Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Connecticut

How do informal probate procedures differ in testate versus intestate cases?

Asked on 7/21/11, 7:09 pm

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John Heffernan Heffernan Legal Group, LLP

What do you mean by "informal" probate procedures? Testate means there's a will. The will usually gives certain powers to the executor so the he/she doesn't have to go to probate court for permission to do everything. Intestate cases (where there is no will) usually require the administrator (that's what he/she is called when there is no will) to get a surety bond and to get court permission to do things.

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Answered on 7/22/11, 8:02 am

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