Into the great unknown. Estate settlement, estate liquidation and estate clean out in Fairfield County CT.

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Into the great unknown. Estate settlement, estate liquidation and estate clean out in Fairfield County CT.

No two estate settlements are alike. But, the overall goal is usually the same, get the financial picture in order, clear out and clean up the estate and repair and prepare it to be sold. Ah yes, but the getting there....half the fun? Not in this case. Estate to be liquidated in Fairfield County CT.This is no scenic drive along the coast to Disney World. This is the the mysterious "ESTATE SETTLEMENT ZONE".

When an executor or trustee gets the call that a loved one or client has passed away, they will soon be entering into the great unknown. Generally speaking, this is not their home, not their property and, not their accumulated possessions. Sure it may be a dad, mom or uncle's estate, but chances are, much time has passed since this was a place they easily recognize.  Unless the previous resident(s) had the presence of mind to create detailed lists of important dates, contacts, receipts, financial information and other vital data, the person who is now responsible for all this will be flying blind. Add to this the possibility that they are from "out of town" and have few community contacts, and you have blind flying over unfamiliar terrain. Tough to land under these conditions.

Are the valuables, valuable information, valuable keys and passwords all there at your disposal?  Was the previous resident an ardent collector of some obscure yet priceless things that look like nothing to the untrained eye? Did a young Pablo Picasso owe you grandfather some $$$ and settle the debt with a few paintings he had sitting around?
Was Jimmy Hoffa last seen in the backyard? Has there been any routine maintenance done to the house and systems, ever? Are there service contracts for A/C, heating, snow removal and landscaping? Who knows. That information may be buried in the ground. It's up to those responsible to find it.
Fairfield County CT. estate clean out

There is no easy way to get this done. One needs to roll up their sleeves and do a thorough room by room. box by box search. It is a time consuming arduous slog that must be done if all the available information is to be gleaned from the cluttered masses of "stuff". Once located and cataloged the pathway to closing down and cleaning out the Fairfield County CT. estate is much easier to navigate.

We at Turning Point Estate Services don't claim to have all the answers at our fingertips, (but we WILL find them). Like I said, no two estate settlements are alike. But, we have been through this before and have a good idea about how to make the process go as smoothly as possible. WE can help you when you are lost and overwhelmed. 

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Into the great unknown. Estate settlement, estate liquidation and estate clean out in Fairfield County CT.

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Fireplace in WiltonPeter Schattenfield
Managing Partner
Turning Point Estate Services LLC
Wilton, CT 06897
(203) 388-8092 (office)
(203) 550-2199 (cell)

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  • We oversee and coordinate every aspect of the process with a comprehensive package of services tailored to the individual client.
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Ginny Gorman
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It is as you say Peter it is not a Disney zone going through this process and who better to handle it for anyone we can refer to you ...then you!

Jul 14, 2011 03:23 PM #1
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Peter Schattenfield
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Ginny, I am ready an willing to help my fellow man. A little assist can make the process seem less overwhelming.

Jul 15, 2011 01:15 AM #2
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I believe that I am fortunate that I’ve never had to be the executor or trustee of an estate for anyone, and I hope I never have to. I have not heard good stories about the process.

Jul 17, 2011 05:21 AM #3
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Peter Schattenfield
Turning Point Estate Services LLC - Wilton, CT
Estate Dissolution and Preparation (203)388-8092 CT.

Russel, Our company was founded after going through the process for a relative a few years back . The recurrent theme was , there has got to be someone we can call to help with this. There was not. Business opportunity!!.

Jul 18, 2011 01:41 AM #4
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Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
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My mom has me down as the executor of her estate but I think she’s going to outlive me. She’s the most active 76-year-old I’ve ever seen.

Jul 19, 2011 12:38 PM #5
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Peter Schattenfield
Turning Point Estate Services LLC - Wilton, CT
Estate Dissolution and Preparation (203)388-8092 CT.

Jim, Good for her. The longer you can avoid the process the better. 

Jul 19, 2011 01:21 PM #6
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Hey, Peter – Don’t give up. Just do a short post each day and inundate Google with your name.

Jul 24, 2011 05:10 AM #7
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Peter Schattenfield
Turning Point Estate Services LLC - Wilton, CT
Estate Dissolution and Preparation (203)388-8092 CT.

Russel, Thanks for the encouragement. I will try to focus a bit each day on the writing.

Jul 25, 2011 01:11 AM #8
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Happy Monday!

Jul 25, 2011 03:35 AM #9
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Happy Tuesday!

Jul 25, 2011 10:29 PM #10
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Peter Schattenfield
Turning Point Estate Services LLC - Wilton, CT
Estate Dissolution and Preparation (203)388-8092 CT.

Russel, Nothing motivates like snoozing Meerkats and gooey eyed camels. 

Jul 26, 2011 02:44 AM #11
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Stephen Howell
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Peter ... seeing home snow home in Fairfield Connecticut was chilling ... what can I say ... it was another 90-plus degree day here in Annapolis Maryland.  I promised Rocky (my dog) that I wouldn't complain when we went walking in January if he wouldn't complain when we went walking in July.

Seriously, from Picasso to Hoffa, I'm sure you've seen it all.  Estate settlement services are probably more in demand than I imagine.  I'm sure you can tell some interesting tails!!!

Aug 02, 2011 11:30 AM #12
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Peter Schattenfield
Turning Point Estate Services LLC - Wilton, CT
Estate Dissolution and Preparation (203)388-8092 CT.

Stephen, This past winter was especially brutal up here. I was just down in DC this past weekend with my wife and kids. 104 friday on the Mall. 

I will say I have come across a number of interesting situations in the Estate settlement business.

Aug 02, 2011 01:30 PM #13
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