Connecticut probate is a unique system that functions on a town by town basis with locally elected judges that serve independent of the Superior Court system. After the recent consolidation of Courts, many Judges now serve more than one area. For example, Hamden and Bethany merged their courts and the court located in Hamden serves both towns. An application for most probate matters is appropriately filed in the town where the person in question resides. There are 54 different courts in Connecticut, and each one serves their specific areas.
More information on the probate court system can be found here: Official Connecticut Probate Website
Probate court handles matters such as wills, conservatorships, individuals with intellectual disabilities, issues relating to trusts, commitments, adoptions, children’s guardianship matters and name changes, among others.
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