Category Archives: Estates and Trusts

Video Blog: Connecticut Responds To New Probate Fee

To speak with an experienced probate law attorney, please contact the experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 or at JMaya@Mayalaw.com. Welcome to MayaLaw: your access to all the information you didn’t know you needed to know. In January of 2015, Connecticut implemented a substantial increase to decedent estate fees. The substantial leap in taxation […]

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Connecticut Dubbed “Worst State to Die” in Wake of New Probate Costs

To speak with an experienced probate law attorney, please contact the experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 or at JMaya@Mayalaw.com. In the past year, Connecticut has gained a national reputation as a bad place to die. Now state lawmakers are being asked to do something about it. If they don’t, some trust and estate […]

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2016 Brings Dramatic Change to Connecticut Probate Fee

To speak with an experienced probate law attorney, please contact the experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 or at JMaya@Mayalaw.com. When the new fiscal year began on July 1, Connecticut’s method of funding the probate courts changed dramatically — and for the worse. The new state budget cuts general fund support for the probate […]

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Connecticut Guardianship Requirement Challenged After Mother Uses Funds for Tuition

To speak with an experienced probate law attorney, please contact the experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 or at JMaya@Mayalaw.com. A parent of a minor child may not receive or use any property belonging to the minor in an amount in excess of $10,000, unless the parent is appointed guardian of the minor child’s […]

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Connecticut Court Stands By Strict Probate Appeal Deadline

To speak with an experienced probate law attorney, please contact the experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 or at JMaya@Mayalaw.com. In the case of Corneroli v. D Amico, a party appealing to the Superior Court from the Probate Court is required to commence the appeal by filing it with the Superior Court clerk within […]

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Understanding Connecticut Probate Fees and Taxation

To speak with an experienced probate law attorney, please contact the experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 or at JMaya@Mayalaw.com. What are Connecticut legislators thinking? On one hand, they put in a new $20 million estate tax cap that sure seems like a naked bid to keep hedge funders in the state. You’d have […]

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Video Blog: An Introduction to Connecticut Probate Law

To speak with an experienced probate law attorney, please contact the experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 or at JMaya@Mayalaw.com. Connecticut Probate Law: Wills, Heirs, and Estate Administration Welcome to MayaLaw: your access to all the information you didn’t know you needed to know. The following video outlines the first steps of estate administration […]

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New Connecticut Law Removes Probate Fee Cap

To speak with an experienced probate law attorney, please contact the experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 or at JMaya@Mayalaw.com. Connecticut has implemented changes to its transfer tax and probate laws that affect nearly every decedent leaving even a modest estate via will or nonprobate transfer (such as a revocable trust). A new $20 […]

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Your Alternatives to Connecticut Probate: An Overview

To speak with an experienced probate law attorney, please contact the experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 or at JMaya@Mayalaw.com. Connecticut Probate court proceedings (during which a deceased person’s assets are transferred to the people who inherit them) can be long, costly, and confusing. It’s no wonder so many people take steps to spare […]

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Connecticut Man Steals $1.2 Million From In-Law’s Estate

To speak with an experienced probate law attorney, please contact the experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 or at JMaya@Mayalaw.com. A Groton man has been charged with stealing more than $1.2 million from the estate of his deceased in-laws. Local sources report that 68-year-old David Burrell is charged with first-degree larceny. He is free […]

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