Supporting your right to citizenship, inheritance, and more

Do you need to prove the identity of a relative whose name was changed?

To establish your eligibility for citizenship in another country such as Italy or Spain you will need to establish that you are descended from one or even several your ancestors who likely passed away many years ago. It is also likely that your ancestors name(s) are incorrectly reflected on public documents. This is quite common due to the anglicization of immigrant’s names, particularly in the first half of the 20th century.

While some states have what is called a “One and the Same Affidavit” Connecticut has no such provision. At the Law Offices of Charles L. Kurmay, we were the first to develop a streamlined and effective process to rectify the identities of your ancestors to remove this obstacle from your path in obtaining citizenship abroad in the Connecticut courts.

How is Ancestor Rectification important?

The benefits of accurately establishing the identify of your ancestors will allow you to:

  • Claim Citizenship: Our services enable you to establish eligibility for claiming citizenship in your ancestor’s home country, particularly in Spain or Italy. This can open up new opportunities for travel, work, and connection with your cultural roots.
  • Enjoy Peace of Mind: Our experienced team of legal professionals will guide you through the entire process, offering local and personalized support and expertise to
    alleviate any concerns or uncertainties.

We have the resources and expertise to assist clients in navigating the intricate process of verifying and documenting their family lineage, ante mortem, particularly involving individuals who have appeared under multiple names in differing public records even generations prior to you.

Our services and expertise

Citizenship Eligibility Assessment
We can also assist in evaluating your eligibility for claiming citizenship in your ancestor’s home country based on the acquired information and specific laws and regulations. Particularly when seeking Spanish or Italian citizenship, the Law Offices of Charles L. Kurmay is able to provide helpful and local guidance and support throughout the citizenship application process.

Citizenship Application Coordination and Support
Through the relationships that the Law Offices of Charles L. Kurmay maintains with legal and genealogical professionals in the United States and abroad, we can help you throughout your citizenship journey. This includes obtaining your ancestors’ public records that your claim to citizenship is founded upon, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, adoption papers, court records, naturalization records and death certificates. We can also help you rectify inconsistencies in those public records which must be in proper working order for your citizenship application to succeed.

International Inheritance Proceedings
The Law Offices of Charles L. Kurmay offers representation in international inheritance matters and property disputes. Our attorneys will work closely with you to ensure your interests are protected, both here and abroad.

Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case.

Connecticut Roots, International Capabilities

In addition to our capabilities in ancestor rectification and citizenship law, the Law Offices of Charles L. Kurmay also has experience and expertise in a variety of other areas, including:

  • International estates and inheritances
  • International real estate purchases
  • Complex multinational litigation

At both our Milford and Madison locations, our attorneys offer resources to address international legal matters.

If you have any questions or concerns about any of these matters, please contact us today.

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Learn more about how we can help you during a free initial consultation. Call (203) 380-1743 or contact us online. As part of our commitment to our clients, we also offer evening and weekend availability.

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