§ 45a-250 Who may make a will
§ 45a-251 Making and execution of wills. Wills executed outside the state
§ 45a-257 Revocation of will
§ 45a-257a Failure of testator to provide for surviving spouse who married testator after execution of will. Determination of share of estate
§ 45a-257b Failure of testator to provide for children born or adopted after execution of will. Determination of share of estate
§ 45a-257c Marriage of testator terminated after execution of will. Provisions of will re former spouse revoked
§ 45a-257d Effect of provisions re revocation of will to be construed by probate courts
§ 45a-257e Revocation of will executed on or after October 1, 1967, and prior to January 1, 1997
§ 45a-257f Revocation of will executed on or after January 1, 1997
§ 45a-258 Devise or bequest to subscribing witness
§ 45a-259 Reference to document creating trust
§ 45a-260 Uniform Testamentary Additions to Trusts Act
§ 45a-261 Effect of devise of all real property
§ 45a-262 Words of inheritance apply to child born through A.I.D. and child of decedent conceived and born after death of decedent
§ 45a-263 “Majority” defined for wills executed prior to October 1, 1972
§ 45a-264 Reference to Internal Revenue Code
§ 45a-265 Gift to spouse; reference to federal provisions re estate tax and marital deduction
§ 45a-266 Encumbrances on property of decedent or on proceeds of insurance policy on life of decedent not chargeable against assets of decedent’s estate
§ 45a-267 Bequest of perishable property for life or years

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 802a

  • another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bequeath: To gift property by will.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Marital deduction: The deduction(s) that can be taken in the determination of gift and estate tax liabilities because of the existence of a marriage or marital relationship.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testatrix: The female counterpart of a testator.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.