Estate of Martha Jones

Joseph Michael Pankowski Jr

Practice Area:Probate

Outcome:Distribution of estate assets to rightful heirs

Description:I served as the Conservator for Martha Jones (whose name has been changed to protect her privacy) for several years until her passing. Sadly, she advised me that she had no relatives. Following her death, I was appointed as the Administrator of her estate. A significant nationwide search was undertaken which revealed that Ms. Jones actually had two half-siblings, who were each entitled to one-half of her estate. Unbeknownst to Ms. Jones, her father had had a "winter-spring" romance late in life, resulting in the two heirs to her estate. By finding the heirs, I was able to avoid having to transfer the assets of Ms. Jones to the State of Connecticut.