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  Living Will – Having a one is Crucial Have you ever given thought to who benefits from good estate planning? There are many good answers. Estate planning can benefit your spouse and it can benefit your descendants who stand to inherit your a… Read More
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Assisted Reproductive Technology and Estate Planning

Assisted Reproductive Technology and Estate Planning Estate planning is often seen as a conservative, static area of the law, where common practices adhere to customary norms and traditions.  But one area where good comprehensive estate planning mu… Read More
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Poorly Done Estate Settlement Can Create Real Estate Title Problems

When a family member dies, there are many legal and financial things that need to be taken care of.  That process is commonly called “estate settlement.”  It is also called Probate.  There are costs involved with the estate settlement process.… Read More
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CAN YOU BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR PARENT’S NURSING HOME BILL?

Have you ever heard of state “filial responsibility” laws?  Although rarely enforced, 29 different states have laws that require children to provide financial support to their indigent parents under certain circumstances.  In the context of lo… Read More
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Can you keep your estate plan totally private and should you want to?

Many families are hesitant to discuss financial affairs together.  Parents do not necessarily want their children to know how much or exactly what they have.  Some do not want their loved ones to know exactly how they plan to dispose of their asset… 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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WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER DO BUSINESS “ON A HANDSHAKE”

Many of our small business owner clients enjoy having their children or other family members work with them in the business, and their “exit plan” relies heavily on transferring responsibility for running the business to those family members.  F… Read More
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A Good Estate Plan Needs More than a Will

When it comes to estate planning, everybody wants a Will.  Many people believe that good estate planning begins and ends with having a Will and they think once they have a Will, all their estate planning problems have been solved.  But unfortunatel… 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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Can you change your Will on your own? Should you?

Since the purpose of a Will is to document your wishes for who should be the executor and who should receive your solely-owned assets after you die, it should be a fairly straightforward matter to change that document if you later change your mind, r… Read More
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