MISSING PROBATES

In certain instances, it is possible to insure a title that involves a missing probate. You must first review the Connecticut Standards of Title. If all the particulars of this title standard are met, you may usually issue a title insurance policy without taking exception for the missing probate.

It may still be possible to insure a title even if all of the requirements of the title standard are not met. This is usually true if the missing probate appears far back in the chain of title. In this case, however, it is necessary to take an exception for the missing probate. Then with specific authorization from the local office, you may provide affirmative insurance regarding this exception.

All such cases must be reviewed with the local office before any affirmative insurance may be given. The affirmative coverage is usually available only to lenders.