Connecticut Probate Form JD-JM-60

Affidavit/consent To Termination Of Parental Rights (Rev. 7/11)

Everything you need to know about Connecticut Form JD-JM-60, including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related CT probate forms.

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About Affidavit/consent To Termination Of Parental Rights (Rev. 7/11)

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/consent To Termination Of Parental Rights (Rev. 7/11) 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:

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CT Form JD-JM-60, which may also referred to as Affidavit/consent To Termination Of Parental Rights (Rev. 7/11), is a probate form in Connecticut. It is used by executors, personal representatives, trustees, guardians & other related parties during the probate & estate settlement process.

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Atticus Fast Facts About Affidavit/consent To Termination Of Parental Rights (Rev. 7/11)

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Affidavit/consent To Termination Of Parental Rights (Rev. 7/11):

  • This form pertains to the State of Connecticut

  • The current version of this form was last revised on July 1, 2011

  • 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 ’s Form JD-JM-60 - Affidavit/consent To Termination Of Parental Rights (Rev. 7/11) up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form JD-JM-60

Step 1 - Download the correct Connecticut form based on the name and ID if applicable

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.

Step 2 - Complete the Document

Fill out all relevant fields in Form JD-JM-60, 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 JD-JM-60 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).

Step 3 - Have Form JD-JM-60 witnessed or notarized (if required)

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.

Step 4 - Submit Affidavit/consent To Termination Of Parental Rights (Rev. 7/11) to the relevant office

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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When Affidavit/consent To Termination Of Parental Rights (Rev. 7/11) is due

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.

5 reasons you should submit JD-JM-60 as quickly as possible:

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 JD-JM-60, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form JD-JM-60 Online

Affidavit/consent To Termination Of Parental Rights (Rev. 7/11) 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 JD-JM-60 - Affidavit/consent To Termination Of Parental Rights (Rev. 7/11) 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/consent To Termination Of Parental Rights (Rev. 7/11) 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.

View Form JD-JM-60

CT Form JD-JM-60, which may also referred to as Affidavit/consent To Termination Of Parental Rights (Rev. 7/11), is a probate form in Connecticut. It is used by executors, personal representatives, trustees, guardians & other related parties during the probate & estate settlement process.

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Did you know?

  • Form JD-JM-60 - Affidavit/consent To Termination Of Parental Rights (Rev. 7/11) 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.

Frequently Asked Questions about Affidavit/consent To Termination Of Parental Rights (Rev. 7/11)

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

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!

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:
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The Exact Text on Form JD-JM-60

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Connecticut Form JD-JM-60 - Affidavit/consent To Termination Of Parental Rights (Rev. 7/11). You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

In the matter of To 1. Print or type; this form must be filed with every consent termination. 2. Attach original to Superior Court form JD-JM-40 or Probate Court form PC-600 or PC-601. 3. This affidavit may not be executed by a mother within 48 hours immediately after the birth of her child. 4. If a minor parent is consenting to the termination of parental rights, a Guardian Ad Litem appointed by the court shall assure that the minor parent is giving an informed and voluntary consent. AFFIDAVIT/CONSENT TO TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS JD-JM-60 Rev. 7-11 C.G.S. §§ 17a-112, 45a-707, 45a-715; PA 11-240, Sec. 2 STATE OF CONNECTICUT SUPERIOR COURT COURT OF PROBATE www.jud.ct.gov Court use only Instructions , a person under the age of eighteen. I, the parent named above, voluntarily and knowingly consent to the termination of my parental rights. Termination means the complete severance by court order of the legal relationship, with all its rights and responsibilities, between the child and the child's parent or parents so that the child is free for adoption except it shall not affect the right of inheritance of the child or the religious affiliation of the child. Section 45a-707 of the Connecticut General Statutes (Inheritance rights cease upon adoption.) I understand that no action taken with respect to my consent to termination of my parental rights affects the parental rights of the other parent. I understand the termination of my parental rights to mean that I will no longer have the following legal rights and responsibilities on the effective date of termination: 1. the legal right to custody, guardianship or control of the child or youth; I will have no legal right to care for the child or youth or make any decisions on behalf of the child or youth; 2. the legal right to obtain the child's or youth's birth certificate; 3. the legal right to any state or federal benefits I may have been receiving for the child or youth; 4. the legal responsibility to support the child or youth and to pay for the child's or youth's maintenance, medical and other expenses, but I may be responsible for support of the child or youth until the effective date of the termination; 5. the responsibility to care for the child or youth or make any decisions on his or her behalf. Signed (Judge, Assistant Clerk, Notary Public, Comm. of Sup. Court) Signed (Parent) If parent is a minor, signature of guardian ad litem This is to certify that the above document was signed in my presence after it was read by me to the subscriber in the language understood by her (him) and that she (he) further stated that she (he) understood the contents of this consent and authorization for adoption. I have considered the following: 1. the child or youth will be legally free for adoption after the termination and I will have no right to notice of the adoption proceedings nor any right to participate in the proceedings; 2. as an alternative to the termination of my parental rights, the nature and extent of family and counseling services which may be available through an agency which could improve the relationship between the child or youth and me or reunite the child or youth with me; 3. the child's or youth's feelings and the emotional ties of the child or youth toward me; 4. the extent to which I may have been prevented from maintaining a meaningful relationship with the child or youth by actions of the other parent of the child or youth or any other person, or by my economic circumstances. 5. My consent today in the Superior Court for Juvenile Matters may permit the Department of Children and Families to seek to terminate my parental rights to another child of mine under the age of seven. It may seek to do so without giving me more than ninety (90) days to rehabilitate, if the child has been found neglected, uncared for or abused by the court. I am aware that the court must conduct a hearing before approving the termination of parental rights even if both parents consent to the termination. I am aware that the child or youth, upon reaching his or her 18th birthday, may have the right to information which may identify me or other blood relatives. This is to certify that the above document was signed in my presence after having been read by the subscriber, who stated that she (he) understood its contents. The Judicial Branch of the State of Connecticut complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need a reasonable accommodation in accordance with the ADA, contact a court clerk or an ADA contact person listed at www.jud.ct.gov/ADA. Docket number Superior Court Court of Probate Address of Superior Court For Probate District ofProbate district number or juvenile venue number Name of parent who is consenting to termination of parental rightsDate and time of birth of child/youth Subscribed and sworn to before me on (Date)At (Town)

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