The general answer to this question is that yes, creditors can attempt to recover their claims from the beneficiaries of the estate if they did not recover from the estate during Connecticut probate.
However, there are at least a couple of exclusions to this rule that you should be aware of...
1) recipients of family allowances or spousal support during CT probate are not "beneficiaries" according to the statute;
2) beneficiaries ofnon-probate assetsare not included as "beneficiaries" subject to these claims.
It is important to recognize that this does not mean that creditors won't attempt to collect debts from you.
There is a difference though between what a creditor is entitled by law, versus what they will try to do after Connecticut probate. If you have questions about probate in Connecticut, click here to visit our website for my contact information.
If you are being harassed by creditors after probate of a loved one, then visit our Connecticut debt relief website.