Connecticut Lawyers Practicing Civil Rights, Criminal Defense & Damage Claims on Behalf of Individual Citizens
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Hartford Connecticut Probate

Litigation Lawyers

Connecticut Lawyers Practicing in the area of Probate Litigation

Conservatorship Challenges; Will Contests; Fiduciary Violations and Elderly Issues

The probate lawyers at Spinella & Associates have a long history representing citizens involved in the CT probate system who have been treated unfairly. Citizens involved in the Connecticut probate process frequently need a strong legal advocate or probate lawyer to see to it that their rights are not abused by the process itself; that those having a fiduciary duty to them uphold such fiduciary duty; that investment of any money invested on their behalf be done prudently; that wills have been executed and are administered properly; and that the rights of the elderly, disabled, incompetent, and infirm be upheld in all instances.

Unlike nearly all probate lawyers who practice in Connecticut Probate law, our firm has an active probate trial practice where issues such as will contests and involuntary conservatorships are aggressively litigated in the trial courts as well as in the probate arena. We have pursued several cutting edge theories, such as the bringing of constitutional civil rights claims on behalf of wrongfully conserved parties.

A prime example of the commitment of the probate litigation lawyers at Spinella & Associates to probate issues is the representation of an heir who was unjustly conserved against his wishes in Connecticut. For several years, Spinella & Associates fought the State of Connecticut’s largest bank and most powerful law firm ultimately succeeding in restoring his property along with obtaining a substantial money damage award (see "About" Section of this website). Other pending CT probate contests involving significant property disputes, such as a pending matter involving illegal taking by a conservator, are described in our media and case description postings on this website.

Examples of Elderly Rights Areas of Practice in Connecticut

Examples of areas where the probate litigation lawyers at Spinella & Associates have acted to protect rights of elderly, handicapped or infirm persons are as follows:

  • Will contests and challenges to conservatorship of the person and estate
  • Involuntary commitments
  • Probate litigation
  • Imprudent investments by conservators of the estate and other breaches of fiduciary duty
  • Rights of the elderly and infirm
  • Preservation of assets
  • Violations of civil rights of elderly, handicapped or conserved persons
  • Nursing home abuses

In regard to non-litigated probate matters, such as in the area of Title XIX issues and estate planning for the elderly, Spinella & Associates is associated with legal counsel who have specialized backgrounds as certified accountants and prior employment with applicable public agencies who provide legal assistance to our clients.

To learn more about our experience and accomplishments as a Connecticut probate litigation lawyer and how we can assist you, call us at 860-728-4900.