Q: In CT, is it mandatory to notify non-beneficiaries? Sending me details of uncle excluding me seems cruel & unnecessary.
He was widower with no children, no surviving siblings - but his will clearly denoted which nieces/nephews benefit (he left nothing to two of us - as was his right). But it is raising old family trauma to be sent probate notices and the will details. I've been suicidal as result (I have PTSD). This is the third exchange, can I sue to make them stop hurting me or for the harm they're causing to my health? They claim "it's the law" - is it?
A: In Connecticut certain family members are required notice parties. That means by law they are required to let you know about the documents filed in probate court. If you write a letter to the probate court and your families attorney explaining that you do not want to receive any further notices they should be able to take you off the list. Given that you have provided informed consent.
As always waiving your right to notice is a major decision and you should speak with a lawyer before you do so. It is impossible to defend your interests without having notice of what is going on. That being said from a mental health perspective if you have already decided not to pursue any legal rights, that you may or may not have, then a letter to the court asking to be removed from all future distribution notices should work.
You can probably not sue them for it b. The probate process is always stressful on families. Try not to take it too personally and consider speaking with a therapist if it is causing you this level of distress.
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