Statutes and Statues

Connecticut’s Intestate Succession

  1. Connecticut’s Intestate Succession in Sec. 45a- 437 and 45a- 438 of the Connecticut


  1. If a decedent is survived by a spouse and issue
  • Spouse inherits the first $100,000 of your intestate property, plus ½ of the balance
  • Your descendants inherit everything else

In New York Law if decedent is survived by a spouse and issue the fifty thousand dollars and one half of the residue to the spouse, and the balance thereof to the issue by representation.

  1. If a decedent is survived by no spouse and issue
  • The parents inherits everything

In New York Law if decedent is survived by no spouse and issue, the whole to the issue, by representation.

2005 Connecticut Code Statute of Holographic Wills Sec. 45a -251 (Formerly Sec 45-161) Making and Execution  A will or codicil shall not be valid to pass any property unless it is in writing, subscribed by the testator and attested by two witnesses, each of them subscribing in the testator’s presence; but any will executed according to the laws of the state or country where it was executed may be admitted to probate in this state and shall be effectual to pass any property of the testator situated in the state.

In New York Law indicates N.Y. EPTL. LAW § 3-2.2 : NY Code – Section 3-2.2: Nuncupative and Holographic Wills In contrast to Connecticut laws of holographic wills, the State of New York does not honor and or validate holographic wills. Under EPTL sec 3-2.2, only permits three groups of people to validly make these wills which are: members of armed forces, military, active military duty during a war, civilians accompanying the armed forces during a war, and mariners.  In Connecticut compared to New York only two witnesses are only needed present during the time of the execution of a will.

The second largest population in Connecticut is Hartford. A law firm that specializes in probate/estate planning (a.k.a “Trust and Estates”) in the city Hartford Connecticut is  Simon J. Lebo Brown, Paindiris & Scott .LLP. The website is

The website to a real estate appraiser in the city Hartford, Connecticut is

The name and address of the court that handles probates in the city of Hartford Connecticut is Office of the Probate Court Administrator located 186 Newington Road West Hartford, CT 06110.

If a student wishes to earn an Associate or Baccalaureate degree in Paralegal Studies (or Legal Assistant Studies) in the city Hartford Connecticut they can attend University of Hartford where they offer Associate of Science or Bachelor Arts and or a Bachelor of Arts in University Studies with a Paralegal Studies Concentration, and Paralegal Certificate Program. These programs are approved by the Bar Association. The tuition is way more expensive compared to New York City College of Technology. The tuition is $16,379. The schools website is