Estate Administration in Fairfield County
Experienced Probate Counsel
When you pass away, you will leave a puzzle. The pieces of the puzzle consist of clues and records related to your assets, obligations, personal effects, loved ones and secrets. Estate administration is the process of making sense of the puzzle with the goal of passing all the important things that you leave behind to the people and causes you care about most. You will be relying on your most trusted family members, friends, and professionals to figure it out. The work of your Executors and Trustees will require attention to detail, persistence and specialized knowledge. Your Executors and Trustees will need knowledgeable and experienced professionals to guide them through the process.
From advising Executors and Trustees regarding payment of debts and taxes to the distribution of estate assets to beneficiaries, CME’s attorneys can guide you through all of the following estate administration matters:
- Probate court filings which track a decedent’s assets from date of death through the final distribution
- Hearings in the probate courts
- Important post-mortem tax planning, including disclaimers, tax elections, and retirement account distribution requirements
- Preparation of fiduciary income tax returns
- Fiduciary accounting services
- Implementing trusts that wills may require
Why Clients in Fairfield County and Western Connecticut Choose Chipman Mazzucco Emerson
It is difficult to face the complexities of estate settlement when someone close to you has passed away. CME attorneys understand that you need caring, responsive guidance with a focus on keeping the process as simple as possible while avoiding pitfalls and taking advantage of tax and other planning opportunities.
In addition to advising Executors and Trustees, we also advise and represent beneficiaries of estates and trusts regarding their rights and remedies if losses arise from breaches of fiduciary duties. If you are involved in a fiduciary dispute, we try to negotiate prompt and fair resolutions. If that isn’t possible, we will advance all appropriate arguments for you before the probate court and in all other appropriate forums.
Our estate administration team has experience handling a wide variety of controversies and can represent you in all Connecticut Probate and Superior Courts, United States Tax Court, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, and the Court of Federal Claims.
Tailored Legal Solutions
We strive to find the optimal solution for each unique situation. We are well aware of conventional approaches, but we also think outside the box.
Highly Competent Legal Guidance
We will analyze your situation thoughtfully and investigate the relevant law thoroughly to devise a creative solution, customized for your situation.
Responsive and Accessible
We pride ourselves on responding promptly to every inquiry as we recognize that your time is valuable and that your needs are immediate.
Deep Bench of Attorneys
At our firm, our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience, each able to bring their unique knowledge and skillset to your case.