2015 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 45a - Probate Courts and Procedure
Chapter 802b - Decedents’ Estates
Section 45a-452 - (Formerly Sec. 45-287b). When property escheats to the state. Procedure.
When a probate court cannot identify or locate the person entitled to a distribution of property from an estate or trust being administered by it, or when a probate court determines that no person is entitled to any property on hand for distribution, the probate court shall order distribution of such property to the State Treasurer as abandoned property in accordance with the provisions of part III of chapter 32. A probate court shall cause reasonable efforts to be made to identify and locate the person entitled to the property for distribution before ordering distribution as abandoned property. Nothing in this section shall prevent a court of probate from approving an agreement pursuant to section 45a-434 provided all undetermined or missing distributees are represented by counsel and any such agreement is signed by such counsel.
(1949 Rev., S. 7078; 1961, P.A. 540, S. 26; P.A. 80-476, S. 334; P.A. 95-316, S. 12.)
History: 1961 act specified that when no owner of estate can be found estate shall be presumed abandoned; P.A. 80-476 restated provisions; Sec. 45-296 transferred to Sec. 45-287b in 1981; Sec. 45-287b transferred to Sec. 45a-452 in 1991; P.A. 95-316 entirely replaced former provisions with probate procedure re distribution of abandoned property to State Treasurer.
See Secs. 3-57a, 3-59a–3-64a re presumption of abandonment of property or ownership interest in business.
Annotation to former section 45-296:
Cited. 141 C. 471.
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