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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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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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Conservatorship of Britney Spears

  Conservatorship of Britney Spears In our practice we see many conservatorships. And frequently we help clients avoid conservatorships in the first place. There are many reasons why seeking a conservatorship for yourself or a loved one is a … Read More
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Pay Attention to Your Estate Plan: Chris Rock’s Expired Prenuptial Agreement

While most marriages are entered into with a great deal of bliss and optimism, nonetheless many of those marriages end in divorce.  From an estate planning perspective, it always prudent for a marrying couple to enter into a prenuptial agreement tha… Read More
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Changes to Connecticut Probate Fees

Prior to the start of the State of Connecticut’s current fiscal year that began on July 1, the State’s General Assembly made some important changes to how the state’s Probate Courts are funded.  The new budget reduces state funding for the Pro… Read More
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Top Twenty Problems with Skilled Nursing Facilities (Part Three of Four)

Navigating the care of a loved one in a skilled nursing facility can seem very daunting for family members and friends entrusted with the role of advocate. Justice in Aging compiled a handbook called “20 Common Nursing Home Problems—and How to Re… Read More
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Top Twenty Problems with Skilled Nursing Facilities (Part One of Four)

When faced with long-term nursing home placement, countless individuals and their loved ones lament having to consider them in the first place. However, in many cases, the 24-hour supervision and specialized services provided in these facilities are… Read More
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Divorce with Dementia

Can an individual suffering from dementia legally divorce his or her spouse?  Or to put it another way, can someone with dementia possess the legal right to divorce and initiate a lawsuit yet at the same time to lack the capacity to manage property… Read More
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Impact of Supreme Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage: Part 2 of 2

Last time we gave a brief description of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that recognized same-sex marriage as a constitutional right.  Same sex marriage is now a right nationwide.  Now that same-sex couples have the op… Read More
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Do You Know How the New Connecticut Law Affects Your Power of Attorney?

Do You Know How the New Connecticut Law Affects Your Power of Attorney? The legislature of the State of Connecticut, after years of debate, has adopted comprehensive new laws concerning powers of attorney for financial matters.  Overall, the new la… Read More
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