the estate. The Court will appoint an executor. Beneficiaries will be identified so that property may be distributed pursuant to…

http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/28/an-end-to-gay-adoption Connecticut allows for same sex couples to adopt children. However, this was not always the case. Prior to 2000 Connecticut prohibited same sex couples from adopting. In 2000, Puiblic Act 00-228 “An Act Concerning the Best Interest of Child in Adoption Matters” was passed. This Act authorized a single parent of a child to…

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