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Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in New Canaan

Experienced Connecticut Trusts and Estates Attorney

With 35 years of experience, trusts and estates attorney Sperry A. DeCew possesses in-depth knowledge about all aspects of trusts and estate issues, including:

  • Estate planning
  • Estate tax issues
  • Executorship duties
  • Guardianship
  • Living wills
  • Living trusts
  • Probate
  • Probate disputes
  • Wills – drafting and execution

Estate planning

We can advise you on the best approach to your estate planning.  We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, supporting personal philanthropic causes, and protecting your loved ones.  We can draft a Will that reflects your desires, as well as establish a Living Trust if deemed beneficial to your estate.


Our extensive knowledge about the Connecticut Probate Court can be utilized to guide you through the complex process of probating a Will and we are committed to assisting executors with every step, including:

  • Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
  • Filing the Will with the appropriate Probate Court in Connecticut
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Valuating the estate
  • Managing and liquidating assets as appropriate
  • Paying taxes and other debts
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Estate administration

Probate disputes

When disputes occur between beneficiaries, we successfully represent your interests.  We have the expertise to challenge invalid Wills or to defend valid Wills against any improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries.  Skillful mediator, and litigator, Attorney DeCew can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or fastidiously pursue your rights in court when necessary.

Contact a meticulous estate planning attorney, Sperry A. DeCew,

serving clients in New Canaan and throughout Connecticut.  Call us at 203-966-6019 or contact us online to schedule your appointment.