Probate Court is the court in charge of ensuring the authenticity of a Will and that distribution of the assets defined in the Will are made in an appropriate and timely manner. In addition, Probate Court oversees the approval and ongoing effectiveness of certain legal, financial, and medical stipulations as set forth in Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, and Health Care Directives, and Guardian/Conservator Decrees.

Generally speaking, Probate Court is as patient with laypersons attempting to navigate the Court’s complex procedures and requirements as it is exacting of attorneys doing the same. However, approaching Probate matters without the skills and knowledge of an experienced attorney can be quite costly, both emotionally and financially.

Here at the Law Offices of L. Sharon Pope, our attorneys are prepared to assist with Probate matters, eliminating the potential for additional confusion and worry during times of personal distress or bereavement.

Probate Articles

The Power of a Power of Attorney
Part two in a series about how to provide legal, financial, and personal protection for those with a significant disability.

Veterans and Surviving Spouses: Aid and Attendance Pension
This article explains how the Veteran`s Aid and Attendance Pension works, including how to calculate the likely amount for which you could qualify. However, it’s important to remember that there are many different kinds of Veteran`s benefits and this is only one.

Probate Documents

Veteran`s Aid and Attendance Pension
This article discusses how the Aid and Attendance Pension works for Veterans and Surviving Spouses.
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Client Questionnaire for Married or Single
Please download and fill out this Client Questionnaire and bring it to your first consultation. This is for both Married and Single clients.
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Probate Websites

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families.

State of Connecticut Probate Court
The state probate courts are also known as “family courts” because, in addition to overseeing decedents` estates and trusts, they handle a wide range of sensitive issues affecting children, the elderly, the mentally retarded, and the mentally ill.

Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
P&A is an independent State agency created to safeguard and advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities in Connecticut.

Academy of Special Needs Planners
The goal of the Academy of Special Needs Planners is to provide attorneys in this field with all the practice aids they need to successfully fulfill their clients` needs.