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 AdobeStock_86207800-300x158Note: For additional information on conservatorship, please read our introductory post, What Is a Conservatorship? and the follow up, Applying for Conservatorship in Connecticut.

Deciding to conserve a loved one is a complex and sometimes painful process. You want the best care and quality of life for the people you love, but it can be daunting to consider the intervention and support of external parties.

Because application for conservatorship requires the involvement of the court, it’s important to understand how the court evaluates your loved one’s situation and capacity as well as what means you have to appeal the decision the court makes.

smbolo de dinero impulsado por toberas de coheteConnecticut probate fees on settling estates – a legal process that determines the authenticity of Wills and the administering of a deceased’s assets –have risen substantially.

Connecticut previously had a cap of $12,500 on probate court fees, regardless of the value of the estate. This maximum fee was reached with an estate of  $4,754,000.

Now, with the new legislation, the fee has been increased on estates worth more than $2 million so that the rate on the amount in excess of $2 million is increased from .25% to 0.5% of the excess. Continue reading

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