2015 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 45a - Probate Courts and Procedure
Chapter 802b - Decedents’ Estates
Section 45a-283 - (Formerly Sec. 45-163). Executor to apply for probate of will. Penalty.

CT Gen Stat § 45a-283 (2015) What's This?

(a) Every person having knowledge of his designation in a will as an executor of a testator’s estate shall, within thirty days next after the death of the testator, apply for probate of the will to the court of probate of the district where the testator was domiciled at his death.

(b) Every such person neglecting to do so shall be fined not more than two hundred fifty dollars.

(1949 Rev., S. 6962; P.A. 80-476, S. 241; P.A. 84-294, S. 9; P.A. 12-80, S. 47.)

History: P.A. 80-476 divided section into Subsecs. and rephrased provisions; P.A. 84-294 amended Subsec. (a) by changing “last dwelt” to “was domiciled at his death”; Sec. 45-163 transferred to Sec. 45a-283 in 1991; P.A. 12-80 amended Subsec. (b) to replace penalty of a fine of not more than $100 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days or both with a fine of not more than $250.

Annotations to former section 45-163:

Appointment of debtor as executor does not release debt. 6 C. 129. Renunciation of executor may be implied. 16 C. 298; 27 C. 520; 49 C. 421. Cited. 34 C. 446. Incapable person may “dwell” within meaning of statute in some other district than that in which he resided when conservator was appointed. 48 C. 165. Cited. 63 C. 306; 67 C. 320. Offer of exemplified copy where original will of resident of this state has been probated in another as basis for ancillary administration. 77 C. 644. Duty of court to make decision as to residence of deceased. 86 C. 351. Public policy of establishment of every legally executed last will. 124 C. 100. Office of executor or administrator does not terminate during his lifetime unless he is removed. 151 C. 598. Cited. 152 C. 528; 156 C. 118; 194 C. 635.

Statute same as 4953 of the 1918 Revision although the alternative extended to the executor there has since been omitted. 14 CS 369. Cited. 20 CS 262.

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