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The Estate of Prince - a Royal Mess - (Part 1)

  The Estate of Prince – a Royal Mess (Part 1) Everybody knows you should have a Will.  Although we caution our clients that having a Will alone will leave many important planning issues unaddressed, not having a Will creates a number of prob… Read More
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Retirement, Student Loans and Social Security

When we think of retirement we think of sitting back somewhere warm and enjoying what we have worked so hard all of our life to build.  When we think of retirement we do not think of having outstanding student loans…but nowadays we may have to! Th… Read More
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Hospital Legal Rights in Connecticut

  New Policy to Address the Problems Caused by Observation Status Henry Weatherby President at Weatherby & Associates, PC A visit to the hospital can be physically and emotionally jarring for patients and their family members or… Read More
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Power of Attorney for Estate Planning

  Banks Refuse to Honor a Durable Power of Attorney Because of a Small Name Problem A Durable Power of Attorney (“POA”) can be a useful tool in estate planning.  In a POA, a person termed the “principal” gives legal authority to a diff… Read More
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Things to Remember at Tax Time

Tax day is fast approaching and you want to make sure you're taking advantage of all the deductions you're entitled to.

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Categories: General Interest

Costs of Some New Long-Term Care Insurance Policies Rise in Latest Survey

A couple who are both age 60 and who purchase new long-term care insurance coverage can expect to pay between 6 and 9 percent more compared to a year ago according to the 2017 Long Term Care Insurance Price Index.

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Categories: General Interest

Is It Better to Use Joint Ownership or a Trust to Pass Down a Home?

When leaving a home to your children, you can avoid probate by using either joint ownership or a revocable trust, but which is the better method?

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Categories: General Interest

Trump Delays Rule That Retirement Advisers Put Their Client's Interests Ahead of Their Own

President Trump signed an executive order calling for a review of the fiduciary rule that was intended to prevent financial advisers from steering their clients to bad retirement investments.

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Categories: General Interest

Home Care Options Offered by the State of Connecticut

Home Care Options Offered by the State of Connecticut Countless older adults have voiced strong desires to remain living in their private homes for as long as possible. They dread the need to rely on supports offered at nursing homes or as they are… Read More
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Categories: Elder Care, Elder Law

Banks Refuse to Honor a Durable Power of Attorney Because of a Small Name Problem.

Banks Refuse to Honor a Durable Power of Attorney Because of a Small Name Problem. A Durable Power of Attorney (“POA”) can be a useful tool in estate planning.  In a POA, a person termed the “principal” gives legal authority to a different… Read More
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