Probate & Estate Planning in CT

Legal Assistance for Trusts, Wills and Probate

Start planning for your future, today. The team at GKL Law can help you with probate services, setting up a trust, writing a will or developing a plan for your assets after your death. We know that these decisions can be difficult for you to navigate on your own. Our knowledgeable and caring team of attorneys work with you to develop a customized plan that fulfills your personal wishes. 

Probate

When a family member passes away, those left behind face an array of necessary but intimidating legal steps and processes. If the decedent had a valid will in place, the process may be relatively straightforward from a legal perspective but still procedurally complex. The experienced team at GKL Law can help. 

Probate is a legal process for collecting assets and distributing them to the rightful heirs, settling debts of the decedent and wrapping up other affairs. The failure of an heir or representative to meet probate requirements can result in personal liability. You may benefit from basic legal guidance to interpret a will and determine what other estate planning tools and documents are in place. Based on these findings, you may also need probate representation. Our Connecticut probate attorneys will assess your situation honestly and with integrity, including offering a referral if you are facing potentially complex litigation or have other needs best met by another resource.

Estate Planning 

Estate Planning, at its most basic level, helps ensure that the right assets go to the right people. Trusts and wills are vehicles for Estate Planning which legally detail how your assets are distributed and handled in the event of your death. It’s critically important to have a plan in place that is legally binding and clearly laid out. This helps streamline an already emotional process for your loved ones. Without a legally binding plan, the State will have control of what happens to your assets.

We have extensive experience in probate and estate planning, including all forms of litigation affecting estates. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

GKL Law offers experienced legal representation and attorney services in Probate & Estate Planning. And while every case is different, here are a few commonly asked questions we get quite a bit.

It’s critically important to have a plan in place that is legally binding and clearly laid out. This helps streamline an already emotional process for your loved ones. Without a legally binding plan, the State will have control of what happens to your assets.

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