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Probate Court Fees in Connecticut

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At Heritage Law, we believe in complete transparency, and we want you to have a clear understanding of the fees and expenses associated with probate proceedings in Connecticut. Below, you’ll find a comprehensive overview of probate fees and expenses, as governed by state statute:

1. Probate Fees for Decedents’ Estates (C.G.S. section 45a-107):

Probate fees are established by state statute and are consistent throughout Connecticut. To estimate the probate fees for your estate, Connecticut Probate Courts offer a convenient online calculator, which you can access by selecting the “Decedent’s Estate” tab at the top of the page that appears after clicking here. This tool will provide you with an estimate of the costs associated with your probate proceedings probate fees for your specific estate.

It’s important to note that if probate fees remain unpaid, they accrue interest at a rate of 0.5% per month. This interest begins to accumulate either 30 days after the date of the invoice or, if a Connecticut estate tax return hasn’t been filed within the required timeframe, 30 days after the return’s due date.

2. Accounting Fees for Conservatorships, Guardianships, and Trusts (C.G.S. section 45a-108a):

For individuals involved in conservatorships, guardianships, or trusts, accounting fees apply. If these fees are not settled within 30 days of the invoice date, they will accrue interest at a rate of 0.5% per month.

3. Filing Fees (C.G.S. section 45a-106a):

Various probate court processes may incur filing fees. The specific fee amounts and requirements can vary depending on the nature of the filing. Our team can provide guidance on the applicable filing fees for your specific case.

4. Miscellaneous Expenses (C.G.S. section 45a-109):

Probate proceedings may entail miscellaneous expenses incurred during the administration of an estate or guardianship. These expenses can encompass a wide range of costs, and their specific nature and amount will depend on the unique circumstances of your case.

If you have questions or need further clarification regarding fees related to probate proceedings, please do not hesitate to contact Heritage Law. We are here to assist you in navigating the probate process and ensuring you have all the information you need to make informed decisions.