Trust and Estate Administration by a Danbury Law Firm Established in 1963
Assisting clients in Fairfield and Litchfield counties
While we handle the issues associated with the initial stages of organizing an individual’s assets and liabilities to minimize problems after his or her death, Collins Hannafin, P.C. also provides estate administration and litigation services to fiduciaries and beneficiaries during settlement of estates.
Trusts and estate administration simplified
After the decedent has passed, he or she leaves assets for distribution and liabilities to be satisfied. A personal representative, in the form of an executor or administrator, must settle the estate while complying with the terms of the will, if any, and with federal and Connecticut probate laws. Our attorneys can assist the estate executor or administrator in:
In creating a trust, the grantor gives the trustee a fiduciary duty to carry out the terms of the trust. A trust may be created during the life of the grantor or upon his or her death through a will or other testamentary document. Collins Hannafin’s estate attorneys advise trust beneficiaries, trustees and grantors regarding the creation of a trust, transfer of property from the grantor to the trust and distribution of trust income to the proper trust beneficiaries.
Contested wills, trusts and probate litigation
Parties other than personal representatives who have an interest in the trust or estate include beneficiaries, heirs, trustees and other fiduciaries. The Danbury lawyers at Collins Hannafin also represent parties who were left out and seek to enforce their interests in an estate during the administration phase or in subsequent litigation. Challenges to the validity of a testamentary document include:
Inquire today about litigation and settlement of probate and estate disputes
If you have an interest in real or personal property located in Connecticut subject to estate administration or probate, contact us online or by phone at 203-885-1938 to discuss your options. Our legal team serves Danbury, Ridgefield, New Milford, Bethel and surrounding areas.