Cummings & Lockwood

Wills in Connecticut

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Authors: Laura Weintraub Beck, Stefania L. Bartlett, and Andrew M. Nerney

This Practical Law Guide addresses Connecticut state laws and customs that impact wills, including: 

  • Key Statutes and Rules
  • Who Can Create a Will
  • Permissible Forms of a Will
  • Will Execution Requirements
  • Limitations on Gifts to Fiduciaries and Attorney Draftperson
  • Rights of Family Members to Inherit
  • Common Will Provisions
  • Executors and Trustees
  • Guardians
  • Changes to Will After Execution
  • Special Circumstances Regarding Gifts or Recipients
  • Lost Wills
  • Rules of Intestacy

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