2018 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 45a - Probate Courts and Procedure
Chapter 802h - Protected Persons and Their Property
Section 45a-635 - (Formerly Sec. 45-55). Removal by foreign guardian of ward's personal property.
(a) When any personal property in this state belongs to any person residing out of this state who has a guardian, trustee or other legal custodian of his estate, appointed under the laws of the place of his residence, the custodian may apply in writing to the court of probate of the district in which the principal part of the property in this state is located, alleging: (1) That he has been legally appointed custodian in the jurisdiction in which the person to whom the property belongs resides; and (2) that he has therein given a probate bond valid according to the requirements of such jurisdiction, and security thereon, or an increase in an existing bond and security, in an amount equal to the value of all such property of the person to be removed from this state; and (3) that a removal of the property from this state will not conflict with the terms and limitations by which the person owns it.
(b) If the probate court finds the allegations true and the applicant files in the probate court for record an exemplified copy of the record of the court by which he was appointed, the probate court may, after a hearing upon the application, upon such notice as it orders to the person having the property in his custody and to the owner of the property, and after proof that all known debts chargeable against it and contracted in this state have been paid or satisfied, appoint the applicant to be guardian, conservator or trustee of such estate without further bond. The probate court may authorize the person having the property in his custody to deliver it to the applicant, who may demand, sue for and recover it and remove it from this state.
(1949 Rev., S. 6862; P.A. 80-227, S. 6, 24; 80-476, S. 112.)
History: P.A. 80-227 clarified provisions re bond, added reference to increases in existing bonds and security and required that bond be equal to value of estate rather than double its value, effective July 1, 1981; P.A. 80-476 divided section into Subsecs. and rephrased provisions, substituting references to property for references to estate; Sec. 45-55 transferred to Sec. 45a-635 in 1991.
See Sec. 45a-477 re foreign trustee's custody of trust estate and re probate court's jurisdiction over trusts created by nondomiciliaries.
Annotations to former section 45-55:
Scope of section; property may be turned over without order of court; liability of surety on bond in this state where property not turned over. 75 C. 414; 80 C. 119. Application under section not a condition precedent to payment to foreign fiduciary. 138 C. 17.