Connecticut Probate Form PC-505

Petition/appointment Of Permanent Guardian (Rev. 10/19)

Everything you need to know about Connecticut Form PC-505, 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 Petition/appointment Of Permanent Guardian (Rev. 10/19)

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.

Petition/appointment Of Permanent Guardian (Rev. 10/19) 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:

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CT Form PC-505, which may also referred to as Petition/appointment Of Permanent Guardian (Rev. 10/19), 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 Petition/appointment Of Permanent Guardian (Rev. 10/19)

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Petition/appointment Of Permanent Guardian (Rev. 10/19):

  • This form pertains to the State of Connecticut

  • The current version of this form was last revised on October 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 ’s Form PC-505 - Petition/appointment Of Permanent Guardian (Rev. 10/19) up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form PC-505

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 PC-505, 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-505 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 PC-505 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 Petition/appointment Of Permanent Guardian (Rev. 10/19) 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 Petition/appointment Of Permanent Guardian (Rev. 10/19) 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 PC-505 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 PC-505, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form PC-505 Online

Petition/appointment Of Permanent Guardian (Rev. 10/19) 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-505 - Petition/appointment Of Permanent Guardian (Rev. 10/19) 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.

Petition/appointment Of Permanent Guardian (Rev. 10/19) 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.

View Form PC-505

CT Form PC-505, which may also referred to as Petition/appointment Of Permanent Guardian (Rev. 10/19), 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 PC-505 - Petition/appointment Of Permanent Guardian (Rev. 10/19) 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.

Frequently Asked Questions about Petition/appointment Of Permanent Guardian (Rev. 10/19)

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:
What they do & secrets to succeeding
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The Exact Text on Form PC-505

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Connecticut Form PC-505 - Petition/appointment Of Permanent Guardian (Rev. 10/19). You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

C ONN ECTICUT PROBATE COURTS Petition/Appointment of Permanent Guardian PC-505 REV. 10/19 RECEIVED: Instructions: 1) A guardian appointed by the Probate Court or a person who has filed a p etition for removal o f the parent as guardian may use this form to petition for the appointment o f a permanent guardian . 2) 3) 4) Probate Court Name District Number In the Matter of (Minor’s name and address) Hereinafter referred to as the minor child Place of Birth of Minor Child Birth Date of Minor Child Tribe and Reservation of Minor Child, if an Indian Child as defined by 25 U.S.C. section 1903 (Name and address) Petitioner (Name, address and telephone number) Petitioner is: A guardian of the person of the minor child previously appointed by the court. A person who has filed a petition for removal of guardian, in a proceeding before this court. A parent who is the sole guardian of the minor child, the other parent having been removed as guardian. Parents of Minor Child (For each parent, list name, address, telephone number, date of birth, whether in military service of United States or Allied Nation (50 U.S.C. section 3931), Indian tribe and reservation, if a member as defined by 25 U.S.C. section 1903, and whether the parent is legally incompetent.) 1. a. Relationship to minor child: b. Date of birth: c. In military service of US or Allied Nation Yes No d. Indian tribe and reservation: e. Legally incom petent Yes No ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. a. Relationship to minor child: b. Date of birth: c. In military service of US or Allied Nation: Yes No d. Indian tribe and reservation: e. Legally incompetent Yes No _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Petition/Appointment of Permanent Guardian PC-505 Page 1 of 5 CONFIDENTIAL 5) The peti tion should be filed in the court for the probate district in which a petition for the removal of guardian is filed or with the Probate Court that previously appointed the guardian of the minor child. Also file Confidential Sheet, PC-505CI, with confidential social security numbers. Contact the court regarding payment of service of process fees and, if applicable, payment of newspaper notice publication. For more information, see C.G.S. section 45a-616a and the Probate Court Rules of Procedure, rule 40. Type or print in ink. Use an additional sheet, or PC-180, if more space is needed. Petition/Appointment of Permanent Guardian PC-505 REV. 10/19 If a parent listed above is a minor or legally incompetent, list the parents or guardian/conservator for the parent. (Include the name, address, telephone number and relationship.) 1. 2. The mother was removed as guardian of the person of the minor child by the Probate Court, District of ________________________ by decree dated_______________. The father was removed as guardian of the pers on of the minor child by the Probate Court, District of ________________________ by decree dated_______________. A petition to remove the mother/father as guardian of the person of the minor accompanies this petiton for appointment of a permanent guardian of the person of the minor child. The petitioner alleges that the whereabouts of the parents is unknown. The last-known address of the parents is: The following efforts have been made to obtain the current address for the parents: Guardian of the person, if not a parent or the petitioner (For each guardian, list name, address, telephone number and date of appointment as guardian.) The petitioner further represents that to the best of his or her knowledge and belief: There is a proceeding is no proceeding pending or contemplated in Connecticut or any other state affecting the custody of the minor child. There has been a proceeding has not been a proceeding in the past in Connecticut or any other state affecting the custody of the minor child. There is is not a current safety or service agreement between the Department of Children and Families and the parent/guardian of the minor child. There is is not a current protective order or restraining order involving any party. If so, please attach. The minor child is is not the subject of a pre-existing child support order. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Petition/Appointment of Permanent Guardian PC-505 Page 2 of 5 CONFIDENTIAL C ONN E CTICUT PROBA TE COURTS Petition/Appointment of Permanent Guardian PC-505 REV. 10/19 The petitioner represents that: The appointment of as permanent guardian of the person of the minor child is in the best interest of the minor child AND at least one of the following statements is true: __________________________________________________ consent(s) to the appointment of the permanent guardian. The child was abandoned by __________________________________________in the sense that the parent has failed to maint ain a reasonable degree of interest, concern or responsibility as to the welfare of the child. The child has been denied the care, guidance or control necessary for the child’s physical, educational, moral or emotional well-being, by reason of acts of parental commission or omission by____________________________. There has been a nonaccidental or inadequately explained serious physical injury to the child. There has been sexual molestation and exploitation, severe physical abuse or a pattern of abuse. There is no ongoing parent/child relationship, as defined in C.G.S. section 45a-717 (g), between the child and _____________________________ and to allow further time for the establishment or reestablishment of the parent/child relationship would be detrimental to the best interest of the child. The child is found to be neglected, abused or uncared for as those terms are defined under C.G.S. section 46b-120 AND has been in the custody of the Commissioner of the Department of Children and Families for at least 15 months, AND the parent,________________________________, has been provided specific steps to take to facilitate the return of the child to the parent pursuant to C.G.S. section 46b-129, AND the parent has failed to achieve such degree of personal rehabilitation as would encourage the belief that, within a reasonable time and considering the age and needs of the child, such parent could assume a responsible position in the life of the child. The child has been found in a prior proceeding by the Probate Court for the District of ________________________ or the Superior Court _______________________________ to have been neglected, abused or uncared for as those terms are defined under C.G.S. section 46b-120, AND the parent has failed to achieve such degree of personal rehabilitation as would encourage the belief that, within a reasonable time and considering the age and needs of the child, such parent could assume a responsible position in the life of the child. The child is under seven years of age AND is neglected, abused or uncared for as those terms are defined in C.G.S. section 46b-120, AND the parent, ______________________, has failed, is unable or is unwilling to achieve such degree of personal rehabilitation as would encourage the belief that, within a reasonable time and considering the age and needs of the child, such parent could assume a responsible position in the life of the child, AND such parent’s parental rights of another child were previously terminated pursuant to a petition filed by the Commissioner of Children and Families. The parent, ___ ____________________, has killed through deliberate, nonaccidental act another child of the parent OR has requested, commanded, importuned, attempted, conspired or solicited such killing OR has committed an assault through deliberate and nonaccidental act that has resulted in serious bodily injury of another child of the parent. The parent, ____________________________, committed an act or acts that constitute sexual assault as described in sections 53a-70, 53a-70a, 53a-70b, 53a-70c, 53a-71, 53a-72, 53a-72b or 53a-73a, and the assault resulted in the conception of the child. The parent, _____________________________, was adjudged guilty of sexual assault under section 53a-70, 53a-70a, 53a-70b, 53a-70c, 53a-71, 53a-72, 53a-72b or 53a-73a, and the assault resulted in the conception of the child. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Petition/Appointment of Permanent Guardian PC- 505 Page 3 of 5 CONFIDENTIAL CONNE CTICUT PROBA TE COURTS Petition/Appointment of Permanent Guardian PC-505 REV. 10/19 The petitioner further represents that: The minor child has resided with the proposed permanent guardian for at least one year. Adoption of the minor child is not possible or appropriate. The minor child is at least 12 years old and consents to the appointment of the proposed permanent guardian of the person. The minor child is under 12 years of age, and the proposed permanent guardian is a relative or is already serving as the permanent guardian of at least one of the siblings of the minor chld. The proposed guardian is suitable and committed to assuming the rights and responsibilities as permanent guardian for the minor child until the minor child reaches the age of majority. WHEREFORE, the petitio ner requests that the court appoint ___________________________________________________ as permanent guardian of the person of the minor child. The representations made in this petition are made under penalty of false statement. Signature of Petitioner Type or Print Name Date Proposed Permanent Guardians If appointed permanent guardian, I will accept the position of trust: Signature Type or Print Name Date of Birth Relationship to Minor, if any Address Telephone Number Date Signature Type or Print Name Date of Birth Relationship to Minor, if any Address Telephone Number Date ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Petition/Appointment of Permanent Guardian PC-505 Page 4 of 5 CONFIDENTIAL CONNE CT I CUT PR O B A T E COUR T S Petition/Appointment of Permanent Guardian PC-505 REV. 10/19 Consent to A ppointment of the Permanent Guardian I consent to the appointment of the above-named persons as permanent guardians of the minor child. I acknowledge that if a permanent guardian is appointed, I may not petition for reinstatement as guardian or petition to terminate the permanent guardianship, except if the permanent guardian becomes unable or unwilling to serve as permanent guardian of the minor. (Any consent of an incompetent or minor parent must be signed by a guardian ad litem. C.G.S. section 45a-621.) S ignature of Parent/Guardian Duly Acknowledged Before Me Type or Print Name Date Judge, Clerk, Notary Public, Comm. Sup. Ct. Signature of Parent/Guardian Duly Acknowledged Before Me Type or Print Name Date Judge, Clerk, Notary Public, Comm. Sup. Ct. Signature of Guardian ad Litem Duly Acknowledged Before Me Type or Print Name Date Judge, Clerk, Notary Public, Comm. Sup. Ct. Consent of Min or Child I, the undersigned minor child, being at least 12 years of age, consent to the appointment of the proposed permanent guardian. C.G.S. section 45a-617. Signature of Minor Child Duly Acknowledged Before Me Type or Print Name Date Judge, Clerk, Notary Public, Comm. Sup. Ct. CONFIDENTIAL CONNE CT I CUT PR O B A T E COUR T S ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Petition/Appointment of Permanent Guardian PC-505 Page 5 of 5

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