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What is Probate Court?
Probate courts in Connecticut are a separate division of the state judicial system. Link here for more information on the court system, http://www.ctprobate.gov/Pages/Welcome.aspx
- There are currently 54 Probate Courts in Connecticut.
- Probate judges in Connecticut are elected every four years.
- Probate Courts have jurisdiction over many matters including:
- probating wills and administration of estates
- overseeing testamentary and living trusts
- determining title to real and personal property
- construing the meaning of wills and trusts
- appointing guardians for persons with intellectual disability
- appointing conservators of the person and the estate of incapable individuals
- committing those suffering from mental illness, alcoholism, or drug addiction to an appropriate facility
- removing unfit parents as guardians of their children
- terminating the parental rights of parents who cannot fulfill their parental responsibilities
- granting adoptions
- granting name changes
- other matters
To Find Providers in Connecticut’s Community Resources Database:
SOURCE: Connecticut Judicial Branch Website
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: February2022