Everything you need to know about Connecticut Form PC-580, including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related CT probate forms.
There are all sorts of forms executors, beneficiaries, and probate court clerks have to fill out and correspond with during probate and estate settlement, including affidavits, letters, petitions, summons, orders, and notices.
Affidavit Of Closing/receipt And Release Of Guardian Of Estate Of A Minor (Rev. 4/19) is a commonly used form within Connecticut. Here’s an overview of what the form is and means, including a breakdown of the situations when (or why) you may need to use it:
Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Affidavit Of Closing/receipt And Release Of Guardian Of Estate Of A Minor (Rev. 4/19):
This form pertains to the State of Connecticut
The current version of this form was last revised on April 1, 2019
The official Connecticut source for this form is here.
Government forms are not typically updated often, though when they are, it often happens rather quietly. While Atticus works hard to keep this information about Connecticut’s Form PC-580 - Affidavit Of Closing/receipt And Release Of Guardian Of Estate Of A Minor (Rev. 4/19) up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.
Double check that you have both the correct form name and the correct form ID. Some Connecticut probate forms can look remarkably similar, so it’s best to double, even triple-check that you’re using the right one! Keep in mind that not all States have a standardized Form ID system for their probate forms.
Fill out all relevant fields in Form PC-580, take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in CT are long enough to begin with, and making a silly error can push your timeline even farther back. No thank you!
Note: If you don’t currently know all of the answers and are accessing Form PC-580 online, be sure to avoid closing the browser tab and potentially losing all your progress (or use a platform like Atticus to help avoid making mistakes).
Some States and situations require particular forms to be notarized. If you have been instructed to get the document notarized or see it in writing on the document, then make sure to hire a local notary. There are max notary fees in the United States that are defined and set by local law. Take a look at our full guide to notary fees to make sure you aren’t overpaying or getting ripped off.
This is most often the local probate court where the decedent (person who passed away) is domiciled (permanently resides) or the institution involved with this particular form (e.g. a bank). Some offices allow you to submit forms online, other’s don’t, and we while we generally recommend going in-person to expedite the process, sometimes that simply isn’t an option.
It’s also a generally good idea to establish a positive working relationship with any probate clerk (unfortunately there’s enough people & process out there making things more difficult and unnecessarily confusing for them), so a best practice is to simply ask the probate clerk proactively exactly how and where they’d prefer you to submit all forms.
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Different probate forms or processes can require different deadlines or response times for completing the appropriate form.
While some steps in the process are bound to specific deadlines (like petitioning for probate, having to submit an inventory of assets, or filing applicable notices to creditors and beneficiaries), many probate forms or processes are not tied to a specific deadline since the scope of work can vary based on situational factors or requirements involved.
Either way, there are a bunch of practical reasons why personal representatives should work to complete each step as thoroughly and quickly as possible when completing probate in Connecticut.
The sooner you begin, the faster Connecticut can allow heirs and beneficiaries to get their share of assets subject to probate. Acting promptly can also decrease the costs & overall mental fatigue through an otherwise burdensome process.
Helpful Context: What’s the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?
In general, creditors of an estate usually have around 3-6 months from the time you file notice to creditors to file any claims for debt against the deceased’s assets. If they don’t, then that debt is forfeited (and more importantly, the executor won’t be held personally responsible). So doing this sooner means you have a better idea of who is owed what and ensures you won’t get a surprise collector months later.
Not filing a will within 30 days (on average) could mean that the probate process proceeds according to intestate laws (laws that govern what happens to someone's stuff without a will) or is subject to unnecessary supervision by the probate court. And if you aren't directly related to the deceased (a.k.a. next of kin), this could also mean you lose your inheritance.
It’s important to file any necessary state tax returns on behalf of the deceased or estate by the following tax season in Connecticut. If you don’t, you could owe penalties and interest. This also includes any necessary federal tax returns such as Forms 1040, 1041, or even a Form 706 estate tax return.
If a house in the State of Connecticut is left empty (or abandoned) for a while, insurance can get dicey. For example, if the house burns down and no one has been there for a year, an insurance company may get out of paying your claim.
If you’re not using Atticus to get specific forms, deadlines, and timelines for Connecticut probate, then try and stay as organized as possible, pay close attention to the dates mentioned in any correspondence you have with the State’s government officials, call the local Connecticut probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form PC-580, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.
Affidavit Of Closing/receipt And Release Of Guardian Of Estate Of A Minor (Rev. 4/19) is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.
It may also be available through some Connecticut probate court sites, such as . In order to access the latest version, be updated with any revisions, and get full instructions on how to complete each form, check out the Atticus Probate & Estate Settlement software or consider hiring a qualified legal expert locally within Connecticut.
While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form PC-580 - Affidavit Of Closing/receipt And Release Of Guardian Of Estate Of A Minor (Rev. 4/19) f using any other site or resource in order to avoid having to re-complete the form process and/or make another trip to the Connecticut probate court office.
Affidavit Of Closing/receipt And Release Of Guardian Of Estate Of A Minor (Rev. 4/19) is a .pdf, so opening it should be as simple as clicking “View Form” from within the Atticus app or by clicking the appropriate link found on any Connecticut-provided government platform. Once you’ve opened the form, you should be able to directly edit the form before saving or printing.
Form PC-580 - Affidavit Of Closing/receipt And Release Of Guardian Of Estate Of A Minor (Rev. 4/19) is a probate form in Connecticut.
Connecticut has multiple types of probate and the necessary forms depend on the unique aspects of each estate, such as type and value of assets, whether there was a valid will, who is serving as the personal representative or executor, and even whether or not they also live in Connecticut.
During probate, all personal representatives and executives in are required to submit a detailed inventory of assets that must separate non-probate assets from probate assets.
Probate in Connecticut, especially without guidance, can take years to finish and cost upwards of $14,000.
What is probate, exactly?
Probate is the government’s way of making sure that when a person dies, the right stuff goes to the right people (including the taxes the government wants).
All of that stuff is collectively known as someone’s “estate”, and it’s the job of the executor or personal representative to fill out all the forms and complete all the required steps to formally dissolve the estate.
To get instant clarity on the entire probate process and get an idea of the steps, timeline, and best practices, read the Atticus Beginner’s Guide to Probate.
Where can I get help with Probate?
The best place? Create an account in Atticus to start getting estate-specific advice.
You may need a lawyer, you may not, and paying for one when you didn’t need it really hurts. Atticus makes sure you make the best decisions (plus you can write it off as an executor expense).
We’ve also created a list of other probate services. Be sure to check it out!
What does a CT executor or personal representative have to do?
An executor is named in someone’s will, and if the deceased didn’t have a will, then the spouse or other close family relative usually steps up to fulfill the role. If no one wants to do it, then a judge will appoint someone.
The executor is responsible for the complete management of the probate process, including major responsibilities such as:
Creating an inventory of all probate assets.
Filling out all necessary forms
Paying off all estate debts and taxes
Submitting reports to the court and beneficiaries as requested
And much more. This process often stretches longer than a year.
For an idea of what separates executors who succeed from those who make this way harder than it should be, visit our article, Executors of an Estate:
What they do & secrets to succeeding.
Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Connecticut Form PC-580 - Affidavit Of Closing/receipt And Release Of Guardian Of Estate Of A Minor (Rev. 4/19). You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.
Affida vit of Closing/ Receipt and Release of Guardian of Estate of a Minor PC-580 REV. 4/19 CONNECTICUT PROBATE COURTS Affidavit of Closing/Receipt and Release of Guardian of Estate of a Minor PC-580 Page 1 of 2 RECEIVED: Instructions: 1) A guardian of the estate of a minor shall file this form not later than 30 days after completing distribution of all assets on hand to the minor once the minor has turned 18 years old. The minor may also use this form to acknowledge receipt of assets held by the guardian. 2)The guardian shall send a copy of this form to each party and attorney of record and certify to the court that it has been sent. 3)For more information, see Probate Court Rules of Procedure, section 36.12. 4)Type or print the form in ink. Use an additional sheet, or PC-180, if more space is needed. Probate Court Name District Number In the Matter of (Name, address and telephone number) Hereinafter referred to as the minor Minor&#x26;#x2019;s Date of Birth Guardian of the Estate (Name, address and telephone number of each guardian) Date of Appointment Date of Appointment I hereby make return under penalty of false statement that all monies and property of every description in the guardian&#x26;#x2019;s hands and control have been paid over and distributed to the minor who is entitled thereto according to the orders of the court, and that so far as the guardian has any knowledge, the estate of the minor is now fully administered and settled. The guardian further certifies that the following is a true and complete statement of any transactions since the end of the accounting period of the guardian&#x26;#x2019;s final financial report or account on file, including, but not limited to, the disposition of (a) the reserve shown on the final financial report or account; (b) any additional income and/or assets received subsequent thereto and not reflected therein; and (c) amounts disbursed from the reserve and additional income and assets: None Second Sheet, PC-180, schedule or separate accounting is attached hereto. Affid avit of Closing/ Receipt and Release of Guardian of Estate of a Minor PC-580 REV. 4/19 CONNECTICUT PROBATE COURTS In the Matter of Affidavit of Closing/Receipt and Release of Guardian of Estate of a Minor The representations made in this affidavit of closing are made under penalty of false statement. Signat ure of Guardian of the Estate Type or Print Name Date Signat ure of Guardian of the Estate Type or Print Name Date Certification I certify that a copy of this affidavit of closing was sent to the following persons: Name and Address RECEIPT AND RELEASE I, hav ing attained the age of majority according to law, hereby acknowledge and declare that I have received from the guardian of the estate named above full satisfaction and payment of all sums of money and other property belonging to me. I hereby release the guardian named above declaring myself satisfied and paid as specified above. The representations made herein are made under penalty of false statement. Signatur e of Minor Type or Print Name Date ACCEPTED AND ORDERED TO BE RECORDED Date Judge/Clerk PC-580 Page 2 of 2