Diane's Mission > Judge Diane Blick - Judge of Probate, Litchfield Hills Pr:obate District, Litchfield Probate Court, Litchfield Probate Judge

Diane Blick Probate Judge in the Litchfield Hills Probate District

  • Deep understanding of family relationships as a wife, mother, and grandmother
  • Makes you feel comfortable when speaking about your family issues and concerns
  • Sets convenient court times and locations to accommodate your needs
  • Assures that you are informed and assisted throughout the probate process
  • Treats everyone with respect

  • Probate Judge for the Litchfield Hills Probate Court for over 10 years;
  • Managed and administered over 9,000 matters for families in Canaan (Falls Village), Cornwall, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Thomaston and Warren;
  • Thorough and comprehensive knowledge of probate law
  • Worked over 30 years as a probate paralegal and 4 years as Administrative Assistant to Probate Judge Arleen Keegan
  • Uses common sense and the law when rendering decisions

  • Serves the residents as a Full-time Judge
  • Has no other professional or job obligations to detract from Court responsibilities
  • Nicknamed "Judge on Wheels" due to maintaining offices in Litchfield, Kent & North Canaan and travelling throughout Connecticut to accommodate local families in the multiple town probate district
  • Always accessible 24/7/365 by phone (860) 201-7431 or by email: diane@judgeblick.com

Diane's Mission as Judge of Probate

1) Family and Children Matters

“My goal is to return smiles to the faces of children.  As a mother and grandmother, my professional and life experiences give me a sound foundation from which to draw on when making difficult decisions in the best interest of a child and the entire family.  I always use common sense and the law when rendering decisions." - Judge Diane Blick

  • Adoptions
  • Guardian of a Minor
  • Removal of Guardianship
  • Restoration of Guardianship
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Guardian of the Intellectually Disabled

2) Conservatorship

“My goal is to implement a safe and secure plan when help is needed.   Having over 30 years experience overseeing the financial and personal needs of seniors, I understand their concerns, stresses and anxieties." - Judge Diane Blick

  • Protecting personal rights
  • Protecting assets
  • Determining least restrictive means of assistance
  • Overseeing medical needs
  • Advocating respectful care at home and in nursing homes
  • Keeping family close and involved

3) Estates and Trusts

“My goal is to assure estates and trusts are administered in accordance with the directives of the decedent.   I review all trusts regularly to see that assets are invested safely, income is being maximized, funds are being distributed properly and the fees charged are appropriate and reasonable." - Judge Diane Blick

Estates

  • Implement Will directives
  • Oversee proper distribution of assets in accordance with state laws when there is no Will
  • Mediate family disagreements
  • Oversee timely filing and processing of all documents
  • Assure accountability of Fiduciary

Trusts - read an article about Trusts

  • Oversee administration of trust assets
  • Assure that expenses are reasonable
  • Affirm that  beneficiaries are receiving what they are entitled to receive
  • Assure accountability of Trustee