2018 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 45a - Probate Courts and Procedure
Chapter 802h - Protected Persons and Their Property
Section 45a-597 - (Formerly Sec. 45-60a). Payment by guardian or conservator of administration expenses of deceased protected person.

Universal Citation: CT Gen Stat § 45a-597 (2018)

(a) Upon the death of a minor with respect to whose estate a guardian has been duly appointed by a court of probate, has qualified and is acting as such, and upon the death of a person with respect to whose estate a conservator has been duly appointed, has qualified and is acting as such, if (1) the estate consists entirely of personalty and (2) the estate remaining in the hands of the guardian or conservator at the time of the death of the protected person is not more than sufficient to pay expenses incurred during the lifetime of the protected person and not paid as of the date of death, administration expenses necessary to the settlement of the fiduciary's final account and the funeral expenses, including the cost of a suitable monument and cemetery plot, then such guardian or conservator may pay such expenses and take credit therefor on his final account. The payments shall be subject to the limitations set forth in sections 17b-95 and 17b-300.

(b) If the estate is less than sufficient to pay all such expenses in full, the provisions of section 45a-365 as to order of payment shall govern.

(1967, P.A. 872; 1969, P.A. 650; 1972, P.A. 294, S. 38; P.A. 80-476, S. 105; P.A. 84-294, S. 6; P.A. 91-49, S. 3; P.A. 11-128, S. 7.)

History: 1969 act added reference to Sec. 17-300; 1972 act deleted references to Secs. 17-105 and 17-129 and added reference to Sec. 17-83g; P.A. 80-476 divided section into Subsecs. and rephrased provisions; P.A. 84-294 amended Subsec. (a) by rewording provision re payment of administration expenses; Sec. 45-60a transferred to Sec. 45a-597 in 1991; P.A. 91-49 amended Subsec. (a) by deleting phrase “who had been duly adjudicated incompetent by a court of probate and” and deleting references to “ward or incompetent” and substituting “protected person” in lieu thereof; P.A. 11-128 amended Subsec. (b) to substitute reference to Sec. 45a-365 for reference to Sec. 45a-392, effective July 1, 2011.

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