My brother who had power of attorney and signs on my Dad's accounts prior to his death "just so happened" to be the sole beneficiary on both "passbook savings" accounts, checking accounts. He already distributed that money prior to first scheduled probate hearing without my... Read more »
answered on Mar 10, 2023
It is difficult to get a probate court to exercise jurisdiction over accounts passing by way of beneficiary designation. Such assets are technically "non-probate" assets. A separate action can, however, be brought in Superior Court for undue influence or lack of capacity in transferring... Read more »
Ok so if my dad dies and he has no written will but my name is on the house and the bank account with his does it have to go through probate for my siblings
answered on Mar 2, 2023
Joint accounts and real estate held jointly in survivorship do not require CT probate.
However, an estate tax return is due 6 months from date of death, but that is a different issue (See Form 706NT (nontaxable estate) and Form 706 (taxable estate).
To his home he bought in Puerto Rico.
answered on Jan 8, 2023
Your mother, if she was married to your father, would typically file a petition to be appointed as "Administrator" of your father's estate. This is done at the probate court for the town where your father resided at the time of death. A death certificate is required, as well as the... Read more »
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