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Estate Planning and Probate

Alter & Pearson’s estate planning attorneys assist clients in the planning and administration of Connecticut estates. Alter & Pearson is knowledgeable and skilled in drafting and preparing estate planning documents including wills, irrevocable and revocable trusts, living wills, healthcare representatives and durable powers of attorneys. Our firm is experienced in evaluating clients’ assets and counseling them with respect to gifting, business succession, charitable giving and trust administration. We take pride in providing our clients with sound planning and the peace of mind that comes with having an estate plan in place. 


It is very difficult to maneuver the complex probate laws and system after the death of a loved-one. Our attorneys are very experienced with Connecticut probate law and the Connecticut probate process. We work in probate courts throughout Connecticut and are regularly hired to aid in the administration of complex estates. We often counsel executors and administrators who are unfamiliar with the probate process. Our attorneys can assist in the collection, valuation, accounting and ultimate liquidation of an estate’s assets. Clients appreciate our ability to move quickly through the process, relieving stress during a difficult time. 


Connecticut’s probate courts are tasked with assisting and monitoring individuals with special needs.  Whether you are faced with an aging adult or a child requiring extra care, we can help evaluate your options and guide you through the process of ensuring your loved ones are protected and cared for. Our firm works with families who are seeking the probate court’s assistance with Connecticut conservatorships and guardianships.


In some instances, conflicts and disputes arise in probate matters. Our firm is committed to aggressive representation of its clients in either the defense or prosecutions of claims such as estate mismanagement, breach of fiduciary duties, involuntary commitments, will contests, disputes amongst beneficiaries, objections to accountings and issues surrounding capacity.  Alter & Pearson’s trust and estate lawyers have the ability and resources to achieve results in the face of challenging circumstances. 

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