Probate & Estates
Facing Probate Proceedings? Call Mark at (203) 877-9911
Dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult. Unfortunately, in addition to the emotional pain following the loss, there is the added stress of what to do with their property from a legal perspective. Attorney Mark DellaValle helps individuals in Norwalk, New Haven, Milford, Bridgeport, and all of Connecticut manage the probate process and settle the estate of their loved one.
New Haven Probate Attorney
The property the person owns upon death is known as the decedent’s estate. If the person had a will the assets will be distributed according to their wishes. If there is no will then family members will inherit the assets according to Connecticut’s intestate laws. While these laws are designed to pass property to heirs in a logical way, they rarely match the intent of the deceased individual.
The procedure to legally transfer ownership of the decedent’s property is known as probate. The probate court will appoint a fiduciary known as the executor if named in the will or an administrator if there was no will to represent the estate. To avoid this problem, many people will turn to an attorney to manager the process or assist the individual in charge of the estate. With a great deal of consideration for both the individual and their family, Norwalk probate attorney Mark DellaValle handles such matters with a high level of professionalism and courtesy.
To administer the estate certain documents must be filed with the Probate Court which include information regarding the amount of property in the estate and expenses owed by the estate. Final tax returns also need to be prepared and filed. These documents must be prepared correctly in order to avoid significant (and potentially expensive) problems that could slow down the process or result in an improperly administered estate. Before deciding to handle the probate process yourself, call Mark for a free consultation at (203) 877-9911. The process can become complicated quickly, requiring the assistance of an experienced attorney.
Connecticut Probate Lawyer with Free Consultations
If you need assistance with your loved one’s estate then contact the Law office of Mark DellaValle. Attorney DellaValle’s goal is to make the probate process go as smoothly as possible and settle estates in a time efficient and cost effective manner. Mark will listen to your concerns and determine the specific needs of your case, working with you to develop a plan of action that results in a well-settled estated.