Connecticut Probate Form PC-907

Petition/paternity Claim (Rev. 10/19)

Everything you need to know about Connecticut Form PC-907, 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/paternity Claim (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/paternity Claim (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:

Atticus Fast Facts About Petition/paternity Claim (Rev. 10/19)

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Petition/paternity Claim (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 Connecticut’s Form PC-907 - Petition/paternity Claim (Rev. 10/19) up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form PC-907

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-907, 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-907 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-907 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/paternity Claim (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/paternity Claim (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-907 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-907, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form PC-907 Online

Petition/paternity Claim (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-907 - Petition/paternity Claim (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/paternity Claim (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.

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Did you know?

  • Form PC-907 - Petition/paternity Claim (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/paternity Claim (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-907

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Connecticut Form PC-907 - Petition/paternity Claim (Rev. 10/19). You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

Petition/Paternity Claim PC-907 Page 1 of 2 CONNECTICUT PROBATE COURTS Petition/Paternity Claim PC-907 REV. 10/19 RECEIVED: Instructions: Probate Court Name District Number Persons to Whom Notice Should Be Given (Names, addresses and relationships to child. C.G.S. section 46b-172a) In the Matter of (Name and address of child) Place and Date of Child’s Birth (or month and year of expected birth) Mother (Name, address and telephone number) Mother’s Date of Birth Claimant/Putative Father (N ame, address and telephone number) Putative Father’s Date of Birth ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Petitioner, if putative father deceased (Name, address and telephone number) Putative Father’s Date of Death, If Deceased 1)Any person claiming to be the father of a child born out of wedlock may use this form to petition the court to establish that he is the father of the child pursuant to C.G.S. section 46b-172a. 2)If the putative father of the child born out of wedlock is deceased, a person with a sufficient interest in establishing paternity for the decedent may file the petition with the court. 3)For a child born on or after July 1, 1997, a petition to establish paternity may only be filed in the Probate Court if there is no other person listed as the father on the child’s birth certificate. 4)The petition should be filed in the probate district in which either the mother or the child resides, together with the JD-FM-164, Affidavit Concerning Children. 5)Contact the court regarding payment of service of process fees. 6)Type or print in ink. Use an additional sheet, or PC-180, if more space is needed. Is there another man listed as the father on the birth certificate? Petition/Paternity Claim PC-907 Page 2 of 2 CONNECTICUT PROBATE COURTS Petition/Paternity Claim PC-907 REV. 10/19 If the putative father is deceased, state the petitioner’s interest in establishing the paternity of the putative father. THE PETITIONER REPRESENTS that: The last known addressessof the mother and child are listed above. He is the father of the above-named child and will offer evidence of his paternity. He understands that the claim for paternity shall be admissible in any action for paternity brought under C.G.S. section 46b-160 and shall bar him from denying his paternity of the chi l d. By filing this claim, he acknowledges liability for contribution to the support and education of the child after its birth and for contribution to the pregnancy-r elated medical expense of the mother. The putative father is deceased, and the petitioner will offer evidence of his paternity. The petitioner further represents that to the best of his or her knowledge and belief: The minor child has resided has not resided in Connecticut continuously for the last six months. There is a proceeding is not a 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. THEREFORE, the claimant/petitioner requests that: The court determine that the claimant/putative father is the father of the child. The court change the name of the child to: _______________________________________________ The representations contained in this petition are made under penalty of false statement. Signature of the Claimant/Petiti oner___________________________ Date______________________ Was the mother married at the time of the child’s birth? (If yes, list name and address of that spouse.) (If yes, list name and address.) Yes Yes No No

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