ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

Thorough and Efficient Handling of Probate, Trusts and Estates

If a loved one has passed away, the prospect of settling the person's estate can be overwhelming. The list of duties can be complex, time-consuming and sometimes contested. The Law Office of Franklin G. Pilicy, P.C., provides experienced and cost-effective estate administration services.

Our Watertown probate attorneys settle estates in Litchfield County, New Haven County, and the neighboring counties of Connecticut. We also serve out-of-state individuals who have been appointed to wind down the Connecticut estate of a family member or friend. We can assist the executor or administrator in fulfilling the statutory duties, or we can act as fiduciary and take care of everything.

Waterbury Attorneys for Estate Distributions and Probate Law

Our knowledgeable and helpful lawyers can guide you through every facet of estate administration:
  • Gathering assets
  • Obtaining valuations of assets
  • Liquidating assets and paying debts
  • Filing tax returns
  • Distributions to heirs
  • Reimbursement for administrative expenses
  • Reporting and accounting requirements  
Sometimes there are disputes or allegations of impropriety relating to the will itself or the actions of heirs or administrators. We represent any party in will contests and probate litigation.

Will Contests

A death in the family sometimes leads to disagreements over the deceased's wishes or allegations of wrongdoing. These disputes can get out of hand, causing family rifts and even leading to litigation.

We can often intervene to resolve these conflicts peaceably, but our attorneys are capable trial lawyers who can protect your legal interests or your good name in court if necessary.

We represent named beneficiaries, excluded heirs and fiduciaries (executor/administrator) on either side of contested wills and related conflicts:
  • Undue influence — conniving to change the will to one's favor
  • Lack of testamentary capacity — dementia, mental illness, etc.
  • Fraud — a fake or altered will
  • Misappropriation of assets
  • Valuation disputes
  • Breach of fiduciary duty — fraud, incompetence and self-serving actions by the executor
We approach these cases with due caution and sensitivity to avoid fanning the flames. However, we will stand up for the rights of our clients in contested probate court proceedings.

Law Office of Franklin G. Pilicy, P.C.

365 Main Street
Watertown, CT 06795

Phone: 860-274-0018
Fax: 860-274-0061
The attorneys and staff of the Law Office of Franklin G. Pilicy, P.C., strive to be accessible to clients, starting with a free consultation. One of our knowledgeable attorneys will meet with you one-on-one to discuss your concerns, your goals, your rights and your options in any legal matter. To find out how our lawyers can help solve your legal conflict or protect your interests, please contact our office by phone or by completing the form on this page, and we will contact you as soon as possible.
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