2015 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 45a - Probate Courts and Procedure
Chapter 802b - Decedents’ Estates
Section 45a-449 - (Formerly Sec. 45-278). Property due person residing outside United States.
When it appears that a legatee, distributee, cestui or beneficiary not residing within the territorial limits of the United States of America or any territory or possession thereof would not have the benefit or use or control of property due him or that special circumstances make it desirable that delivery to him be deferred, any court of probate may in its discretion order: (1) That such legacy or distributive share be paid in whole or in part, to the executor, administrator, trustee or interested party for use by him in the purchase of goods such as food, clothing, medicine and the necessities of life to be sent to such legatee, distributee, cestui or beneficiary and that thereafter the executor, administrator, trustee or interested person account to the court indicating the purchase of such goods and forwarding the receipt for the same sent by said legatee, distributee, cestui or beneficiary; or (2) that such property be converted into available funds and paid to the State Treasurer, to be invested by him at his discretion and, together with any proceeds thereof, to be held subject to such further order as such court may enter, provided the reasonable fees, as allowed by such court, of the attorney for any such legatee, distributee, cestui or beneficiary whose funds are payable to the State Treasurer hereunder shall be considered a lien thereon and shall be paid by the fiduciary having such funds in charge to such attorney prior to payment to the State Treasurer.
(1951, 1953, S. 2946d; 1967, P.A. 781.)
History: 1967 act added provisions designated as Subdiv. (1) re payments to executor, administrator, etc. for use in purchase of food, clothing, medicine etc.; Sec. 45-278 transferred to Sec. 45a-449 in 1991.
Annotations to former section 45-278:
Cited. 153 C. 545. In absence of finding or offer of proof of power of attorney appellant claimed was given him by Lithuanian legatee whose funds were held by State Treasurer, order of Probate Court releasing funds to Lithuanian consul at request of legatee was affirmed. 156 C. 547.
Court held beneficiaries in Poland would have full use, benefit and control of inherited funds. 25 CS 187.
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