Your spouse just passed away, and everything your spouse owned had a joint or beneficiary designation. All of your spouse’s assets go to you without having to go through probate first.
End of story, right? Not exactly.
Did you know that you still have to file paperwork with the probate court? At the very least, a Connecticut estate tax return must be filed, even if no tax is due. Not filing can cause problems for you down the road, and here’s why. Continue reading