2015 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 45a - Probate Courts and Procedure
Chapter 802b - Decedents’ Estates
Section 45a-357 - (Formerly Sec. 45-230f). Optional notice procedures; effect of failure to present claim; discretionary extension of time; exoneration.
(a) A fiduciary may at any time give notice to any person such fiduciary has reason to believe may have a claim that, if such person fails to present any such claim to the fiduciary on or before a date specified in such notice which date shall not be less than ninety days from the date of such notice, such person will be forever barred from asserting or recovering on any such claim from the fiduciary, the estate of the decedent or any creditor or beneficiary of the estate. Such notice shall contain the name and address of the fiduciary to whom such claim must be presented. The fiduciary shall not be liable to any creditor, beneficiary or any other person for the decision of the fiduciary to use or refrain from using this optional notice procedure.
(b) Any creditor notified in accordance with subsection (a) of this section, who fails to present his claim to the fiduciary on or before the date specified in such notice shall be forever barred from asserting or recovering on such claim from the fiduciary, the estate of the decedent or any creditor or beneficiary of the estate. Any creditor who presents his claim on or before the date specified in such notice may not increase such claim following the expiration of such period.
(c) Any creditor who, through no fault of his own, has failed to present his claim within the time set forth in the notice given to said creditor pursuant to subsection (a) of this section may submit an application for an extension of time to file such claim with the Court of Probate within one hundred eighty days from the date of such notice. Upon such application, the Court of Probate may, upon hearing after notice, for cause shown, enter an order extending the time for such creditor to present his claim for a period of not more than thirty days from the date of such order, and no claim so presented shall be barred by the application of subsection (b) of this section; provided no such extension may be granted which would extend the period for presenting such claim beyond the date upon which the statute of limitations applicable to such claim, including any period of limitation established pursuant to section 45a-375, would otherwise have expired.
(P.A. 87-384, S. 5; P.A. 89-202, S. 2.)
History: P.A. 89-202 deleted former Subsec. (b) re notice to creditors by fiduciary as requested by beneficiary, relettered remaining Subsecs. and amended Subsec. (c) by adding prohibition of extension of time for presenting claim beyond statute of limitation of Sec. 45-230x; Sec. 45-230f transferred to Sec. 45a-357 in 1991.
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